Synonyms for kernel

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kur-nl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɜr nl

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Définition of kernel

Origin :
  • Old English cyrnel "seed, kernel, pip," from Proto-Germanic *kurnilo- (cf. Middle High German kornel, Middle Dutch cornel), from the root of corn "seed, grain" (see corn (n.1)) + -el, diminutive suffix. Figurative sense of "core or central part of anything" is from 1550s.
  • noun seed, essence
Example sentences :
  • Its kernel is very bitter, and it is said to be a specific against fevers.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • Mark strangled over a kernel of corn and stared, teary-eyed, at Billy.
  • Extract from : « Janet of the Dunes » by Harriet T. Comstock
  • It is that kernel of personality which inclines him in this direction or that.
  • Extract from : « Personality in Literature » by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • Without that discipline they would have been a shell without a kernel.
  • Extract from : « History of the Moravian Church » by J. E. Hutton
  • Other experiments show that the Praeparturien shell and kernel are about equal.
  • Extract from : « Walnut Growing in Oregon » by Various
  • If the kernel is withered, no marriage at all is prophesied.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Hallowe'en » by Ruth Edna Kelley
  • Cerneaux, which are the kernel of green walnuts, were just coming into season.
  • Extract from : « A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 » by Richard Twiss
  • This is the kernel of all that is most retrograde in Mr. Carlyle's teaching.
  • Extract from : « Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I » by John Morley
  • There is a kernel inside the shell, if only we have the teeth to crack it.
  • Extract from : « Broken Bread » by Thomas Champness
  • Whatever else the Gospel is, that is the kernel and the basis of it all.
  • Extract from : « Expositions of Holy Scripture » by Alexander Maclaren

Antonyms for kernel

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