Definitions of core

  1. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  2. 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"
  3. an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
  4. remove the core or center from; " core an apple"
  5. a bar of magnetic material ( as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
  6. the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
  7. a small group of indispensable persons or things; " five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
  8. the center of an object; " do not eat the apple core"
  9. the central part of the earth
  10. a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
  11. the center of an object; " the ball has a titanium core"
  12. A body of individuals; an assemblage.
  13. A miner's underground working time or shift.
  14. A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
  15. 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.
  16. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.
  17. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
  18. 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.
  19. A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.
  20. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
  21. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
  22. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
  23. A mass of iron, usually made of thin plates, upon which the conductor of an armature or of a transformer is wound.
  24. To remove the center, or core, from, as an apple.
  25. Corer.
  26. The heart: the inner part of anything, especially of fruit.
  27. Heart, or central part.
  28. The heart, as of an apple, containing the seeds; center; heart; pith.
  29. The heart or inner part of anything; the central radical part.
  30. The inner part or heart of anything, as of fruit; among founders, the centre part of a mould, meant to keep hollow any casting in metal.

Usage examples for core

  1. As core of this they saw the lady stand with a torch above her head; when they drew rein she did not move. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. And Eleanor, too,- she was pale at luncheon, and for once silent,- has she too found her coveted fruit rotten at its core? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  3. There is an Intelligence at the core of Creation! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  4. Although he was far from being without humility, he was republican to the core in his estimate of his own status in his own free country. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  5. 39 Semi- skilled core makers . – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  6. Maybe they wa'n't all hundreds clear to the core, but that's what was on the outside. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  7. Honest to the core, Owens' thoughts were on a larger scale. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  8. He was a peasant, and in spite of all changes remained a peasant to the very core. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  9. Looked at closely, the deliberate making of issues is very nearly the core of the statesman's task. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  10. New features have been added recently to Project Gutenberg's core services. – ERPANET Case Study: Project Gutenberg by ERPANET
  11. Then I have all these new aunts and uncles pretending," she was penetrating to the core of the matter, Peter realized, " that they're just as good as parents. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  12. " I am, to my heart's core. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  13. Most of this increase will be used to start a new partnership between government and private industry to train and to hire the hard- core unemployed persons. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. For Spain they were patriotic to the core: priests and nobles made common cause with commoners and peasants, and all agreed that they would not brook foreign interference with their domestic concerns. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  15. Have we in heaven a friend who knew us to the heart's core? – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  16. Miss Stisted thought she could see references to this episode in Burton's poem The Kasidah, portions of which were written some three years later: " Mine eyes, my brain, my heart are sad- sad is the very core of me." – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright