core /ˈkor, ˈkɔr/
core /ˈko(ə)r, ˈkɔ(ə)r/ 名詞
Ko·ran n. The Scriptures of the Muslims, containing the professed revelations to Mohammed; -- called also Alcoran. [Written also Kuran or Quran, Also rarely Coran and Core.]
Cor n. A Hebrew measure of capacity; a homer. [Written also core.]
Core n. A body of individuals; an assemblage. [Obs.]
He was in a core of people. --Bacon.
Core, n. Mining. A miner's underground working time or shift.
Note: ☞ The twenty-four hours are divided into three or four cores.
Core, n. A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
1. 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.
A fever at the core,
Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore. --Byron.
2. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square. [Obs.]
3. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject; -- also used attributively, as the core curriculum at a college.
4. Founding The portion 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.
5. A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver. [Prov. Eng.]
6. Anat. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
7. Elec. A mass of iron or other ferrous metal, forming the central part of an electromagnet, such as those upon which the conductor of an armature, a transformer, or an induction coil is wound.
Note: The presence of the iron intensifies the magnetic field created by a a current passing through the windings.
Core box Founding, a box or mold, usually divisible, in which cores are molded.
Core print Founding, a projecting piece on a pattern which forms, in the mold, an impression for holding in place or steadying a core.
Core dump See core dump in the vocabulary.
Core, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord p. pr. & vb. n. Coring.]
1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out. --Marston.
2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
n 1: the center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core"
2: a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five
periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
[syn: nucleus, core group]
3: the central part of the Earth
4: 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" [syn: kernel, substance, center,
essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness,
marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]
5: a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow
6: an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to
work for racial equality [syn: Congress of Racial
7: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
[syn: effect, essence, burden, gist]
8: the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile
material where the reaction takes place
9: a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes
through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of
v : remove the core or center from; "core an apple"