Ore Definition

ôr
noun
Any natural combination of minerals, esp. one from which a metal or metals can be profitably extracted.
Webster's New World
A natural substance from which a nonmetallic material, such as sulfur, can be extracted.
Webster's New World
A monetary unit of Sweden, equal to1100 of a krona.
Webster's New World
A monetary unit equal to1100 of a Danish krone or Norwegian krone.
Webster's New World
abbreviation
Oregon.
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Other Word Forms of Ore

Noun

Singular:
ore
Plural:
ores

Origin of Ore

  • Middle English or, oor, blend of Old English ōra (“ore, unwrought metal") and ār (“brass, copper, bronze"), the first a derivate of ear (“earth"), the second from Proto-Germanic *aiz (compare Old Norse eir (“brass, copper"), German ehern (“brazen, bronzen"), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌶 (aiz, “ore")), from Proto-Indo-European *áyos, h₂éyos. Confer Latin aes (“bronze, copper"), Avestan ayah, Sanskrit अयस् (áyas, “copper, iron").

    From Wiktionary

  • Swedish from Old Norse eyrir from Latin aureus gold coin from aurum gold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English ōra and from Old English ār brass, copper, bronze

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Danish Norwegian both from Old Norse eyrir öre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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