Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
  2. (noun, substance) a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

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Origin of the word Ore

  1. 12c., merger of O.E. ora "ore, unworked metal" (related to ear "earth"); and O.E. ar "brass, copper, bronze," from P.Gmc. *ajiz- (cf. O.N. eir "brass, copper," Ger. ehern "brazen," Goth. aiz "bronze"), from PIE *aus- "gold" (cf. Skt. ayah "metal," Avestan ayo, L. aes "brass"). The two words were not fu… more

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Words that sound like Ore

o'er, o'hara, oar, or, oreo, oriya, orr, orrery

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