Part of speech: noun

A natural substance, as rock, containing metal.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Various.