the outer bark of an oak, Quercus suber, of Mediterranean countries, used for making stoppers for bottles, floats, etc.
Also called cork oak. the tree itself.
something made of cork.
a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle.
Angling. a small float to buoy up a fishing line or to indicate that a fish is biting.
Also called phellem, suber. Botany. an outer tissue of bark produced by and exterior to the phellogen.
to provide or fit with cork or a cork.
to stop with or as if with a cork (often followed by up).
to blacken with burnt cork.
blow / pop one’s cork, Informal. to lose one’s temper; release one’s emotional or physical tension.
the thick light porous outer bark of the cork oak, used widely as an insulator and for stoppers for bottles, casks, etc
a piece of cork or other material used as a stopper
an angling float
(botany) Also called phellem. a protective layer of dead impermeable cells on the outside of the stems and roots of woody plants, produced by the outer layer of the cork cambium
made of cork related adjective suberose
to stop up (a bottle, cask, etc) with or as if with a cork; fit with a cork
(often foll by up) to restrain: to cork up the emotions
to black (the face, hands, etc) with burnt cork
a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in Munster province: crossed by ridges of low mountains; scenic coastline. County town: Cork. Pop: 447 829 (2002). Area: 7459 sq km (2880 sq miles)
a city and port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cork, at the mouth of the River Lee: seat of the University College of Cork (1849). Pop: 186 239 (2002)
To go insane; become violently mad
To become wildly excited or enthusiastic: Here’s an idea’ll make you blow your cork
To become violently excited by narcotics; flip, freak out
To become violently and suddenly angry; have a tantrum: a ”quiet, mild-mannered man” who ”blew his lid”
(of the wind or air) to be in motion. to move along, carried by or as by the wind: Dust seemed to blow through every crack in the house. to produce or emit a current of air, as with the mouth or a bellows: Blow on your hands to warm them. (of a horn, trumpet, […]
to be or serve as a covering for; extend over; rest on the surface of: Snow covered the fields. to place something over or upon, as for protection, concealment, or warmth. to provide with a covering or top: Cover the pot with a lid. to protect or conceal (the body, head, etc.) with clothes, a […]
a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover. an eyelid. a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news. Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering. the cover of the capsule; operculum. the upper section of a pyxidium. Slang. […]
(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence. a particular instance of […]