a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
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.
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.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ōr, n. metal as it comes from the mine: metal mixed with earthy and other substances. [A.S. ór, another form of ár, brass; Ice. eir, L. æs, ær-is, bronze.]
What does ORE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ORE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
roe, Roe, ROE
o'er, roe, Roe, ROE
The numerical value of ore in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everything has its limit--iron ore cannot be educated into gold. - 1906
It's been said I don't like iron ore. (But) sure, i don't mind iron ore if we can get an iron ore asset at the right price.
That includes some state-owned mines owned by steel mills, which are likely to give up their own iron ore output and turn to cheap imported ore too.
Certainly it is a world of scarcity. But the scarcity is not confined to iron ore and available land. The most constricting scarcities are those of character and personality.
Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms.
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- menaCatalan, Valencian
- mena, mineralSpanish
- ముడి ఖనిజంTelugu
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