[awr, ohr] /ɔr, oʊr/
a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit.
a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur.
[œ-ruh] /ˈœ rə/
noun, plural öre.
a bronze coin of Norway, the 100th part of a krone.
a zinc or bronze coin of Denmark, the 100th part of a krone.
a bronze coin of Sweden, the 100th part of a krona.
a fractional currency of the Faeroe Islands, the 100th part of a krona.
any naturally occurring mineral or aggregate of minerals from which economically important constituents, esp metals, can be extracted
noun (pl) öre
a Scandinavian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Swedish krona and (øre) one hundredth of a Danish and Norwegian krone
12c., merger of Old English ora “ore, unworked metal” (related to ear “earth,” cognate with Low German ur “iron-containing ore,” Dutch oer, Old Norse aurr “gravel”); and Old English ar “brass, copper, bronze,” from Proto-Germanic *ajiz- (cf. Old Norse eir “brass, copper,” German ehern “brazen,” Gothic aiz “bronze”), from PIE *aus- “gold” (see aureate). The two words were not fully assimilated till 17c.; what emerged has the form of ar but the meaning of ora.
A naturally occurring mineral or rock from which a valuable or useful substance, especially a metal, can be extracted at a reasonable cost.
In geology, a mineral that contains a commercially useful material, such as gold or uranium.
Note: Ore deposits are generally mined, and the ore is processed to recover the material.
[awr-shoot, ohr-] /ˈɔrˌʃut, ˈoʊr-/ noun 1. a rich concentration in an orebody.
[awr-e-stee-uh, ohr-] /ˌɔr ɛˈsti ə, ˌoʊr-/ noun 1. a trilogy of tragic dramas (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus, consisting of the Agamemnon, the Choëphori, and the Eumenides.
[aw-res-teez, oh-res‐] /ɔˈrɛs tiz, oʊˈrɛs‐/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and the brother of Electra and Iphigenia: he avenged the murder of Agamemnon by killing Clytemenestra and her lover, Aegisthus, then was pursued by the Furies until saved by Athena. 2. (italics) a tragedy (408 b.c.) by Euripides. /ɒˈrɛstiːz/ noun […]
noun 1. Psychoanalysis. an unconscious desire of a son to kill his mother.