• Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ore a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
    • n ore a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.
    • Ore (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.
    • n Ore ōr Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augury.
    • Ore Metal; as, the liquid ore .
    • Ore 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).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ore A metalliferous mineral of rock, especially one which is of sufficient value to be mined. A mixture of a native metal with rock or veinstone is not usually called ore, however, it being understood that in an ore proper the metal is in a mineralized condition — that is, exists in combination with some mineralizer, as sulphur or oxygen. The ore and veinstone together constitute the mass of the metalliferous deposit, vein or lode. The ore as mined is usually more or less mixed with veinstone, and from this it is separated, as completely as may be convenient or possible, by dressing. It then usually goes to the smelter, who, by means of a more or less complicated series of operations, frees it from the worthless material which still remains mechanically mixed with it, and also sets it free from its chemical combination with the substances by which it is mineralized.
    • n ore Metal; sometimes, specifically, a precious metal, as gold.
    • n ore See the qualifying words.
    • n ore A Middle English form of oar.
    • n ore Favor; grace; mercy; clemency; protection.
    • n ore Honor; glory.
    • n ore A seaweed, especially Fucus vesiculosus or Laminaria digitata. Compare ore-weed.
    • n ore A kind of fine wool.
    • n ore One of the walls which surround the hearth of a Catalan forge.
    • n ore In the metallurgical treatment of the residue from burning off the sulphur of pyrites in the manufacture of sulphuric acid this material is mixed with common salt, roasted in a suitable furnace with free access of air, and, after cooling, leached with water to extract salts of copper. The dark-red oxid of iron which is left from the leaching is known as purple ore or blue billy. It is reduced to pulverulent metallic iron and used to precipitate copper from the solution obtained in the leaching.
    • n ore Abbreviations of Oregon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ore ōr metal as it comes from the mine: metal mixed with earthy and other substances.
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ōra,; cf. ār, brass, bronze, akin to OHG. ēr, G. ehern, brazen, Icel. eir, brass, Goth. ais, L. aes, Skr. ayas, iron. √210. Cf. Ora Era
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ór, another form of ár, brass; Ice. eir, L. æs, ær-is, bronze.


In literature:

And do you suppose Yetmore recognized the sand as galena ore?
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Possible Ore \ The whole or a part of the ore below the Ore Expectant / lowest level or beyond the range of vision.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
On its banks some buildings have been constructed, for the smelting of copper ore.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Coal, iron ore, copper, wood, tin, zinc were there in plenty.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Iron ores are very abundant.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
If he has found a rich yield of ore, and has taken you into partnership, it means that you will be a rich woman.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
We understand there are indications of fair payable ore, but further capital is needed to get at it.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
It is often necessary to bore several passages in order to discover the ore or seam of sulphur.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
Ashtabula is one of the most important ports in America for the shipment of iron ore and coal.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
This estimate would give the United States alone 8 per cent of the iron ore of the world.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing

In poetry:

The Jane Price of Swansea
Thirty days out,
With Copper ore from Carrizal
And sinking . . .
"Copper Ore" by Cicely Fox Smith
The sher-iff gat Little John
Twelve months of the knight,
Theref-ore he gave him right anon
A good horse and a wight.
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
Sweavens are swift, master," quoth John,
"As the wind that blowes ore a hill;
For if itt be never soe lowde this night,
To-morrow it may be still."
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
Strange! when that shining, shifting ore
Is but delusive, dazzling clay—
A shell men grasp—and grasp no more,
E'en while they throw the pearl away.
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring
Give ore my wanton fancy now give ore the clouds are gath'ring & anon they'le powr
the pleasures of my groves are fled away
the sacred silence & ye shiny day
what have you then to lull you in your play
"Satyr VI. The Spleen" by Thomas Parnell
Then hail Columbia, happy land!
While California yields her ore,
May you increase your jewel band,
By adding every year one more;
And when you're asked your jewels to display.
Point to your score of sons saying "these are they."
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott

In news:

How China Closed Its Ports to Brazilian Miner Vale's Huge Iron-Ore Vessels.
Anglo American update on Minas-Rio iron ore project.
BHP to ramp up iron ore production from existing mines.
Iron Ore trail millage defeated.
Even as output recovers in China, where high-cost operations have been shuttered following this year's slump in global prices for iron ore , demand for the bulk commodity from Australia will keep rising, he said at a media briefing in Sydney.
Iron ore is already Australia's largest export.
Iron Ore Seen at $120 a Ton on China Stimulus, Mitsui Says.
As iron ore dips, Cliffs' stock price follows suit.
Live by the ore, die by the ore — and, lately, Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc has been getting killed by low iron ore prices.
The physical price of iron ore at the Chinese port of Tianjin has gained 37 percent to $118.70 a ton since Sept 5, according to data from The Steel Index.
Iron Ore Set to Gain in Fourth Quarter as Chinese Mills Restock.
Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore construction start seen mid-2013.
Iron-Ore Ship Rates Rise as China Spends.
Iron-Ore carrier daily rates rebound as China spends US$158-billion.
Iron ore strong in U.P.

In science:

There is a quotient ring D associated to every Ore domain A.
Algorithmic proofs of two theorems of Stafford
Since the Weyl algebra Ar is an Ore domain, we can form its quotient ring, which we denote by Dr .
Algorithmic proofs of two theorems of Stafford
We can find 0 6= t ∈ S such that tα P δi f εi ∈ M ; it follows from S being Ore.
Algorithmic proofs of two theorems of Stafford
Let B = S −1A be the localization of the algebra A at a left Ore subset S of A.
Gelfand-Kirillov dimension of commutative subalgebras of simple infinite dimensional algebras and their quotient division algebras
FΓa satisfies Ore’s localizability conditions, the localization UΓa of U with respect to FΓa is well-defined.
On the structure and characters of weight modules