- 1the hard central part of a fruit such as an apple, that contains the seeds
- 2the central part of an object the earth's core the core of a nuclear reactor The standards of housing and education are often lower in the older urban cores (= the centers of towns or cities).
- 3the most important or central part of something the core of the argument Concern for the environment is at the core of our policies.
- 4a small group of people who take part in a particular activity He gathered a small core of advisers around him. Idioms
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so that the whole of a thing or a person is affected She was shaken to the core by the news. He's a politician to the core (= in all his attitudes and actions).
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