What does corral mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term corral:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cow pen, cattle pen, corral(verb)

    a pen for cattle

  2. corral(verb)

    enclose in a corral

    "corral the horses"

  3. corral(verb)

    arrange wagons so that they form a corral

  4. corral(verb)

    collect or gather

    "corralling votes for an election"


  1. corral(Noun)

    An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.

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

  2. corral(Noun)

    An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.

    Please return the shopping carts to the corral.

  3. corral(Noun)

    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. corral(Verb)

    To capture or round up.

  5. corral(Verb)

    To place inside of a corral.

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

  6. corral(Verb)

    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. Origin: From corral

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corral(noun)

    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. Corral(verb)

    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. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce corral?

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How to say corral in sign language?

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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 Lentz:

    I kind of feel like this is the OK Corral and we're the settlers walking across the middle.

  2. Seu Luiz:

    They are being treated, without any exaggeration, like animals. Sleeping in the same corral as the cattle.

  3. 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.

  4. Marcelo Goncalves Campos:

    I've been an inspector for almost 20 years and this is really one of the worst cases I've seen, they are being treated, without any exaggeration, like animals. Sleeping in the same corral as the cattle.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of corral

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