What does corner mean?

Definitions for cornerˈkɔr nər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word corner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corner(noun)

    a place off to the side of an area

    "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"

  2. corner(noun)

    the point where two lines meet or intersect

    "the corners of a rectangle"

  3. corner, nook(noun)

    an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

    "a piano was in one corner of the room"

  4. corner, street corner, turning point(noun)

    the intersection of two streets

    "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"

  5. corner(noun)

    the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

    "the corners of a cube"

  6. recess, recession, niche, corner(noun)

    a small concavity

  7. corner(noun)

    a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade

    "a corner on the silver market"

  8. corner, box(noun)

    a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

    "his lying got him into a tight corner"

  9. corner(noun)

    a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

    "he knocked off the corners"

  10. corner(noun)

    a remote area

    "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"

  11. corner, quoin(verb)

    (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

  12. corner(verb)

    gain control over

    "corner the gold market"

  13. corner, tree(verb)

    force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

  14. corner(verb)

    turn a corner

    "the car corners"


  1. corner(Noun)

    The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.

    The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.

  2. corner(Noun)

    The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.

    The chimney corner was full of cobwebs.

  3. corner(Noun)

    The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.

    Herbert bruised his shin on the corner of the coffee table.

  4. corner(Noun)

    An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.

    The liquor store on the corner also sold lottery tickets.

  5. corner(Noun)

    An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.

  6. corner(Noun)

    A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.

    On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet corner and curl up with a good book.

  7. corner(Noun)

    A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.

    In the 1970's, private investors tried to obtain a corner on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

  8. corner(Noun)

    One of the four vertices of the strike zone.

    The pitch was just off the corner, low and outside.

  9. corner(Noun)

    first base or third base.

    There are runners on the corners with just one out.

  10. corner(Verb)

    To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.

    The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.

  11. corner(Verb)

    To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.

    The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.

  12. corner(Verb)

    To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.

  13. corner(Verb)

    To turn a corner or drive around a curve.

    As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.

  14. corner(Verb)

    To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.

    That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.

  15. corner(Noun)

    A corner kick.

  16. Origin: From corner, from cornere (compare cornier, corniere), from corne, from *, from cornua, plural of cornu. More at hirn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corner(noun)

    the point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal

  2. Corner(noun)

    the space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner

  3. Corner(noun)

    an edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part

  4. Corner(noun)

    a secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook

  5. Corner(noun)

    direction; quarter

  6. Corner(noun)

    the state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock

  7. Corner(verb)

    to drive into a corner

  8. Corner(verb)

    to drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument

  9. Corner(verb)

    to get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum

  10. Origin: [OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See Horn.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corner

    kor′nėr, n. the point where two lines meet: a secret or confined place: an embarrassing position, difficulty: (obs.) a point in a rubber at whist: a free kick given to the opposite side when a player in football kicks the ball over his own goal-line: an operation by which the whole of a stock or commodity is bought up, so that speculative sellers are compelled to buy, to meet their engagements, at the corner-men's own price.—v.t. to supply with corners: to put in a corner: to put in a fix or difficulty.—adj. Cor′nered, having corners: put in a difficult position.—n. Cor′ner-stone, the stone which unites the two walls of a building at a corner: the principal stone, esp. the corner of the foundation of a building—hence (fig.) something of very great importance.—n.pl. Cor′ner-teeth, the lateral incisors of a horse, above and below.—adv. Cor′ner-wise, with the corner in front: diagonally.—Cut off a corner, to take a short cut; Done in a corner, done secretly: Drive into a corner, to put in a fix: to bring to bay; Keep a corner, to reserve a place; The Corner (slang), Tattersall's betting-rooms in London, till 1867 at Hyde Park Corner; Turn the corner, to go round the corner: to get past a difficulty; Within the four corners of, contained in (of a document, &c.). [O. Fr. corniere—L. cornu.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1508

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #925

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corner' in Nouns Frequency: #513


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

  2. Frank Crane:

    Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say somethign.

  3. Finley Peter Dunne:

    Many a man that couldn't direct you to the drug store on the corner when he was 3 will get a respectful hearing when age has further impaired his mind.

  4. Saker Nusseibeh:

    The U.S. is self-sufficient in food, water, energy and labor - and they've managed to corner the market in technological innovation ... The dollar has to be strong in 2015.

  5. Pen Farthing:

    On every single street corner in Kabul you will find stray dogs, to be able to get that animal home to them, it closes the loop. ... They don't want to just abandon that animal.

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