Noun core has 9 senses
  1. core - the center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core"
    --1 is a kind of
    center, centre, midpoint
    --1 has particulars: corncob
    Derived form: verb core1
  2. core, nucleus, core group - a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
    --2 is a kind of set
    --2 has particulars: cadre
  3. core - the central part of the Earth
    --3 is a kind of
    center, centre, midpoint
  4. kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
    --4 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --4 has particulars:
     bare bones; hypostasis; quiddity, haecceity; quintessence; stuff
  5. core - a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
    --5 is a kind of
  6. Congress of Racial Equality, CORE - an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
    --6 is a kind of nongovernmental organization, NGO
  7. effect, essence, burden, core, gist - the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    --7 is a kind of meaning, significance, signification, import
  8. core - the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
    --8 is a kind of
    --8 is a part of nuclear reactor, reactor
  9. core - a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
    --9 is a kind of
    --9 is a part of magnet
    --9 has particulars: magnetic core
,Verb core has 1 sense
  1. core - remove the core or center from; "core an apple"
    --1 is one way to
    hollow, hollow out, core out
    Derived form: noun core1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something