What does corral mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cow pen, cattle pen, corralverb

    a pen for cattle

  2. corralverb

    enclose in a corral

    "corral the horses"

  3. corralverb

    arrange wagons so that they form a corral

  4. corralverb

    collect or gather

    "corralling votes for an election"


  1. corralnoun

    An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.

    We had a small corral out back where we kept our pet llama.

  2. corralnoun

    An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.

    Please return the shopping carts to the corral.

  3. corralnoun

    A circle of wagons, either for the purpose of trapping livestock, or for defense.

    The wagon train formed a corral to protect against Commanche attacks.

  4. corralverb

    To capture or round up.

  5. corralverb

    To place inside of a corral.

    After we corralled the last steer, we headed off to the chuck wagon for dinner.

  6. corralverb

    To make a circle of vehicles, as of wagons so as to form a corral.

    The cattle drivers corralled their wagons for the night.

  7. Etymology: From corral


  1. corral

    A corral is an enclosure for confining livestock, such as cattle or horses. It's typically made of fences or walls to keep animals secure and contained in one area, often used for sorting, branding, or loading them. In a broader sense, it refers to any form of containment or circle of wagons for protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corralnoun

    a pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by emigrants in the vicinity of hostile Indians, as a place of security for horses, cattle, etc

  2. Corralverb

    to surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; -- primarily used with reference to securing horses and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything

  3. Etymology: [Sp., a yard, a yard for cattle, fr. corro a circle or ring, fr. L. currere to run. Cf. Kraal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corral

    kor-al′, n. an enclosure for cattle, &c.—v.t. to form such. [Sp.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Corral is ranked #2158 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Corral surname appeared 16,808 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Corral.

    90.4% or 15,210 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7.7% or 1,298 total occurrences were White.
    1% or 170 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 45 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.2% or 42 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corral in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of corral in a Sentence

  1. Jim Cooper:

    Christine Pelosi knows how to corral the caucus, and that's one of the hardest things to do in politics.

  2. Andra Gillespie:

    What people want is they want to think the police are looking at them primarily as people to protect and not as enemies to corral.

  3. Bryan Lett:

    With our partners at Golden Corral, the work disabled veterans like Mr. Turner are doing gives children who share the burdens of our national defense an opportunity to just be kids and connect with others who share their experiences.

  4. Cathy Spraetz:

    There are lots of tears when we see chimps released into a very large corral or habitat for the first time, just knowing here they had an opportunity that they've not had their entire life makes it all so worthwhile.

  5. Greg Abbott:

    The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business.

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