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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