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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

corekɔr, koʊr(n.; v.)cored, cor•ing.

  1. (n.)the central part of a fleshy fruit, containing the seeds.

    Category: Botany

  2. the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.

  3. the piece of iron, bundle of iron wires, or other ferrous material forming the central or inner portion in an electromagnet, induction coil, transformer, or the like.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. (in mining, geology, etc.) a cylindrical sample of earth, mineral, or rock extracted from the ground so that the strata are undisturbed in the sample.

    Category: Geology, Mining

  5. a lump of stone from which prehistoric humans struck flakes in order to make tools.

    Category: Anthropology, Archaeology

  6. the central portion of the earth, having a radius of about 2100 mi. (3379 km) and believed to be composed mainly of iron and nickel in a molten state.

    Category: Geology

    Ref: Compare crust (def. 7) 6 , mantle (def. 3). 1 3

  7. the region in a nuclear reactor that contains its fissionable material.

    Category: Physics

  8. an assemblage of small magnetized ferrite rings used as a data-storage medium in some computers.

    Category: Computers

  9. a thickness of base metal beneath a cladding.

    Category: Metallurgy

  10. Category: Textiles

    Ref: heart (def. 15). 17

  11. (v.t.)to remove the core of (fruit).

  12. to cut from the central part.

  13. to remove (a cylindrical sample) from the interior, as of the earth or a tree trunk.

Origin of core:

1275–1325; ME; orig. uncert.; perh. < OF cors body < L corpus


COREkɔr, koʊr(n.)

or C.O.R.E.

  1. Congress of Racial Equality.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. core, nucleus, core group(noun)

    a small group of indispensable persons or things

    "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

  2. core(noun)

    the center of an object

    "the ball has a titanium core"

  3. core(noun)

    the central part of the Earth

  4. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

  5. core(noun)

    a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

  6. Congress of Racial Equality, CORE(noun)

    an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

  7. effect, essence, burden, core, gist(noun)

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

  8. core, magnetic core(noun)

    (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories

    "each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit"

  9. core(noun)

    the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

  10. core(verb)

    a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

  11. core(verb)

    remove the core or center from

    "core an apple"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. core(noun)ɔr, koʊr

    the fundamental part of sth

    the core of the business; What's at the core of his anger?

  2. coreɔr, koʊr

    the center of sth

    an apple core; the earth's core; a core vocabulary; core classes in the M.A. program


  1. core(Noun)

    A body of individuals; an assemblage.

  2. core(Noun)

    A miner's underground working time or shift.

  3. core(Noun)

    A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.

  4. core(Noun)

    The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.

  5. core(Noun)

    The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.

  6. core(Noun)

    The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.

  7. core(Noun)

    The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.

  8. core(Noun)

    The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.

  9. core(Noun)

    The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

  10. core(Verb)

    To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.

  11. core(Verb)

    To extract a sample with a drill.

  12. core(Noun)

    magnetic memory.

  13. core(Noun)

    An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one

  14. core(Noun)

    A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself. Said to be an acronym for Cash On REturn, but that may be a backronym.

  15. Origin: From core, kore, coor, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from cuer, from cor; or from cors, from corpus. See also heart, corpse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Core(noun)

    a body of individuals; an assemblage

  2. Core(noun)

    a miner's underground working time or shift

  3. Core(noun)

    a Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer

  4. Core(noun)

    the heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince

  5. Core(noun)

    the center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square

  6. Core(noun)

    the most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject

  7. Core(noun)

    the prtion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern

  8. Core(noun)

    a disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver

  9. Core(noun)

    the bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals

  10. Core(verb)

    to take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple

  11. Core(verb)

    to form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting


  1. Core

    Core is the debut album by the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on September 29, 1992 through Atlantic Records. The album, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #3 on the Billboard 200, was certified 8x platinum by the RIAA on December 18, 2001, making it the band's best-selling album.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. core

    Main storage or RAM. Dates from the days of ferrite-core memory; now archaic as techspeak most places outside IBM, but also still used in the Unix community and by old-time hackers or those who would sound like them. Some derived idioms are quite current; in core, for example, means ‘in memory’ (as opposed to ‘on disk’), and both core dump and the core image or core file produced by one are terms in favor. Some varieties of Commonwealth hackish prefer store.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Core

    (a) The conductor or conductors of an electric cable. (See Cable Core.) (b) The iron mass, generally central in an electro-magnet or armature, around which the wire is coiled. It acts by its high permeance to concentrate or multiply the lines of force, thus maintaining a more intense field. (See Armature--Magnet, Electro--Magnet, Field--Core, Laminated). In converters or transformers (See Converter) it often surrounds the wire coils.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Core' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2954

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Core' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4461

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Core' in Nouns Frequency: #1217

Translations for Core

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the innermost part of something, especially fruit

an apple-core; the core of the earth.

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