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Cork

 (kôrk)
A city of southern Ireland near the head of Cork Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Cork was occupied by the Danes in the ninth century and by Oliver Cromwell in 1649.

cork

 (kôrk)
n.
1. The lightweight elastic outer bark of the cork oak, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats, and crafts.
2.
a. Something made of cork, especially a bottle stopper.
b. A bottle stopper made of other material, such as plastic.
3. A small float used on a fishing line or net to buoy up the line or net or to indicate when a fish bites.
4. Botany A nonliving, water-resistant protective tissue that is formed on the outside of the cork cambium in the woody stems and roots of many seed plants. Also called phellem.
tr.v. corked, cork·ing, corks
1. To stop or seal with or as if with a cork.
2. To restrain or check; hold back: tried to cork my anger.
3. To blacken with burnt cork.

[Middle English corke, cork, cork-soled shoe, probably ultimately from Arabic dialectal qurq, perhaps (via Berber) from Latin cortex, cortic-, bark; see cortex.]

cork

(kɔːk)
n
1. (Botany) the thick light porous outer bark of the cork oak, used widely as an insulator and for stoppers for bottles, casks, etc
2. a piece of cork or other material used as a stopper
3. (Angling) an angling float
4. (Botany) botany Also called: phellem a protective layer of dead impermeable cells on the outside of the stems and roots of woody plants, produced by the outer layer of the cork cambium
adj
made of cork.
vb (tr)
5. (Brewing) to stop up (a bottle, cask, etc) with or as if with a cork; fit with a cork
6. (often foll by up) to restrain: to cork up the emotions.
7. to black (the face, hands, etc) with burnt cork
[C14: probably from Arabic qurq, from Latin cortex bark, especially of the cork oak]
ˈcorkˌlike adj

Cork

(kɔːk)
n
1. (Placename) a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in Munster province: crossed by ridges of low mountains; scenic coastline. County town: Cork. Pop: 447 829 (2002). Area: 7459 sq km (2880 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city and port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cork, at the mouth of the River Lee: seat of the University College of Cork (1849). Pop: 186 239 (2002)
Gaelic name: Corcaigh

cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1.
a. Also called phellem. a layer of dead protective tissue between the bark and cadmium in woody plants.
b. the thick lightweight layer of a Mediterranean oak, Quercus suber (cork oak), harvested commercially for making floats, stoppers for bottles, etc.
2. something made of cork.
3. a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle.
4. a small float to buoy up a fishing line.
v.t.
5. to provide or fit with cork or a cork.
6. to stop with or as if with a cork (often fol. by up).
7. to blacken with burnt cork.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Arabic qurq < Latin quercus oak (see fir)]

Cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1. a county in Munster province in S Republic of Ireland. 279,427; 2881 sq. mi. (7460 sq. km).
2. a seaport in and the county seat of Cork in the S part. 133,196.

cork

(kôrk)
1. The outermost layer of tissue that becomes the bark of woody plants. Cork is formed on the outside of the tissue layer known as cork cambium. Once they mature, cork cells die. Also called phellem.
2. The lightweight, elastic outer bark of the cork oak, which grows near the Mediterranean Sea. Cork is used for bottle stoppers, insulation, and other products.

cork


Past participle: corked
Gerund: corking

Imperative
cork
cork
Present
I cork
you cork
he/she/it corks
we cork
you cork
they cork
Preterite
I corked
you corked
he/she/it corked
we corked
you corked
they corked
Present Continuous
I am corking
you are corking
he/she/it is corking
we are corking
you are corking
they are corking
Present Perfect
I have corked
you have corked
he/she/it has corked
we have corked
you have corked
they have corked
Past Continuous
I was corking
you were corking
he/she/it was corking
we were corking
you were corking
they were corking
Past Perfect
I had corked
you had corked
he/she/it had corked
we had corked
you had corked
they had corked
Future
I will cork
you will cork
he/she/it will cork
we will cork
you will cork
they will cork
Future Perfect
I will have corked
you will have corked
he/she/it will have corked
we will have corked
you will have corked
they will have corked
Future Continuous
I will be corking
you will be corking
he/she/it will be corking
we will be corking
you will be corking
they will be corking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corking
you have been corking
he/she/it has been corking
we have been corking
you have been corking
they have been corking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corking
you will have been corking
he/she/it will have been corking
we will have been corking
you will have been corking
they will have been corking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corking
you had been corking
he/she/it had been corking
we had been corking
you had been corking
they had been corking
Conditional
I would cork
you would cork
he/she/it would cork
we would cork
you would cork
they would cork
Past Conditional
I would have corked
you would have corked
he/she/it would have corked
we would have corked
you would have corked
they would have corked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cork - outer bark of the cork oakcork - outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
2.cork - (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
3.Cork - a port city in southern Ireland
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
4.cork - the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine
5.cork - a small float usually made of corkcork - a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
float - something that floats on the surface of water
Verb1.cork - close a bottle with a cork
plug, stop up, secure - fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
uncork - draw the cork from (bottles); "uncork the French wine"
2.cork - stuff with cork; "The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter"
stuff - fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers"

cork

noun
Related words
adjective suberose

cork

noun
Something used to fill a hole, space, or container:
verb
To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
Translations
سِدادَفَلّـينفَلِّيِـنيَسُـد
корк
korekzátkakorkovýuzavřít zátkou
korkkork-korkprop
korkki
pluto
parafa
korktappikorkursetja tappa í
コルク
코르크
kamščiamedžio žievėkamščiatraukis
aizbāznisaizbāztaizkorķētkorķa-korķis
korkovýkorok
plutovinast zamašek
pluta
kork
จุกไม้ก๊อก
mantarşişe mantarıtıpalamak

cork

[kɔːk]
A. N
1. (= substance) → corcho m
2. (= stopper) → corcho m, tapón m
B. VT [+ bottle] (also cork up) → tapar con corcho, taponar
C. CPDde corcho
cork oak, cork tree Nalcornoque m

cork

[ˈkɔːrk]
n
(= material) → liège m
[bottle] → bouchon m
modifde liège, en liège
a cork table mat → un set de table en liège

cork

n
no pl (= substance)Kork m
(= stopper)Korken m; put a cork in it! (inf)halt die Klappe! (inf)
(Fishing: also cork float) → Schwimmer m
vt (also cork up) bottle, winezu- or verkorken
adjKork-, korken (rare); cork flooringKork(fuß)boden m

cork

:
cork oak
nKorkeiche f
corkscrew
nKorkenzieher m
corkscrew curls
plKorkenzieherlocken pl
cork shoes
plSchuhe plmit Korksohlen
cork tile
nKorkfliese f
cork-tipped
adj cigarettemit Korkfilter
cork tree
nKorkbaum m

cork

[kɔːk]
1. n (substance) → sughero; (of bottle) → tappo (di sughero), turacciolo
to pull the cork out of a bottle → stappare una bottiglia
2. vt (bottle) (also cork up) → tappare
3. adjdi sughero

cork

(koːk) noun
1. the outer bark of the cork tree (an oak of South Europe, North Africa etc). Cork floats well; (also adjective) cork floor-tiles.
2. a stopper for a bottle etc made of cork. Put the cork back in the wine-bottle.
verb
to put a cork or stopper in. He corked the bottle.
ˈcorkscrew noun
a tool with a screw-like spike, used for drawing corks from bottles.

cork

فَلِّيِـن korek kork Korken φελλός corcho korkki liège pluto sughero コルク 코르크 kurk kork korek cortiça пробка kork จุกไม้ก๊อก mantar vỏ dày xốp của cây sồi vùng Địa Trung Hải 软木塞
References in classic literature ?
He tried to drink again, but when he had taken the cork out of the bottle he became ill and put it quickly back.
No, they hold there a large, round wad of tow and cork, enveloped in the thickest and toughest of ox-hide.
And he seated himself at the table; the waiter pulled a cork, and he took the bottle and poured three glasses of its contents in succession down his throat.
If she had had a cork she would have been a comfort.
It is likely that a fish has not been caught on that lake pier for forty years; but no matter, the patient fisher watches his cork there all the day long, just the same, and seems to enjoy it.
Then he blacked his face with burnt cork and put the cork in his pocket.
She removed the cork and lifted the bottle to her mouth.
Whether sea-going people were short of money about that time, or were short of faith and preferred cork jackets, I don't know; all I know is, that there was but one solitary bidding, and that was from an attorney connected with the bill-broking business, who offered two pounds in cash, and the balance in sherry, but declined to be guaranteed from drowning on any higher bargain.
This piece of water (with an island in the middle which might have been the salad for supper) was of a circular form, and he had constructed a fountain in it, which, when you set a little mill going and took a cork out of a pipe, played to that powerful extent that it made the back of your hand quite wet.
It would be highly desirable that a cork model should be taken of the Castle of Mousa, as it cannot be well understood by a plan.
JEREMY bounced up to the surface of the water, like a cork and the bubbles out of a soda water bottle; and he swam with all his might to the edge of the pond.
The mighty cork trees, unenforced save of their own courtesy, shed the broad light bark that served at first to roof the houses supported by rude stakes, a protection against the inclemency of heaven alone.