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a mineral from which a metal can be extracted for profit
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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.]
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(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
n., pl. ö•re.
1. Also, ø•re (Œ′ rə). 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]
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A mineral or rock from which a valuable or useful substance, especially a metal, can be extracted at a reasonable cost.
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A metal-rich mineral deposit.
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|Noun||1.||ore - 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
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ore[ˈɔːr] n → minerai m
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n → Erz nt
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
any mineral, rock etc from which a metal is obtained. iron ore. erts مَعْدَن خام руда minério ruda das Organ malm; -malm μετάλλευμαmineral, mena maak سنگ معدن malmi mineraiעפרה अयस्क ruda érc bijih málmgrÿti minerale 鉱石 광석, 원광 rūda rūda bijih` ertsmalmruda معدن ذغال minério minereu руда ruda ruda ruda malm แร่ cevher 礦石 руда دھات quặng 矿石
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