Definitions for: Corner


[n] the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
[n] (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
[n] an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
[n] the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
[n] a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "he glanced out of the corner of his eye"
[n] a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
[n] the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube"
[n] a projecting part that is corner-shaped; "he knocked off the corners"
[n] a small concavity
[n] a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"
[n] a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
[v] turn a corner; "the car corners"
[v] force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
[v] gain control over; "corner the gold market"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cor"ner (k?r"n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL.
cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See
Horn.]
1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle,
either external or internal.

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

3. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center;
hence, any quarter or part.

From the four corners of the earth they come.
--Shak.

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

This thing was not done in a corner. --Acts xxvi.
26.

5. Direction; quarter.

Sits the wind in that corner! --Shak.

6. 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. [Broker's Cant]

Corner stone, the stone which lies at the corner of two
walls, and unites them; the principal stone; especially,
the stone which forms the corner of the foundation of an
edifice; hence, that which is fundamental importance or
indispensable. ``A prince who regarded uniformity of faith
as the corner stone of his government.'' --Prescott.

Corner tooth, one of the four teeth which come in a horse's
mouth at the age of four years and a half, one on each
side of the upper and of the lower jaw, between the middle
teeth and the tushes.


Cor"ner, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cornered (-n?rd); p. pr.
& vb. n. Cornering.]
1. To drive into a corner.

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

3. 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.


Cor"ner, n. (Association Football) [More fully {corner
kick}.]
A free kick from close to the nearest corner flag post,
allowed to the opposite side when a player has sent the ball
behind his own goal line.

Synonyms: box, niche, nook, quoin, recess, recession, street corner, turning point

See Also: amen corner, area, area, blind corner, building, canthus, carrefour, channelise, channelize, chimney corner, command, concave shape, concavity, construction, control, country, crossing, crossroad, crossway, direct, edifice, guide, head, incurvation, incurvature, inglenook, intersection, maneuver, manoeuvre, monopoly, part, pharyngeal recess, piece, plight, point, point, predicament, quandary, steer, structure, turn

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