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Definitions of cork

  1. a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. close a bottle with a cork Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a port city in southern Ireland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. stuff with cork; "The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To stop with a cork, as a bottle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree; a stopper for a bottle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To stop with a cork, as a bottle; hence, to hold back: with up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Corky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The outer bark of the cork-tree, an oak found in the south of Europe, etc.: a stopper made of cork. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To stop with a cork: to stop up. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Soft bark of a kind of oak; stopper made of this bark. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To stop with a cork. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The light, porous bark of a tree (the cork oak). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Anything made of cork, as a stopper for a bottle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The bark of the cork-tree, from which stopples for bottles, casks, &c., are made; the stopple for a bottle or cask. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A species of oak whose bark, called cork, is extensively used in making stoppers for bottles, casks, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To stop bottles or casks with corks; to make fast with a cork. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A tissue derived usually from the outer layer of the cortex in woody plants. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  26. n. A tissue derived usually from outer layer of cortex in woody plants. na
  27. kork, n. the outer bark of the cork-tree, an oak found in the south of Europe, &c.: a stopper made of cork: any stopper.--adj. made of cork.--v.t. to stop with a cork: to stop up.--ns. CORK'AGE, corking or uncorking of bottles: a charge made by hotel-keepers for uncorking of bottles when the liquor has not been supplied from the house; CORK'-CUT'TER, one employed in cutting corks for bottles, &c.: an instrument used for this.--adj. CORKED, stopped by a cork: tainted by the cork, as wine: blackened by burnt cork.--ns. CORK'ER, a finisher: (slang) something conclusive; CORK'ING-PIN, a large pin, probably from fastening the hair to a pad of cork; CORK'-JACK'ET, a jacket made of or lined with cork, to aid in swimming; CORK'-LEG, an artificial leg, partly of cork; CORK'-SCREW, a screw for drawing corks from bottles.--adj. like a cork-screw in shape.--v.i. to move in a spiral manner.--v.t. to pull out with difficulty, as a cork: to obtain information from by force or cunning.--n. CORK'-TREE, a species of oak from which cork is obtained.--adj. CORK'Y, of or resembling cork: (Shak.) withered. [Sp. corcho--L. cortex, bark, rind.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Bark of cork-oak (c.-tree); piece of c. used as float for fishing line &c.; bottle-stopper of c.; (Bot.) inner division of the bark in higher plants; (adj.) made of c., as c. jacket (for supporting person in water); corkscrew, steel screw for drawing c. from bottle, c.-s. curl (spirally twisted), (v.t. & i.) move spirally; corkwood, name of various light porous woods; (v.t.) stop, stop up, (as) with c., blacken with burnt c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. A variety of tissue found in the hypodermal zone of many trees. The term c. is commonly applied to this tissue only when its cell walls are thin, elastic, and compressible, as in the inner bark of Quercus suber, the latter, and, according to some authorities, also the Quercus occidentalis, furnishing the c. of commerce. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. A stopper made from c. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  31. In Scotland, Lecanora tartarea. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. n. [Latin] The outer bark of the cork-tree, of which stoppers are made; —a stopper for a bottle or cask cut out of cork. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. A glandiferous tree, in all respects like the ilex, excepting the bark; the bark of the cork tree used for stopples; the stopple of a bottle. Complete Dictionary

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