1. [ noun ] a small group of indispensable persons or things
Synonyms: nucleus core_group

"five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

Related terms: set cadre
2. [ noun ] the center of an object

"do not eat the apple core"

Related terms: center corncob
3. [ noun ] the central part of the earth
Related terms: center lithosphere
4. [ noun ] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: center substance essence heart sum heart_and_soul meat marrow pith nub gist nitty-gritty inwardness kernel

: "the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

Related terms: content stuff hypostasis haecceity bare_bones quintessence summate
5. [ verb ] remove the core or center from

"core an apple"

Related terms: hollow
6. [ noun ] a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
Related terms: sample
7. [ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Synonyms: effect gist burden essence
Related terms: meaning
8. [ noun ] an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
Synonyms: congress_of_racial_equality
Related terms: organization ngo
9. [ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
Related terms: chamber nuclear_reactor
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7344
11. [ noun ] a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
Related terms: bar magnetic_core magnet
Similar spelling:   Corea