- a thickness of wood forming a base for a veneer.
- a wooden construction, as in a door, forming a backing for veneers.
- a thickness of base metal beneath a cladding.
- the softer interior of a piece of casehardened metal.
- a specially formed refractory object inserted into a mold to produce cavities or depressions in the casting that cannot be readily formed on the pattern.
- Also called magnetic core.a small ring or loop of ferromagnetic material with two states of polarization that can be changed by changing the direction of the current applied in wires wound around the ring, used to store one bit of information or to perform switching or logical functions.
- Also called main memory, RAM.a term used to refer to main memory, though no longer made from from coils of ferromagnetic material.
verb (used with object), cored, cor·ing.
Origin of core1
Synonyms for core
noun Chiefly Scot.
Origin of core2
Related Words for corebody, heart, substance, foundation, importance, essence, basis, focus, crux, nucleus, thrust, root, origin, pivot, kernel, meat, purport, bulk, quick, midpoint
Examples from the Web for core
Contemporary Examples of core
It is a spy series at its core, but you guys never really pull from the headlines.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
A soldier in the service of ideals and aspirations that formed his core.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
Some of them would open up deep splits in core Democratic constituencies.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
The recent attacks were directed at Sony, but they cut to the core of our free society.U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack
Gordon G. Chang
December 18, 2014
What is important is the success Homeland has in capturing the core of the business.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
Historical Examples of core
Then, as in Fig. 9, cut the core loose from the outside skin.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Even the best of them were rotten to the core, and but mere adventurers.Ridgeway
It turned out that a splinter of iron wire had penetrated the core.Heroes of the Telegraph
Pare and core them, and either leave them whole, or cut them into quarters.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
The stick can do him no good, and I want it in my heart's core.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
- the central, innermost, or most essential part of somethingthe core of the argument
- (as modifier)the core meaning
- one of several processing units working in parallel in a computer
- a ferrite ring formerly used in a computer memory to store one bit of information
- short for core store
- (as modifier)core memory
Word Origin for core
n acronym for (in the US)
n combining form
adj combining form
late 14c., probably from Old French coeur "core of fruit, heart of lettuce," literally "heart," from Latin cor "heart," from PIE root *kerd- "heart" (see heart). Nuclear reactor sense is from 1949.
mid-15c., from core (n.). Related: Cored; coring.
see rotten to the core.