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Meaning of CORK

Pronunciation:  kork, kork

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  2. [n]  the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
  3. [n]  a port city in southern Ireland
  4. [n]  outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
  5. [n]  (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
  6. [v]  close a bottle with a cork

CORK is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bob, bobber, bobfloat, cork up, phellem
 Antonyms: uncork
 See Also: bark, city, Eire, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, float, Ireland, Irish Free State, metropolis, plant material, plug, plug, port, rig, secure, stop up, stopper, stopple, tackle, urban center, wine bottle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cork\ (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk;
    all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf.
    1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus
       Suber}), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made.
       See {Cutose}.
    2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
    3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in
       greater or less abundance.
    Note: Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker;
          calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or
    {Cork jackets}, a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed
       within canvas, and used to aid in swimming.
    {Cork tree} (Bot.), the species of oak ({Quercus Suber} of
       Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of
  2. \Cork\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corked} (k[^o]rkt); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Corking}.]
    1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
    2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
             Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace. --Bp.
    Note: To cork is sometimes used erroneously for to calk, to
          furnish the shoe of a horse or ox with sharp points,
          and also in the meaning of cutting with a calk.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing cork in your dream, represents your versatility and adaptability in different situations. You have the ability to stay afloat in times of turmoil. and rise above your circumstances.
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