Kern, Jerome Kern, Jerome David Kern(noun)
United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
the part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body
furnish with a kern
remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; in archaic contexts often used as a term of contempt.
any part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter.
To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters (characters or glyphs); to perform such adjustments to a portion of text, according to preset rules.
a light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from gallowglass, and often used as a term of contempt
any kind of boor or low-lived person
an idler; a vagabond
a part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body, or shank
to form with a kern. See 2d Kern
a hand mill. See Quern
to harden, as corn in ripening
to take the form of kernels; to granulate
Origin: [See Churn. ]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kėrn n. (Scot.) the last sheaf of the harvest: a harvest-home—also Kirn.—n. Kern′-bā′by, an image decorated with blades of corn, &c., carried before reapers at their harvest-home. [A variant of corn.]
Kerne, kėrn, n. an Irish foot-soldier: a boor.—adj. Kern′ish, clownish. [Ir. ceatharnach.]
kėrn, v.i. to granulate.
kėrn, n. (print.) that part of a type which overhangs the stem or shank.
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The numerical value of KERN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of KERN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Soeren Kern see these disenfranchised people, and it’s a very good recruitment pool.
Federal intervention is urgently needed because the air district and Kern County officials have utterly failed to safeguard public health and the environment.
The EPA stepped in to protect California from this crude-by-rail facility's dangerous air pollution, federal intervention is urgently needed because the air district and Kern County officials have utterly failed to safeguard public health and the environment.
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