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core

core

 
pronunciation:
kor
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
to the core
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the center part of certain fruits, containing hard material and seeds.
The seeds are protected in the core of an apple.
synonyms:
center
similar words:
kernel
definition 2: the essential and most important part of something.
Two revolutionary ideas form the core of his theory.Student motivation is at the core of learning.
synonyms:
body, crux, heart, kernel, marrow, nucleus, pith
similar words:
basics, basis, being, bottom, center, cornerstone, emphasis, essence, extract, foundation, genius, gist, grotto, hub, keynote, nitty-gritty, nub, quintessence, root, spirit, stuff, substance
definition 3: the center of any spherical object.
The core of the planet burns with intense heat.
 
phrase: to the core
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cored, cores, coring
definition: to remove the core of, esp. fruit.
You could help me with the pie by coring the apples.
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