a place off to the side of an area
"he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
the point where two lines meet or intersect
"the corners of a rectangle"
an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
"a piano was in one corner of the room"
corner, street corner, turning point(noun)
the intersection of two streets
"standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
"the corners of a cube"
recess, recession, niche, corner(noun)
a small concavity
a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
"a corner on the silver market"
a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
"his lying got him into a tight corner"
a projecting part where two sides or edges meet
"he knocked off the corners"
a remote area
"in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
gain control over
"corner the gold market"
force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
turn a corner
"the car corners"
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.
The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
The chimney corner was full of cobwebs.
The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
Herbert bruised his shin on the corner of the coffee table.
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.
An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
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.
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.
One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
The pitch was just off the corner, low and outside.
first base or third base.
There are runners on the corners with just one out.
To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
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.
To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
A corner kick.
Origin: From corner, from cornere (compare cornier, corniere), from corne, from *, from cornua, plural of cornu. More at hirn.
the point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal
the space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner
an edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part
a secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook
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
to drive into a corner
to drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument
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
Origin: [OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See Horn.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Etymology and Origins
The creation of a monopoly of prices in respect of natural produce or manufactured goods. The allusion here is to speculators who agreed in a quiet corner, at or near the Exchange, to buy up the whole market.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CORNER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1508
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CORNER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #925
Rank popularity for the word 'CORNER' in Nouns Frequency: #513
The numerical value of CORNER in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of CORNER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of CORNER in a Sentence
They were in my corner.
If President Trump's in your corner.
Keep going – a miracle is around the corner.
I want to know what's around the corner everywhere I go.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
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