corner

noun
cor·ner | \ ˈkȯr-nər \

Definition of corner 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet : angle

b : the place of intersection of two streets or roads

c : a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner

2 : the angular part or space between meeting lines, edges, or borders near the vertex of the angle the southwest corner of the state the corners of the tablecloth : such as

a : the area of a playing field or court near the intersection of the sideline and the goal line or baseline

b(1) : either of the four angles of a boxing ring especially : the area in which a boxer rests or is worked on by his seconds during periods between rounds

(2) : a group of supporters, well-wishers, or adherents associated especially with a contestant

c : the side of home plate nearest to or farthest from a batter

d : corner kick

e(1) : the outside of a football formation

(2) : cornerback

3a : a private, secret, or remote place a quiet corner of New England to every corner of the earth

b : a difficult or embarrassing situation : a position from which escape or retreat is difficult or impossible was backed into a corner

4 : control or ownership of enough of the available supply of a commodity or security especially to permit manipulation of the price

5 : a point at which significant change occurs often used in the phrase turn the corner

around the corner

: at hand : imminent good times are just around the corner

corner

adjective

Definition of corner (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : situated at a corner the corner drugstore

2 : used or fitted for use in or on a corner a corner table

corner

verb
cornered; cornering; corners

Definition of corner (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to drive into a corner the animal is dangerous when cornered

b : to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview

2 : to get a corner on corner the market

intransitive verb

1 : to meet or converge at a corner or angle

2 : to turn a corner the car corners well

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Other words from corner

Noun

cornered \ˈkȯr-nərd \ adjective

Examples of corner in a Sentence

Noun

the corner of a box A post marks the corner of the property. Write your name in the upper right-hand corner of the page. He caught the ball in the corner of the end zone. the northeast corner of the state We sat at a table in a corner of the room. The hotel is at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. A group of teenagers were hanging around on the corner. He went to the grocery store around the corner from the bank. He said something out of the corner of his mouth to the person standing next to him.

Adjective

We ate in a corner booth at the restaurant.

Verb

Police cornered the suspect in a backyard. A cornered animal can be dangerous. He cornered the actress and demanded her autograph. The interviewer cornered the politician with some probing questions.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

That 139-acre tax district would include a neighborhood park in its northwest corner. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek could spend $30 million for new business park which might land Foxconn suppliers," 9 July 2018 The Internet can be a rough place, and Reddit has a pretty high variance, from kind and helpful folks to straight-up nightmare fuel in its darker corners. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "A tourist asked for recommendations in Boston. And social media responded — with kindness," 6 July 2018 In his corner of the world, Reese’s influence is spreading. Emily Hopkins, Cincinnati.com, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 2018 Our interesting corner of the chaos: San Diego owns a front-row seat. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Memo to Luke Walton: Here's comes LeBron ... and all that comes with it," 2 July 2018 Here he is pictured at the CCW show with his 13-year-old son Joey, who was in his corner for the historic match in St. Pete. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Many people are thinking about retirement by age 61. This man made his pro wrestling debut," 26 June 2018 The awakening By the summer of 2017, YouTube had become a destination, and a major funding stream, for a new crop of conservative political commentators, each with their own niche corner of the market. NBC News, "YouTube tested, Trump approved: How Candace Owens suddenly became the loudest voice on the far right," 23 June 2018 Chiricahua National Monument: Heart of Rocks (Photo: Michael Schennum/The Republic) Hidden in the southeastern corner of the state, Chiricahua National Monument is the most unsung Arizona location. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 Offering envelopes had the name of the church with Davis’ name in one corner as senior pastor. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Former New Birth pastor holds rousing Bible study in Decatur," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The little guy cornered competently and afforded steering that felt nicely weighted and furnished more feel than most of its competitors. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Nissan's Kicks is a cute, useful hatchback, not a crossover," 5 July 2018 Police said a civilian husband and wife were hit by gunfire as soldiers cornered the rebels in the couple's house. Aijaz Hussain, The Christian Science Monitor, "India takes control of Kashmir territory," 25 June 2018 New England no longer has the market cornered on lobster rolls, y’all! Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Atlanta Restaurant Takes Home Top Prize in Maine Magazine's Lobster Roll Contest," 11 July 2018 These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Musk tells fans 'full self driving' Teslas are near, as investigators dig into Autopilot accidents," 11 June 2018 Hours later, after Clemmons tweeted that Diaz cornered and forcibly kissed her six years ago, other women took to social media to share their stories of verbal abuse and perceived misogyny by him. Washington Post, "Fall of edgy author Diaz disappoints, confounds followers," 12 May 2018 At low speeds, the rear wheels turn counter to the front wheels to improve cornering and for narrower U-turns. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Rolls-Royce of SUVs arrives with $325,000 Cullinan," 10 May 2018 One of the other two accusers, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators Weinstein allegedly cornered her in a hotel room and raped her in 2013. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex crime charges," 9 July 2018 Authorities want to remind people that bears are wild animals and cornering them can be dangerous. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "Bear crawls out from under house in King's Beach," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of corner

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1824, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for corner

Noun

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French corner, corniere, from Old French corn "horn, angle, corner" (going back to Latin cornum, cornū "horn") or corne "horn, angle" (going back to Latin cornua, plural—taken as singular—of cornū) + -er, -iere -er entry 2 — more at horn

Adjective

attributive use of corner entry 1

Verb

derivative of corner entry 1

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More Definitions for corner

corner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of corner

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the point or area where two lines, edges, or sides of something meet

: the place where two streets or roads meet

: a curve in a road

corner

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of corner (Entry 2 of 3)

: located at a corner

corner

verb

English Language Learners Definition of corner (Entry 3 of 3)

: to force (a person or animal) into a place or position from which escape is very difficult or impossible

: to force (someone who wants to avoid you or get away from you) to stop and talk with you

: to get control of a particular type of product that is being bought and sold

corner

noun
cor·ner | \ ˈkȯr-nər \

Kids Definition of corner

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the point or place where edges or sides meet

2 : the place where two streets or passageways meet

3 : a position or situation that is difficult to get out of The suspect talked himself into a corner.

4 : a place away from ordinary life or business a quiet corner of the city

Other words from corner

cornered \-nərd \ adjective

corner

adjective

Kids Definition of corner (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : located at a corner a corner store

2 : used or usable in or on a corner a corner bookcase

corner

verb
cornered; cornering

Kids Definition of corner (Entry 3 of 3)

: to force into a place from which escape is difficult or into a difficult position “They'll never bother you unless they are wounded or cornered …” —Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows

corner

noun
cor·ner | \ ˈkȯ(r)-nər \

Medical Definition of corner 

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