Meaning of ORE in English


I. ˈȯr noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English or, oor, partly from Old English ōra ore; partly from Old English ār brass; akin to Old High German ēr bronze, Latin aes copper, bronze

Date: before 12th century

1. : a naturally occurring mineral containing a valuable constituent (as metal) for which it is mined and worked

2. : a source from which valuable matter is extracted

II. ˈər-ə noun

( plural ore )

Etymology: Swedish öre & Danish & Norwegian øre

Date: 1716

— see krona, krone at money table

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