corner
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cornere, from corne horn Date: 13th century 1. a. the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet ; angle b. the place of intersection of two streets or roads c. a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner 2. the angular part or space between meeting lines, edges, or borders near the vertex of the angle <
the southwest corner of the state
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<
the corners of the tablecloth
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: as a. the area of a playing field or court near the intersection of the sideline and the goal line or baseline b. (1) either of the four angles of a boxing ring; especially the area in which a boxer rests or is worked on by his seconds during periods between rounds (2) a group of supporters, well-wishers, or adherents associated especially with a contestant c. the side of home plate nearest to or farthest from a batter <
a fast ball over the outside corner
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d. corner kick e. (1) the outside of a football formation (2) cornerback 3. a. a private, secret, or remote place <
a quiet corner of New England
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<
to every corner of the earth
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<
dark corners of the mind
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b. a difficult or embarrassing situation ; a position from which escape or retreat is difficult or impossible <
was backed into a corner
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4. control or ownership of enough of the available supply of a commodity or security especially to permit manipulation of the price 5. a point at which significant change occurs — often used in the phrase turn the cornercornered adjective II. adjective Date: 13th century 1. situated at a corner <
the corner drugstore
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2. used or fitted for use in or on a corner <
a corner table
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III. verb Date: 1824 transitive verb 1. a. to drive into a corner <
the animal is dangerous when cornered
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b. to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview 2. to get a corner on <
corner the market
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intransitive verb 1. to meet or converge at a corner or angle 2. to turn a corner <
the car corners well
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  • corner — 1. (kor né) v. n. 1°   Sonner du cornet, d une corne ou d une trompe. Le vacher a corné dès le matin. 2°   Parler dans un cornet pour se faire entendre au loin ou pour se faire entendre à un sourd. •   Il continue et corne à toute outrance :… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • corner — [kôr′nər] n. [ME < OFr corniere < ML cornerium < L cornu, projecting point, HORN] 1. the point or place where lines or surfaces join and form an angle 2. the area or space within the angle formed at the joining of lines or surfaces [the… …   English World dictionary

  • Corner — Cor ner (k?r n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See {Horn}.] 1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal. [1913 Webster] 2. The space in the angle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corner — ist die englische Bezeichnung für Ecke in Österreich und der Schweiz die Bezeichnung für einen Eckstoß der venezianische Name der italienischen Adelsfamilie Cornaro im Börsenhandel die Bezeichnung für eine Form der Marktmanipulation, siehe Corner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • corner — Corner. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le Vacher a corné dés le matin. j ay entendu corner dans les bois. On dit par derision d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, qu Il ne fait que corner. On dit quelquefois d une personne qui publie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • corner — CORNER. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le vacher a corné dès le matin. J ai entendu corner dans les bois. f♛/b] On dit par dérision, d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, ou qui en importune les voisins, qu Il ne fait que corner.[b]Corner,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • corner — cor‧ner [ˈkɔːnə ǁ ˈkɔːrnər] verb corner the market COMMERCE to gain control of the whole supply of a particular type of goods or services: • Singapore has made significant efforts to corner the market in this type of specialised service company.… …   Financial and business terms

  • corner — ► NOUN 1) a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet. 2) a place where two streets meet. 3) a secluded or remote region or area. 4) a difficult or awkward position. 5) a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular… …   English terms dictionary

  • Corner — Cor ner, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cornered} ( n?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cornering}.] 1. To drive into a corner. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corner — late 13c., from Anglo Fr. cornere (O.Fr. corniere), from O.Fr. corne horn, corner, from V.L. *corna, from L. cornua, pl. of cornu projecting point, end, horn (see HORN (Cf. horn)). Replaced O.E. hyrne. As an adj., from 1530s. The verb (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • corner — [n1] angle bend, branch, cloverleaf, crook, crossing, edge, fork, intersection, joint, junction, projection, ridge, rim, shift, V*, veer, Y*; concepts 436,484,513 corner [n2] niche angle, cavity, compartment, cranny, hideaway, hide out, hole,… …   New thesaurus

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