- 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.
- corduroy road,
- core barrel,
- core city,
- core competency,
- core curriculum,
- core drawing
Origin of core1
noun Chiefly Scot.
Origin of core2
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A soldier in the service of ideals and aspirations that formed his core.
Some of them would open up deep splits in core Democratic constituencies.
The recent attacks were directed at Sony, but they cut to the core of our free society.
What is important is the success Homeland has in capturing the core of the business.
Core, pare and cut the apples into quarters (if large into eighths).Public School Domestic Science|Mrs. J. Hoodless
A revelation seemed to come upon her, and, for the first time, she was a Huguenot to the core.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
Quarter the apples, or take out the core and leave them whole, as you prefer.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
Has a core of lead and tin composition inclosed in a jacket of cupro-nickel.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Wash, pare, core and cut apples into sections; press them into dough; sprinkle with sugar and dust with cinnamon.New Royal Cook Book|Anonymous
- 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
see rotten to the core.