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CORK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cork mean? 

CORK (noun)
  The noun CORK has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CORK used as a noun is common.


CORK (verb)
  The verb CORK has 2 senses:

1. close a bottle with a cork
2. stuff with cork

  Familiarity information: CORK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORK (noun)


Sense 1cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("cork" is a kind of...):

plant material (material derived from plants)

bark (tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants)


Sense 2cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

phellem; cork

Hypernyms ("cork" is a kind of...):

bark (tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)


Sense 3Cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port city in southern Ireland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Cork" is a part of...):

Eire; Ireland; Irish Free State (a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921)


Sense 4cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bottle cork; cork

Hypernyms ("cork" is a kind of...):

plug; stopper; stopple (blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly)

Holonyms ("cork" is a part of...):

wine bottle (a bottle for holding wine)


Sense 5cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bobber; bobfloat; bob; cork

Hypernyms ("cork" is a kind of...):

float (something that remains on the surface of a liquid)

Holonyms ("cork" is a member of...):

fishing gear; fishing rig; fishing tackle; rig; tackle (gear used in fishing)


CORK (verb)


Sense 1cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Close a bottle with a cork

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cork; cork up

Hypernyms (to "cork" is one way to...):

plug; secure; stop up (fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

uncork (draw the cork from (bottles))


Sense 2cork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stuff with cork

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter

Hypernyms (to "cork" is one way to...):

stuff (fill tightly with a material)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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