Definitions for oreɔr, oʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oreɔr, oʊr(n.)

  1. a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit.

    Category: Mineralogy

  2. a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of ore:

bef. 900; conflation of ME ore, OE ōra ore, unreduced metal; and ME or(e) ore, metal, OE ār brass; c. OS, OHG ēr, ON eir; cf. L aes bronze

Ore.

  1. Oregon.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ore(noun)

    a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

  2. ore(noun)

    a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona

Wiktionary

  1. ore(Noun)

    Rock that contains utilitarian materials; primarily a rock containing metals or gems which -- at the time of the rock's evaluation and proposal for extraction -- are able to be separated from its neighboring minerals and processed at a cost that does not exceed those materials' present-day economic values.

  2. Origin: or, oor, blend of ora and ar, the first a derivate of ear, the second from aiz (compare eir, , 033003390336), from h₂eyos. Confer aes, ayah, अयस्.

Freebase

  1. Ore

    An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals. The ores are extracted through mining; these are then refined to extract the valuable element. The grade or concentration of an ore mineral, or metal, as well as its form of occurrence, will directly affect the costs associated with mining the ore. The cost of extraction must thus be weighed against the metal value contained in the rock to determine what ore can be processed and what ore is of too low a grade to be worth mining. Metal ores are generally oxides, sulfides, silicates, or "native" metals that are not commonly concentrated in the Earth's crust or "noble" metals such as gold. The ores must be processed to extract the metals of interest from the waste rock and from the ore minerals. Ore bodies are formed by a variety of geological processes. The process of ore formation is called ore genesis.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ore(noun)

any mineral, rock etc from which a metal is obtained

iron ore.

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