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Definitions of ore

  1. Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augry. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Metal; as, the liquid ore. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A mineral substance containing one or more metals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Metal in its unreduced state: metal mixed with earthy and other substances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Mineral containing metal in combination. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A natural substance, as rock, containing metal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Metal in its natural state combined with some other substance; metal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Properly the vein of metal-so called from the ore found in a thin band appearing in the section like a vein running through the rock; a metal as extracted from the earth combined with other substances;-as mixed with mineral matters, ores receive the various names of matrix, gangue, vein-stone, or ore-stone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ore

  1. But you ask Prince if he wants my calculations of Grantline's ore body. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  2. She looked up and out toward those still fields of precious ore dimming under the purple shadows of twilight, and saw them a black tangle of wanton desolation. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
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