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English noun: cork

1. cork (substance) outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

Broader (hypernym)bark, plant material, plant substance

2. cork (substance) (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells


Broader (hypernym)bark

Domain categorybotany, phytology

3. Cork (location) a port city in southern Ireland

Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center

Part meronymEire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland

4. cork (artifact) the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

Synonymsbottle cork

Broader (hypernym)plug, stopper, stopple

Part meronymwine bottle

5. cork (artifact) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

Synonymsbob, bobber, bobfloat

Broader (hypernym)float

Member meronymfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

English verb: cork

1. cork (contact) close a bottle with a cork

Synonymscork up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plug, secure, stop up


2. cork (change) stuff with cork

SamplesThe baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stuff

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