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Definition 1: the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cork in the sense of this definition

(cork is a kind of ...) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

(... is part of cork) a bottle for holding wine

Definition 2: a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cork in the sense of this definition

(cork is a kind of ...) something that floats on the surface of water

(... is a member of cork) gear used in fishing

Definition 3: a port city in southern Ireland - [noun denoting location]

(cork is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(cork is an instance of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is part of cork) a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921

Definition 4: outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc. - [noun denoting substance]

(cork is a kind of ...) tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

(cork is a kind of ...) material derived from plants

Definition 5: (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for cork in the sense of this definition

(cork is a kind of ...) tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

(cork belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 6: stuff with cork - [verb of change]

Samples where cork or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter

(cork is a kind of ...) fill tightly with a material

"stuff a pillow with feathers"

Definition 7: close a bottle with a cork - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for cork in the sense of this definition

(cork is a kind of ...) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

"plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

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