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A mineral or an aggregate of minerals from which a valuable constituent, especially a metal, can be profitably mined or extracted.

[Middle English, from Old English ōra and from Old English ār, brass, copper, bronze.]


A Swedish unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the krona.

[Swedish, from Old Norse eyrir, from Latin aureus, gold coin, from aurum, gold.]


A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the krone in Denmark and Norway.

[Danish and Norwegian, both from Old Norse eyrir; see öre.]


(Chemistry) any naturally occurring mineral or aggregate of minerals from which economically important constituents, esp metals, can be extracted
[Old English ār, ōra; related to Gothic aiz, Latin aes, Dutch oer]


n, pl öre
(Currencies) a Scandinavian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Swedish krona and (øre) one hundredth of a Danish and Norwegian krone


(ɔr, oʊr)

1. a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit.
2. a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur.
[before 900; conflation of Middle English ore, Old English ōra ore, unreduced metal; and Middle English or(e) ore, metal, Old English ār brass; c. Old Saxon, Old High German ēr, Old Norse eir; compare Latin aes bronze]


(ˈœ rə)

n., pl. ö•re.
1. Also, ø•re (Œrə). a monetary unit of Denmark and Norway, equal to 1/100 of a krone.
2. a monetary unit of Sweden, equal to 1/100 of a krona.
[1700–20; < Swedish öre, Dan, Norwegian øre « Latin aureus a gold coin]




A mineral or rock from which a valuable or useful substance, especially a metal, can be extracted at a reasonable cost.


A metal-rich mineral deposit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ore - a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be minedore - a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
concentrate, dressed ore - the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
lead ore - ore containing lead
pay dirt - ore that yields a substantial profit to the miner
uranium ore - any ore from which uranium can be extracted
2.ore - a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
krona, Swedish krona - the basic unit of money in Sweden
Danish krone, krone - the basic unit of money in Denmark
krone, Norwegian krone - the basic unit of money in Norway
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[ɔːʳ] Nmineral m, mena f
copper oremineral m de cobre


[ˈɔːr] nminerai m


nErz nt


[ɔːʳ] nminerale m grezzo
copper ore → minerale grezzo di rame


() noun
any mineral, rock etc from which a metal is obtained. iron ore.
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Proven reserves of gold and silver ore still remain underground, keeping alive hopes that the Ropes mine will someday yield its treasures to a new generation of miners.
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Additionally, historic exploration has provided positive indications that lead and zinc ore are present within the EPL and this is underpinned by the presence of the Karibib Formation host marble, containing lead, zinc, and silver ore, which folds and widens within the licence area.
The company has the exclusive right to explore and extract gold and silver ore from the Sekisovskoye deposit in the countrya[euro](tm)s Glubokovsky region.
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The decrease in silver production year-over-year is due to lower silver ore grade.
The report pointed to a noticeable rally in purchase orders for silver ore