Associations to the word «Kern»


KERN, noun. (obsolete or dialect) A corn; grain; kernel.
KERN, noun. (obsolete or dialect) The last handful or sheaf reaped at the harvest.
KERN, noun. (obsolete or dialect) The harvest home.
KERN, noun. (hot metal printing) (typography) any part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter.
KERN, verb. (typography) (chiefly proportional font printing) To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters (characters or glyphs); to perform such adjustments to a portion of text, according to preset rules.
KERN, noun. (archaic or historical) A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; in archaic contexts often used as a term of contempt.
KERN, noun. (obsolete) A boor; a low person.
KERN, noun. (obsolete) (UK) (legal) An idler; a vagabond.
KERN, noun. Alternative form of quern
KERN, noun. A churn.

Dictionary definition

KERN, noun. United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945).
KERN, noun. The part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body.
KERN, verb. Furnish with a kern.
KERN, verb. Remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters).

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy