ore /ˈor, ˈɔr/
Ore n. Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augury. [Obs.]
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).
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.
3. Metal; as, the liquid ore. [R.]
Ore hearth, a low furnace in which rich lead ore is reduced; -- also called Scotch hearth.
n 1: a metal-bearing mineral valuable enough to be mined
2: a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore
equal 1 krona