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We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.
Lakshmi Mittal

Meaning of "ore" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORE

Old English ār, ōra; related to Gothic aiz, Latin aes, Dutch oer.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORE

ore  [ɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ore is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Ore

An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals that can be extracted from the rock at a profit. The ores are extracted through mining; these are then refined to extract the valuable element. The grade or concentration of an ore mineral, or metal, as well as its form of occurrence, will directly affect the costs associated with mining the ore. The cost of extraction must thus be weighed against the metal value contained in the rock to determine what ore can be processed and what ore is of too low a grade to be worth mining. Metal ores are generally oxides, sulfides, silicates, or "native" metals that are not commonly concentrated in the Earth's crust, or "noble" metals such as gold. The ores must be processed to extract the metals of interest from the waste rock and from the ore minerals. Ore bodies are formed by a variety of geological processes. The process of ore formation is called ore genesis.

Definition of ore in the English dictionary

The definition of ore in the dictionary is any naturally occurring mineral or aggregate of minerals from which economically important constituents, esp metals, can be extracted.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORE

ore dressing
Ore Mountains
oread
orecchiette
orecchietti
orectic
Oreg.
oregano
Oregon
Oregon fir
Oregon grape
Oregon pine
Oregon trail
Orel
Orenburg
Orense
Oreo
oreodont
oreographic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORE

adventure
agriculture
Aire
anywhere
architecture
are
arriere
as it were
as you were
aware
be sure
before
cadastre
capture
care
centre
childcare
compare
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to be sure

Synonyms and antonyms of ore in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ore» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORE

Find out the translation of ore to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ore from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ore» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

矿石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mineral
570 millions of speakers

English

ore
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अयस्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

руды
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

minério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আকরিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

minerai
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bijih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鉱石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광석
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ore
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quặng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धातूचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cevher
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

minerale grezzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rudy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

руди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minereu
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μεταλλεύματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

erts
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

malm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

malm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ore

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORE»

The term «ore» is very widely used and occupies the 5.417 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ore

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4 QUOTES WITH «ORE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ore.
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Charles Caleb Colton
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
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Lakshmi Mittal
We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.
3
Jackson Pollock
When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen.
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Tom Udall
Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORE»

Discover the use of ore in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ore and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tables for Microscopic Identification of Ore Minerals
Invaluable reference for geologists, mineralogists lists and describes about 500 ore minerals according to criteria of "hardness" and "reflectance." Indispensable identification aid. Bibliography.
W. Uytenbogaardt, Ernest Alexander Julius Burke, 1985
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Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits
This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition incorporates the most recent research findings on the subject, such as the discovery of dramatic undersea hydrothermal vents.
Hubert Lloyd Barnes, 1997
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Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits
This text presents a current overview of this geologically and industrially important group of minerals.
A.P. Jones, Frances Wall, C.T. Williams, 1996
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Ore Textures: Recognition and Interpretation
This book is specifically designed for the field geologist working without the benefits of sophisticated chemical, mineralogical or petrological support.
Roger Taylor, 2010
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The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide
This is a very detailed colour atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy) with the main emphasis on name and synonyms, mineral group, chemical composition, information about major formation environment, optical data, reflection ...
Bernhard Pracejus, 2008
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Number Theory and Its History
Unusually clear, accessible introduction covers counting, properties of numbers, prime numbers, Aliquot parts, Diophantine problems, congruences, much more. Bibliography.
Oystein Ore, 1988
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Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes
This book brings the discipline of economic geology back into the realm of conventional mainstream earth science by emphasizing the fact that mineral deposits are simply one of the many natural wonders of geological process and evolution.
Laurence Robb, 2009
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Graphs and Their Uses
Classic text on graph theory, brought up to date by Robin Wilson, himself a best-selling maths author.
Oystein Ore, 1990
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Dragon Ore
Book Three of The Dawning of Power trilogy.
Brian Rathbone, 2010
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Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals: An Introduction
The overriding philosophy behind this new edition is the inclusion and integration of this new material within the established framework of the text. The third edition is re-presented in the modern double-column format.
Anthony M. Evans, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ore is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cutifani scolds rivals for iron ore's price collapse
Anglo American Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutifani rebuked rival miners for deepening a global iron ore glut that's driven the price down by ... «Moneyweb.co.za, Jul 15»
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Ore. teacher pleads guilty in sex case involving student
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A former long-term substitute teacher at Pendleton High School has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student. «KEPR 19, Jul 15»
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OSU draws students from across Oregon for music workshops
CORVALLIS, Ore. — In an orchestra, the musicians follow their section leaders, and the section leaders in turn follow the conductor. «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
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Fireworks blamed for blast that killed 1 in Oregon building
The old City Hall building burns as firefighters from all over Umatilla County battle the blaze in Pendleton, Ore., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
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DSI seizes B250m worth of ore from firm linked to ex-Klongchan chief
Department of Special Investigation investigators inspect containers filled with ore worth some 250 million baht in Chiang Mai after a company ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
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Anglo American CEO rebukes rivals for iron ore glut
Anglo American Plc Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutifani rebuked rival miners for deepening a global iron ore glut that's driven the price down ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Pilbara miner seeks return to trade
After the share market closed on Friday, iron ore miner Atlas announced it had requested the suspension of trade in its securities be lifted ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
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MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Grades diverge on strong demand for …
Manganese ore prices diverged on Friday July 24 as market participants reported stronger demand for higher grades of material. «Metalbulletin.com, Jul 15»
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World's Top Iron-Ore Miner Swells Output Even as Prices Drop
Vale SA boosted iron-ore production last quarter to the second-highest ever for the company, exceeding analysts' estimates and worsening a ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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Armed civilians stand guard outside Ore. Army recruiting center
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Two armed civilians are standing guard outside the Army recruiting center in Beaverton Thursday, following a nationwide ... «KATU, Jul 15»

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