- The definition of corner is at an area where two lines or surfaces meet.
An example of corner used as an adjective is in the phrase "corner store," which means a store where two streets meet each other.
- A corner is defined as a place where lines or sides join together to form an angle, or a remote or secluded place.
- An example of a corner is where two walls in a room come together.
- An example of a corner is searching an uncharted area of the earth; searching every corner of the city.
- Corner means to force into an awkward or tight spot, to get the most of something, or to make turns in a vehicle.
- An example of corner is to back an opponent up against the intersection of two walls; to corner the opponent.
- An example of corner is to buy all the available units of a certain product at a grocery store; to corner the market on the item.
- An example of corner is to turn the steering wheel to the left or right to test the turning capability of a car; to test how the car corners.
The corner of an empty room.
corner definition by Webster's New World
- the point or place where lines or surfaces join and form an angle
- the area or space within the angle formed at the joining of lines or surfaces: the corner of a room
- the area at the tip of any of the angles formed at a street intersection
- something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
- a remote, secret, or secluded place: look in every nook and corner
- region; quarter; part: every corner of America
- an awkward position from which escape is difficult: driven into a corner
- ☆ a monopoly acquired on a stock or a commodity so as to be able to raise the price
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French corniere ; from Midieval Latin cornerium ; from Classical Latin cornu, projecting point, horn
- ☆ to drive or force into a corner or awkward position, so that escape is difficult
- ☆ to get a monopoly on (a stock or commodity)
- to meet at or abut (on) a corner: said of land, buildings, etc.
- to turn corners: said of a vehicle: this car corners easily
- at or on a corner: a corner store
- used in a corner: a corner table
corner definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle: the four corners of a rectangle.b. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner: sat by myself in the corner; the corner of one's eye.
- The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
- a. Sports Any of the four angles of a boxing or wrestling ring where the ropes are joined.b. Baseball Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
- A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult: got myself into a corner by boasting.
- A remote, secluded, or secret place: the four corners of the earth; a beautiful little corner of Paris.
- A part or piece made to fit on a corner, as in mounting or for protection.
- a. A speculative monopoly of a stock or commodity created by purchasing all or most of the available supply in order to raise its price.b. Exclusive possession; monopoly: “Neither party . . . has a corner on all the good ideas” (George B. Merry).
- To furnish with corners.
- To place or drive into a corner: cornered the thieves and captured them.
- To form a corner in (a stock or commodity): cornered the silver market.
- To come together or be situated on or at a corner.
- To turn, as at a corner: a truck that corners poorly.
- Located at a street corner: a corner drugstore.
- Designed for use in a corner: a corner table.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French corne, corner, horn, from Vulgar Latin *corna, from Latin cornua, pl. of cornū, horn, point; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
corner - Investment & Finance Definition
corner - Phrases/Idioms
around the corner
- to take a direct route by going across corners
- to cut down expenses, time, labor, etc.
the (four) corners of the earth
turn the corner
around the corner