core

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Core is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
core

Plural
cores

An apple core
  1. (countable) The core is the centre part of something.
    I bit into the apple core and spit out the seeds.
    The ideas in it still form the core of the government's economic plan.
    A core group of fans follow the team to every game.
    I was shaken to the core when I heard the terrible news.


Verb[change]

Plain form
core

Third-person singular
cores

Past tense
cored

Past participle
cored

Present participle
coring

  1. (transitive) If you core something, you remove the centre from it.
    lemon juice • 4 eating apples, peeled, halved and cored • 1 tbsp of...