Definition of Kern

1. Noun. United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945).

Exact synonyms: Jerome David Kern, Jerome Kern
Generic synonyms: Composer



2. Verb. Furnish with a kern.
Category relationships: Printing, Printing Process
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. The part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body.
Generic synonyms: Type

4. Verb. Remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters).
Category relationships: Printing, Printing Process
Generic synonyms: Get Rid Of, Remove

Definition of Kern

1. n. A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from gallowglass, and often used as a term of contempt.

2. n. A part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body, or shank.

3. v. t. To form with a kern. See 2d Kern.

4. n. A churn.

5. n. A hand mill. See Quern.

6. v. i. To harden, as corn in ripening.

7. n. Kernel; corn; grain.

Definition of Kern

1. 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''. ¹

2. Noun. (context: hot metal printing typography) any part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter. ¹

3. Verb. (typography particularly 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kern

1. to be formed with a projecting typeface [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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