Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Co-regent noun A joint regent or ruler.

Co-relation noun Corresponding relation.

Co-religionist noun One of the same religion with another.

Co-respondent noun (Law) One who is called upon to answer a summons or other proceeding jointly with another.

Core (kōr) noun [ French corps . See Corps .] A body of individuals; an assemblage. [ Obsolete]

He was in a core of people.
Bacon.

Core noun [ Confer Chore .] (Mining.) A miner's underground working time or shift. Raymond.

» The twenty-four hours are divided into three or four cores .

Core noun [ Hebrew kōr : confer Greek ko`ros .] A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer. Num. xi. 32 (Douay version).

Core noun [ Old French cor , coer , cuer , F. cœur , from Latin cor heart. See Heart .]
1. 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.

A fever at the core ,
Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.
Byron.

2. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square. [ Obsolete] Sir W. Raleigh.

3. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.

4. (Founding) The portion 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.

5. A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

6. (Anat.) The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

Core box (Founding) , a box or mold, usually divisible, in which cores are molded. -- Core print (Founding) , a projecting piece on a pattern which forms, in the mold, an impression for holding in place or steadying a core.

Core transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cord (kōrd); present participle & verbal noun Coring .]
1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out.
Marston.

2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

Core noun (Electricity) A mass of iron, usually made of thin plates, upon which the conductor of an armature or of a transformer is wound.

Core loss (Electricity) Energy wasted by hysteresis or eddy currents in the core of an armature, transformer, etc.

Coreopsis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............ bug + ......... appearance.] (Botany) A genus of herbaceous composite plants, having the achenes two-horned and remotely resembling some insect; tickseed. C. tinctoria , of the Western plains, the commonest plant of the genus, has been used in dyeing.

Coreplasty (kŏr"e*plăs`tȳ) noun [ Greek ko`rh pupil + -plasty .] (Medicine) A plastic operation on the pupil, as for forming an artificial pupil. -- Cor`e*plas"tic (- plăs"tĭk) adjective

Corer noun That which cores; an instrument for coring fruit; as, an apple corer .

Corf (kôrf) noun ; plural Corves (kôrvz). [ Confer LG. & Dutch korf basket, German korb , from Latin corbis .]
1. A basket.

2. (Mining) (a) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore. (b) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Corfiote noun A native or inhabitant of Corfu, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coriaceous adjective [ Latin coriaceous , from corium leather. See Cuirass .]
1. Consisting of or resembling, leather; leatherlike; tough.

2. (Botany) Stiff, like leather or parchment.

Coriander noun [ Latin coriandrum , from Greek ............, ............, perhaps from ......... bug, on account of the buglike or fetid smell of its leaves: confer French coriandre .] (Botany) An umbelliferous plant, the Coriandrum sativum , the fruit or seeds of which have a strong smell and a spicy taste, and in medicine are considered as stomachic and carminative.

Coridine noun [ From Latin cortium leather.] A colorless or yellowish oil, C 10 H 15 N, of a leathery odor, occuring in coal tar, Dippel's oil, tobacco smoke, etc., regarded as an organic base, homologous with pyridine. Also, one of a series of metameric compounds of which coridine is a type. [ Written also corindine .]

Corindon noun (Min.) See Corrundum .

Corinne noun (Zoology) The common gazelle ( Gazella dorcas ). See Gazelle . [ Written also korin .]

Corinth noun [ Latin Corinthus , Greek ............. Confer Currant .]
1. A city of Greece, famed for its luxury and extravagance.

2. A small fruit; a currant. [ Obsolete] Broome.

Corinthiac adjective [ Latin Corinthiacus .] Pertaining to Corinth.

Corinthian (- a n) adjective
1. Of or relating to Corinth.

2. (Architecture) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.

This is the lightest and most ornamental of the three orders used by the Greeks.
Parker.

3. Debauched in character or practice; impure. Milton.

4. Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.)

Corinthian noun
1. A native or inhabitant of Corinth.

2. A gay, licentious person. [ Obsolete]

Corinthian noun A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own horse, sails his own yacht, or the like.

Corium noun [ Latin corium leather.]
1. Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I. Fosbroke.

2. (Anat.) (a) Same as Dermis . (b) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.

Corival (ko*rī"v a l) noun A rival; a corrival.

Corival transitive verb To rival; to pretend to equal. Shak.

Corivalry, Corivalship noun Joint rivalry.

Cork (kôrk) noun [ Confer G., Dan., & Swedish kork , D. kurk ; all from Spanish corcho , from Latin cortex , corticis , bark, rind. Confer Cortex .]
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.

» Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk , calker ; calkin , a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or ox.

Cork jackets , a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed within canvas, and used to aid in swimming. -- Cork tree (Botany) , the species of oak ( Quercus Suber of Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of commerce.

Cork transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Corked (kôrkt); present participle & verbal noun 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. Hall.

» 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.

Cork fossil (kôrk" fŏs`sĭl). (Min.) A variety of amianthus which is very light, like cork.

Corkage (-aj) noun The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.

Corked adjective having acquired an unpleasant taste from the cork; as, a bottle of wine is corked .

Corkiness (-ĭ*nĕs) noun The quality of being corky.

Corking pin (kôrk"ĭng pĭn`). A pin of a large size, formerly used attaching a woman's headdress to a cork mold. [ Obsolete] Swift.

Corkscrew (-skru`) noun An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing corks from bottles.

Corkscrew stairs , a spiral staircase around a solid newel.

Corkscrew transitive verb To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a crowd. [ Colloq.] Dickens.

Corkwing (-wĭng`) noun (Zoology) A fish; the goldsinny.

Corkwood (kôrk"wod`) noun
1. The wood of the cork oak. [ Obsolete]

2. Any one of several trees or shrubs having light or corky wood; esp.: (a) In the United States, the tree Leitneria floridana . (b) In the West Indies: (1) Either of the cotton trees Ochroma lagopus and Pariti tiliaceum . (2) The tree producing the aligator apple. (3) The blolly.

Corky (-ȳ) adjective
1. Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up.

Bind fast hiss corky arms.
Shak.

2. Tasting of cork.

Corm (kôrm) noun [ See Cormus .]
1. (Botany) A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See Bulb .

2. (Biol.) Same as Cormus , 2.

Cormogeny (kôr*mŏj"e*nȳ) noun [ Greek kormo`s trunk of a tree + root of gi`gnesqai to be born.] (Biol.) The embryological history of groups or families of individuals.

Cormophylogeny noun [ Greek kormo`s trunk of a tree + English phylogeny .] (Biol.) The phylogeny of groups or families of individuals. Haeckel.

Cormophytes (kôr"mo*fīts), Cor*moph"y*ta (kŏr*mŏf"ĭ*tȧ) noun plural [ New Latin cormophyta , from Greek kormo`s trunk of a tree + fyto`n plant.] (Botany) A term proposed by Endlicher to include all plants with an axis containing vascular tissue and with foliage.

Cormorant (kôr"mo*r a nt) noun [ French cormoran , from Armor. mōr-vran a sea raven; mōr sea + bran raven, with cor , equiv. to Latin corvus raven, pleonastically prefixed; or perhaps from Latin corvus marinus sea raven.]
1. (Zoology) Any species of Phalacrocorax , a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens , and coalgeese . [ Written also corvorant .]

2. A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant. B. Jonson.

Cormoraut adjective Ravenous; voracious.

Cormorant , devouring time.
Shak.

Cormus (kôr"mŭs) noun [ New Latin , from Greek kormo`s the trunk of a tree (with the boughs cut off), from kei`rein to shear.]


1. (Botany) See Corm .

2. (Biol.) A vegetable or animal made up of a number of individuals, such as, for example, would be formed by a process of budding from a parent stalk wherre the buds remain attached.