What does the word ore mean?

Usage examples for ore

  1. It is thus apparent that the mining of the raw ore from which iron is made, abundant and scattered though it is, is not free from monopoly. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  2. It commenced to dawn on Brooke that Saxton had a reason for not desiring that everybody should know he was sending ore away, but he was too wet to concern himself about the question then. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  3. 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