• (n.) A body of individuals; an assemblage.
• (n.) A miner's underground working time or shift.
• (n.) A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
• (n.) The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall,
rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit,
containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.
• (n.) The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core
of a square.
• (n.) The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core
of a subject.
• (n.) The prtion 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.
• (n.) A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.
• (n.) The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in
• (v. t.) To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an
• (v. t.) To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.