corner

noun
cor·​ner | \ ˈkȯr-nər How to pronounce corner (audio) \

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) sports : any of the angles of a ring (see ring entry 1 sense 4b) especially : the area in which a participant in a fighting contest (such as a boxing or wrestling match) rests or is worked on by the participant's 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
e(1) : the outside of a football formation
3a : a private, secret, or remote place a quiet corner of New England sent to every corner of the earth In every corner of [=throughout] her company, you'll find people in nontraditional positions…— Kenyatta Matthews
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 How to pronounce cornered (audio) \ 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 Romero’s car at the corner of MacArthur and Holiday. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Driver blamed for deadly Algiers crash booked with negligent homicide," 20 Oct. 2020 In addition, Spinnaker has an option to purchase a roughly two-acre parking lot at the corner of Capitol and Hudson streets. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Vision for Hartford’s ‘Bushnell Park South’ could get a new look after study examines how pandemic could change city living," 20 Oct. 2020 Investigators said Hector Lopez-Gastelum, 25, held up employees at gunpoint, taking cash from two registers, around 10:40 a.m. at La Michoacana, a neighborhood market and taco shop at the corner of Vesta and Acacia streets. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDPD arrests armed robbery suspect shot, wounded by Shelltown store owner Sunday," 19 Oct. 2020 Richardson leaders are seeking suggestions for the best use of a 26-acre parcel of undeveloped land the city owns just west of Huffhines Park at the southwest corner of Apollo and Plano roads. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "What would you like to see at a new Richardson park? The city is asking for suggestions," 19 Oct. 2020 Police responded by placing two officers and a squad car outside the store at the corner of Eddy and Van Ness. Phil Matier, SFChronicle.com, "Rampant shoplifting leads to another Walgreens closing in S.F.," 18 Oct. 2020 Mane had given Liverpool a third-minute lead, only for Michael Keane to equalize with a towering header at a corner. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool," 17 Oct. 2020 Lamar Dontaye Whittaker, 35, was declared dead on the scene at the corner of 10th Avenue and Fourth Place South, according to Phenix City police. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Man shot to death in Phenix City," 17 Oct. 2020 The former library building at the corner of Bagley Road and Big Creek Parkway in Middleburg Heights will be adapted to become the new police station. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Former Middleburg Heights library will become new police station," 16 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Mid-corner bumps upset the chassis, and there's more body roll than expected. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2020 Cadillac CT4 450T Suffers from a Lack of Refinement," 8 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Jaguars moved wide receiver Davyn Flenord and safety Jaden Voisin to corner in the offseason, though Voisin has yet to play this season due to a knee injury. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "South Alabama looking for more big plays out of its cornerbacks vs. Texas State," 14 Oct. 2020 Hardly anybody went to Trump’s clubs just to play golf with the president, or to take pictures with him, or to corner him in the dining room — not officially, anyway, and certainly not when asked about those encounters by the Times. Nicholas Confessore, Star Tribune, "The swamp that Trump built: How the president reinvented D.C.'s culture of favor-seeking," 10 Oct. 2020 Other rich countries are likewise trying to corner the market for their populations. Nicole Hassoun, Fortune, "To ethically tackle COVID-19, Big Pharma needs an overhaul," 25 Sep. 2020 After Thomas, Barnwell says running back Alvin Kamara, defensive end Cameron Jordan and corner back Marshon Lattimore have between 40-69% chance. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "After Drew Brees, how many current Saints could reach Hall of Fame? Six others, ESPN writer says," 6 Aug. 2020 There is a concern that his endorsement hydroxychloroquine as a panacea for COVID-19 will cause a mad dash to corner the market on this drug thus causing a shortage for those who have a genuine need. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Trump’s medical experiment (5/21/20)," 21 May 2020 At this point, though, the U.S. is fighting just to stay relevant in the global critical minerals market, as China works to corner it. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Republicans prepare for energy ‘cold war’ with China," 17 June 2020 Anae’s technical efficiency is obvious when studying his ability to corner and flatten his path at the apex of his rush. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: How CeeDee Lamb, other Cowboys draftees can make an immediate 2020 impact," 8 June 2020 Soon after, they were joined by a neighbor, Bryan, who helped corner Arbery and later recorded his death on his cellphone camera. Annie Gowen, BostonGlobe.com, "Agent testifies that Arbery’s shooter called him a racial slur during attack.," 4 June 2020

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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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Time Traveler for corner

Time Traveler

The first known use of corner was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

23 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Corner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corner. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for corner

corner

noun
How to pronounce corner (audio)

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 How to pronounce corner (audio) \

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 How to pronounce corner (audio) \

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