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Definition of 'cork'


  1. outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
  2. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
       Synonyms: phellem
  3. a port city in southern Ireland
  4. the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
       Synonyms: bottle cork
  5. a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
       Synonyms: bob bobber bobfloat


  1. close a bottle with a cork
       Synonyms: cork up
       Antonyms: uncork
  2. stuff with cork; "The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter"

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