Core Definition

kôr
cored, cores, coring
noun
cores
The central or innermost part of anything.
Webster's New World
The hard, central part of an apple, pear, etc., that contains the seeds.
Webster's New World
The most important part, as of a matter, discussion, etc.; essence; pith.
Webster's New World
A set of subjects or courses that make up a required portion of a curriculum.
American Heritage
A memory, especially one consisting of a series of tiny doughnut-shaped masses of magnetic material.
American Heritage
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verb
cored, cores, coring
To remove the core of.
Webster's New World
To remove (a cylindrical sample) from something, such as a glacier.
American Heritage
To remove a cylindrical sample from (a glacier or soil layer, for example).
American Heritage
To remove small plugs of sod from (turf) in order to aerate it.
American Heritage
To form or build with a base or innermost part consisting of a different substance from that of the covering or outer part.
A fiberglass boat deck that is cored with wood.
American Heritage
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adjective
Central, basic, or most important; main.
Core values, core knowledge.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the muscles of the trunk of the human body.
A core workout.
American Heritage
Of basic importance; essential.
American Heritage
Of or relating to the muscles of the trunk of the human body.
A core workout.
American Heritage
abbreviation
Congress of Racial Equality.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

(Greek mythology) The birth name of Persephone/Proserpina, the queen of the Underworld/Hades, and goddess of the seasons and of vegetation. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter; and the wife of Hades.

Wiktionary
A female given name.
Wiktionary
suffix

Applied to various (often specialised and underground) genres of music.

Wiktionary
other

The central or essential part of a Wide Area Network (WAN) or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is commonly known as the core, or backbone. The network core comprises very high capacity elements and subsystems such as transmission systems, multiplexers, switches, and routers. See also MAN and WAN.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Core

Noun

Singular:
core
Plural:
cores

Origin of Core

  • From Ancient Greek κόρη (korē, literally “Maiden”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from hardcore.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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