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Definition of ORE

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Ore \Ore\ ([=o]r), n. [AS. [=a]r.]
     Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augury. [Obs.]
     --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ore \Ore\, n. [AS. [=o]ra; cf. [=a]r brass, bronze, akin to OHG. [=e]r, G. ehern brazen, Icel. eir brass, Goth. ais, L. aes, Skr. ayas iron. [root]210. Cf. {Ora}, {Era}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc., or combined, as iron, lead, etc. Usually the ores contain the metals combined with oxygen, sulphur, arsenic, etc. (called mineralizers). [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mining) A native metal or its compound with the rock in which it occurs, after it has been picked over to throw out what is worthless. [1913 Webster]

     3. Metal; as, the liquid ore. [R.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

     {Ore hearth}, a low furnace in which rich lead ore is reduced; -- also called {Scotch hearth}. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "ore":
     argentite, arsenopyrite, bauxite, chalcocite, cinnabar, crude, galena, iron ore, ironstone, limonite, lodestone, magnetite, mineral, mineral-bearing material, mispickel, pyrite, raw material, rich ore, rich vein, rough diamond, siderite, stibnite, unanalyzed mass, unlicked cub, untreated mineral, virgin soil


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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