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Etymology

Probably from Old French coeur, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] "cor" meaning "heart".

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
core

Plural
s

core (s)
  1. A body of individuals; an assemblage.
  2. A miner's underground working time or shift.
  3. A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
  4. The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.
  5. The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.
  6. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.
  7. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
  8. 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.
  9. A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.
  10. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
  11. (computing) magnetic memory.
  12. (computing) One of several parts in a computer processor.
  13. (automotive) A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself. Said to be an acronym for Cash On REturn, but that may be a backronym.

Derived terms

  • hardcore
  • multi-core
  • dual-core
  • quad-core

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to core

Third person singular
cor

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to core (third-person singular simple present cor, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To remove the core (4) of an apple.
  2. To extract a sample with a drill.

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