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kernel

the central, softer part within a hard shell of a nut or fruit stone; the whole seed of grain such as wheat or corn: Popcorn is made from the kernel of corn.; the nucleus or essential part of anything: There was a kernel of truth in everything she said.
Not to be confused with:
colonel – a commissioned officer in the armed forces

ker·nel

 (kûr′nəl)
n.
1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
3.
a. The central or most important part; the core: "The kernel of his practical religion was that it was respectable, and beneficial to one's business, to be seen going to services" (Sinclair Lewis).
b. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else: detected a kernel of anger in his remarks.

[Middle English, from Old English cyrnel; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

ker′neled adj.

kernel

(ˈkɜːnəl)
n
1. (Botany) the edible central part of a seed, nut, or fruit within the shell or stone
2. (Botany) the grain of a cereal, esp wheat, consisting of the seed in a hard husk
3. the central or essential part of something
vb, -nels, -nelling or -nelled, -nels, -neling or -neled
(intr) rare to form kernels
[Old English cyrnel a little seed, from corn seed; see corn1]
ˈkernel-less adj

ker•nel

(ˈkɜr nl)

n., v. -neled, -nel•ing (esp. Brit.) -nelled, -nel•ling. n.
1. the softer, usu. edible part contained in the shell of a nut or the stone of a fruit.
2. the body of a seed within its husk.
3. the central or most important part of anything; essence; core.
v.t.
4. to enclose in or as if in a kernel.
[before 1000; Middle English kirnel, Old English cyrnel, diminutive of corn corn1]
ker′nel•less, adj.
ker′nel•ly, adj.

ker·nel

(kûr′nəl)
1. A grain or seed, especially of a cereal plant such as corn or wheat, that is enclosed in a husk.
2. The inner, often edible part of a nut or stone of a fruit, such as a peach or plum.

kernel


Past participle: kernelling
Gerund: kernelled

Imperative
kernel
kernel
Present
I kernel
you kernel
he/she/it kernels
we kernel
you kernel
they kernel
Preterite
I kernelling
you kernelling
he/she/it kernelling
we kernelling
you kernelling
they kernelling
Present Continuous
I am kernelled
you are kernelled
he/she/it is kernelled
we are kernelled
you are kernelled
they are kernelled
Present Perfect
I have kernelling
you have kernelling
he/she/it has kernelling
we have kernelling
you have kernelling
they have kernelling
Past Continuous
I was kernelled
you were kernelled
he/she/it was kernelled
we were kernelled
you were kernelled
they were kernelled
Past Perfect
I had kernelling
you had kernelling
he/she/it had kernelling
we had kernelling
you had kernelling
they had kernelling
Future
I will kernel
you will kernel
he/she/it will kernel
we will kernel
you will kernel
they will kernel
Future Perfect
I will have kernelling
you will have kernelling
he/she/it will have kernelling
we will have kernelling
you will have kernelling
they will have kernelling
Future Continuous
I will be kernelled
you will be kernelled
he/she/it will be kernelled
we will be kernelled
you will be kernelled
they will be kernelled
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kernelled
you have been kernelled
he/she/it has been kernelled
we have been kernelled
you have been kernelled
they have been kernelled
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kernelled
you will have been kernelled
he/she/it will have been kernelled
we will have been kernelled
you will have been kernelled
they will have been kernelled
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kernelled
you had been kernelled
he/she/it had been kernelled
we had been kernelled
you had been kernelled
they had been kernelled
Conditional
I would kernel
you would kernel
he/she/it would kernel
we would kernel
you would kernel
they would kernel
Past Conditional
I would have kernelling
you would have kernelling
he/she/it would have kernelling
we would have kernelling
you would have kernelling
they would have kernelling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kernel - the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stonekernel - the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
seed - a small hard fruit
2.kernel - a single whole grain of a cereal; "a kernel of corn"
corn - the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
caryopsis, grain - dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
3.kernel - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
bare bones - (plural) the most basic facts or elements; "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
hypostasis - (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
haecceity, quiddity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessence - the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff - a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

kernel

noun essence, core, substance, gist, grain, marrow, germ, nub, pith the kernel of his message

kernel

noun
1. A fertilized plant ovule capable of germinating:
2. A source of further growth and development:
3. The most central and material part:
Law: gravamen.
Translations
لُب الموضوع، جَوْهَر المسألَهنواة، حَبَّة، بِذْرَه
jádropecka
kerne
lényegemagva
kjarni
branduolys
būtībakauliņškodols
çekirdek içiesasöz

kernel

[ˈkɜːnl] N [of nut] → almendra f; (= seed) [of fruit] → pepita f, pepa f (LAm); [of grain] → grano m (fig) [of matter, question] → meollo m, núcleo m
a kernel of truthun grano de verdad

kernel

[ˈkɜːrnəl] n
[nut] → amande f
(= central point) (fig)noyau m

kernel

n (lit, fig)Kern m

kernel

[ˈkɜːnl] n (of nut) → gheriglio; (of fruit stone) → nocciolo, seme m

kernel

(ˈkəːnl) noun
1. the softer substance inside the shell of a nut, or the stone of a fruit such as a plum, peach etc.
2. the central, most important part of a matter.
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