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Another word for core

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Noun
  1. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

      1. (Linguistics) The element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes or inflectional endings or by phonetic change.
      2. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
      3. The condition of being settled and of belonging to a particular place or society:
      1. The vital core; the essence:
      2. The living:
      3. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions:
      1. Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
      2. A center of interest, importance, or activity
      3. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
      1. One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
      2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
      1. A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived:
      2. A center of interest or activity:
      3. The point where rays of light, heat, etc. or waves of sound come together, or from which they spread or seem to spread; specif., the point where rays of light reflected by a mirror or refracted by a lens meet (called real focus) or the point where they would meet if prolonged backward through the lens or mirror (called virtual focus)
      1. (Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
      2. (--- Baseball) Center field.
      3. A point of origin, as of influence, ideas, or actions:
      1. The basic underlying quality; the source:
      2. The deepest or lowest part:
      3. The lowest or least favorable position:
    See also:

    start

  2. The most central and material part

      1. A grievance
      2. (Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
      3. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
      1. Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
      2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
      3. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
      1. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
      2. Constituent elements or basic nature; essence; character
      3. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
      1. Strong loyalty or dedication:
      2. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
      3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      1. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
      2. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
      3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
      1. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
      2. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      3. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
      1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
      2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
      2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
      3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
      1. The essence; the core:
      2. A small piece
      3. (Informal) The point of a story or gist of a matter
      1. The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
      2. The essence, substance, or gist:
      3. (Vulgar Slang) The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
      1. The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
      2. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
      3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
      1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
      2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
      3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
      2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
      3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      2. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
      3. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
    See also:

    be

Another word for core

Noun
  1. Essence

      1. The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable, such as a heart of palm.
      2. One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
      3. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
      1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
      3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
    See also:

    essence

  2. Center

      1. A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived:
      2. The point where rays of light, heat, etc. or waves of sound come together, or from which they spread or seem to spread; specif., the point where rays of light reflected by a mirror or refracted by a lens meet (called real focus) or the point where they would meet if prolonged backward through the lens or mirror (called virtual focus)
      3. The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image:
      1. (Chem.) In organic chemistry, a fundamental, stable arrangement of atoms, as the benzene ring, that may occur in many compounds by atomic substitution without structural change
      2. (Biol.) The central, usually spherical or oval mass of protoplasm present in most plant and animal cells, containing most of the hereditary material and necessary to such functions as growth, reproduction, etc.
      3. A thing or part forming the center around which other things or parts are grouped or collected; core
      1. Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
      2. An airport that serves as a central connecting point through which many flights of a particular airline are routed
      3. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
    See also:

    center