What does corner mean?

Definitions for corner
ˈkɔr nərcor·ner

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  8. corner(Noun)

    One of the four vertices of the strike zone.

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

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

  9. corner(Noun)

    first base or third base.

    There are runners on the corners with just one out.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  12. corner(Verb)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  15. corner(Noun)

    A corner kick.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Corner(noun)

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

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

  3. Corner(noun)

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

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

  4. Corner(noun)

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

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

  5. Corner(noun)

    direction; quarter

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

  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

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

  7. Corner(verb)

    to drive into a corner

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

  8. Corner(verb)

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

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Corner

    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.

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of corner in a Sentence

  1. Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom:

    Homelessness isn't just a concern in our cities, it's a suburban issue and a rural issue, too. No Californian can say that homelessness is someone else's problem, every corner of our state has too many people living on the streets. And the crisis puts stress on public resources, from emergency rooms to jails to public works departments. It takes an unprecedented level of partnership between local, state, and federal government.

  2. The US:

    The US has boxed itself into a corner on Huawei, with all the rhetoric coming fast and furious, but nothing to... buttress it, like evidence [ or ] an executive order.

  3. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    We're paying $1 billion per year as taxpayers to pay for a shelter system and the homeless say, 'We're afraid to go into it,' it's not right to have a shelter system that is so dirty and unsafe, that people have to stay on the street corner.

  4. Luke Hemsworth:

    I really miss Australia. I miss eating fish ‘n chips, oh my God, and Australian pies and the wonderful corner shops. I miss good surf where there are three or four people, as opposed to LA where there’s 30 or 40. I see living here for now as a means to an end. It’s a time in our life where we have to live here and hopefully we’ll shift back to Australia, but we’re not locked in either way. Maybe it’s to my detriment but I’ve never looked further ahead than a year and a half. But the girls have had have a wonderful upbringing in terms of being able to move around. Their passports are hilarious in terms of where they’ve been, the older ones are holding onto their Australian accents but my youngest daughter in particular is very American. She’s really entrenched and I actually find it really hilarious, really cute.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success we forget the easiness of free beauty lying sad right around the corner, only an instant removed, unnoticed and squandered.

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