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kern 1

also kerne  (kûrn)
n.
1. A medieval Scottish or Irish foot soldier.
2. A loutish person.

[Middle English kerne, from Middle Irish ceithern, ceithernn, band of soldiers, from Old Irish.]

kern 2

 (kûrn) Printing
n.
The portion of a typeface that projects beyond the body or shank of a character.
tr.v. kerned, kern·ing, kerns
1. To provide (type) with a kern.
2. To adjust space between (characters) in typeset text.

[French carne, corner, from Old North French, from Latin cardō, cardin-, hinge.]

kern

(kɜːn) or

kerne

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the part of the character on a piece of printer's type that projects beyond the body
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to furnish (a typeface) with a kern
[C17: from French carne corner of type, projecting angle, ultimately from Latin cardō hinge]

kern

(kɜːn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Ireland or Scotland)a lightly armed foot soldier
2. (Historical Terms) a troop of such soldiers
3. archaic a loutish peasant
[C14: from Middle Irish cethern band of foot soldiers, from cath battle]

kern

(kɜːn)
n
(General Engineering) engineering the central area of a wall, column, etc, through which all compressive forces pass
[from German Kern core, heart]

Kern

(kɜːn)
n
(Biography) Jerome (David). 1885–1945, US composer of musical comedies, most notably Show Boat (1927)

kern1

(kɜrn)
n.
1. a part of the face of a type projecting beyond the body or shank, as in certain italic letters.
v.t.
2. to form or furnish with a kern, as a type or letter.
3. to remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters) in preparation for printing.
[1675–85; < French carne corner dial. Old French < Latin cardō hinge; compare cardinal]

kern3

or kerne

(kɜrn)

n.
1. (in Irish history) a band of lightly armed foot soldiers.
2. Archaic. yokel.
[1325–75; Middle English kerne < Irish ceithern band of foot soldiers]

Kern

(kɜrn)

n.
Jerome (David), 1885–1945, U.S. composer.

kern


Past participle: kerned
Gerund: kerning

Imperative
kern
kern
Present
I kern
you kern
he/she/it kerns
we kern
you kern
they kern
Preterite
I kerned
you kerned
he/she/it kerned
we kerned
you kerned
they kerned
Present Continuous
I am kerning
you are kerning
he/she/it is kerning
we are kerning
you are kerning
they are kerning
Present Perfect
I have kerned
you have kerned
he/she/it has kerned
we have kerned
you have kerned
they have kerned
Past Continuous
I was kerning
you were kerning
he/she/it was kerning
we were kerning
you were kerning
they were kerning
Past Perfect
I had kerned
you had kerned
he/she/it had kerned
we had kerned
you had kerned
they had kerned
Future
I will kern
you will kern
he/she/it will kern
we will kern
you will kern
they will kern
Future Perfect
I will have kerned
you will have kerned
he/she/it will have kerned
we will have kerned
you will have kerned
they will have kerned
Future Continuous
I will be kerning
you will be kerning
he/she/it will be kerning
we will be kerning
you will be kerning
they will be kerning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kerning
you have been kerning
he/she/it has been kerning
we have been kerning
you have been kerning
they have been kerning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kerning
you will have been kerning
he/she/it will have been kerning
we will have been kerning
you will have been kerning
they will have been kerning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kerning
you had been kerning
he/she/it had been kerning
we had been kerning
you had been kerning
they had been kerning
Conditional
I would kern
you would kern
he/she/it would kern
we would kern
you would kern
they would kern
Past Conditional
I would have kerned
you would have kerned
he/she/it would have kerned
we would have kerned
you would have kerned
they would have kerned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kern - United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)Kern - United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
2.kern - the part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body
type - a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
Verb1.kern - furnish with a kern
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
kern - remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
2.kern - remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
kern - furnish with a kern
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