Adjective "cork" definition and examples

(Cork may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɔːk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A buoyant light brown substance obtained from the outer layer of the bark of the cork oak.
  1. as modifier 'cork tiles'
  2. 'Instead of going in for wooden flooring with carpets or expensive tiles, opt for something cheaper yet safe like cork or rubber tiles.'
  3. 'It's a temporary measure, because we're planning a complete bathroom make-over, to include either cork or ceramic tiles.'
  4. 'The walls are part tiled and there are cork tiles on the floor.'
  5. 'I need some help with the removal of old square cork tiles from the bedroom wall.'
  6. 'The trees not only survive, but thrive through the process, which involves stripping off the bark and removing the cork layer beneath.'
  7. 'He had the walls of his room lined with cork to shut out light and sound and there he retreated to think and to write, sleeping during the day and venturing forth at night.'
  8. 'Made from the inner bark of the Mediterranean cork oak tree, cork can be cut repeatedly from trees that may be hundreds of years old.'
  9. 'For a casual look, try chunky, open-toe or open-back styles in straw or cork soles.'
  10. 'Griffin complained to the Prime Minister that no notice was ever taken of his advice on landscaping other than the planting of some cork bark trees.'
  11. 'The nicest and most practical coasters are either cork or black, as they go with whatever décor you choose.'
  12. 'Adaxial bulliform cells, cork cells and subsidiary cells were not silicified.'
  13. 'Suberin is also formed developmentally and is found in the dermal cells of underground tissues, the Casparian band and in the cork cells of bark tissue.'
A bottle stopper made of cork or a similar material.
  1. 'champagne corks popped'
  2. 'Finally, someone popped the cork on a champagne bottle and we all cheered.'
  3. 'The sounds of corks popping on champagne bottles added to locals cheering on the endeavours of the small committee who had over-seen a job well done.'
  4. 'The seal breaks on the forward hatch and it sounds almost like a cork popping on a bottle of champagne.'
  5. 'You never need a special occasion to pop the cork on a bottle of Moet.'
  6. 'Then, suddenly, like a cork popping from a champagne bottle, the sleigh breaks free into a dark world.'
  7. 'It led to an understandably exuberant celebration: with 300m to go, she took both hands off the bars to pop the cork from the bottle and spray the crowd.'
  8. 'Hector and Rue laughed heartily and popped the cork on a bottle of champagne, letting it spill on the carpet.'
  9. 'Still, it may be premature to pop the champagne corks.'
  10. 'He then seated himself beside her, popped the cork on the wine bottle, and began to pour her a glass of homemade wine.'
  11. 'I'm happy to drink wines fitted with a screwcap, although I do miss cutting the foil and hearing that heart warming pop, as the cork is pulled from the bottle.'
  12. 'Guide Butch Terpe reported he has been taking good numbers of hand-size bream by fishing meal worms under a cork in about four feet of water near lilies or other aquatic vegetation.'
  13. 'They had fishing poles, and lines with corks on them out floating in the scummy water.'
  14. 'A small cork or float usually is used to suspend the bait a foot or two beneath the surface (the distance can be adjusted by sliding the float).'

verb

Close or seal (a bottle) with a cork.
  1. 'After pouring himself a glass and corking the bottle, he slid back into the pillows beside her.'
  2. 'She corked the bottles, putting one away and one on the ground.'
  3. 'Deran asked, taking a long slug of wine, then corking the half-full flask and hanging it back around his neck.'
  4. 'He quickly corked the bottle, then set it on top of the slightly ajar door as a trap for any who would dare disturb it.'
  5. 'Fay asked as she corked the tiny little glass bottle of black ash.'
  6. 'The Meadery can then cork three bottles of mead with natural corks and three with the provided synthetic corks.'
  7. 'The vapor collected in the bottle and when it stopped Xander simply corked the bottle, stood up straight and returned to Jessica who was still standing in the center of the living room watching the scene.'
Draw with burnt cork.
    Illicitly hollow out (a baseball bat) and fill it with cork to make it lighter.
    1. 'Did Pete Rose ever cork his bat, choke his boss, assault a fan, drink like a fish, fail a drug test, or even throw a game that he either played in or coached?'
    2. 'We are getting consistent reports of bats being corked and that is something that we will be investigating further.'
    3. 'But when we're done, we'll put the driver in the closet along with our collection of corked baseball bats, helium-filled footballs and boxing gloves with horseshoes inside.'
    4. 'If you were told you could get away with using a corked bat to hit a game-winning homer in the World Series, would you do it?'
    5. 'Baseball Tonight ran a lengthy clip of former co-host and current Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter demonstrating in painstaking detail how to cork a bat.'
    Suffer a painful bruising injury to (a limb) as a result of a heavy blow, especially while participating in a contact sport.
    1. as modifier 'she was subbed off in the first half because of a corked hip'
    2. 'She was nursing a corked thigh on Wednesday night after a rear-wheel slip nearly derailed her gold medal ride at the Australian track cycling championships.'
    3. 'He trained only lightly on Thursday as he nursed a corked glute muscle sustained last weekend.'
    4. 'The Cats insist he had only corked his right leg in his return to action.'
    5. 'She got washed over a shallow reef and severely corked her thigh.'
    6. 'He left the field with a corked knee but said the injury was nothing serious.'

    proper noun

    A county of the Republic of Ireland, on the south coast in the province of Munster.

      More definitions

      1. the outer bark of an oak, Quercus suber, of Mediterranean countries, used for making stoppers for bottles, floats, etc.

      2. Also called cork oak. the tree itself.

      3. something made of cork.

      4. a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle.

      5. Angling. a small float to buoy up a fishing line or to indicate that a fish is biting.

      6. Also called phellem, suber. Botany. an outer tissue of bark produced by and exterior to the phellogen. verb (used with objec

      More examples(as adjective)

      "stills can be cork."

      Origin

      Middle English: from Dutch and Low German kork, from Spanish alcorque ‘cork-soled sandal’, from Arabic al- ‘the’ and (probably) Spanish Arabic qurq, qorq, based on Latin quercus ‘oak, cork oak’.