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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays(noun)

    tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

  2. corn(noun)

    the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

  3. corn, edible corn(noun)

    ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food

  4. corn, clavus(noun)

    a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes

  5. corn(noun)

    (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)

  6. corn whiskey, corn whisky, corn(noun)

    whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn

  7. corn(verb)

    something sentimental or trite

    "that movie was pure corn"

  8. corn(verb)

    feed (cattle) with corn

  9. corn(verb)

    preserve with salt

    "corned beef"


  1. Corn(n.)

    a tall cereal plant (Zea mays) bearing its seeds as large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not edible; -- also called Indian corn and, in technical literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white corn or southern corn, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; sweet corn, comprising a number of sweet and tender varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn, any small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it is used for decoration, especially in the fall.

  2. Origin: [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. karn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. Grain, Kernel.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corn(noun)

    a thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome

  2. Corn(noun)

    a single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain

  3. Corn(noun)

    the various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats

  4. Corn(noun)

    the plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing

  5. Corn(noun)

    a small, hard particle; a grain

  6. Corn(verb)

    to preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue

  7. Corn(verb)

    to form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder

  8. Corn(verb)

    to feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses

  9. Corn(verb)

    to render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one

  10. Origin: [L. cornu horn: cf. F. corne horn, hornlike excrescence. See Horn.]


  1. Corn

    Corn is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 503 at the 2010 census.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3982

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corn' in Nouns Frequency: #2677

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sean Bolton:

    It's like meth corn, I guess you could say.

  2. Warren White:

    If you add sugar and milk, it'd be just like Corn Flakes.

  3. Steve Nicholson:

    Everyone's grabbing at straws for demand for corn (products).

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr./Hayward C. Beach/WerterBuch/Zygmunt Zikorra/Hans Fabermann/Frances Marie Fabre/:

    Does an ear of corn 'don' Earmuffs' during inclement cold weather?

  5. Marcia Andreychuk:

    I am attracted to the quirky, who wouldn’t want corn cob curtains?

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