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.
An example of corner used as an adjective is in the phrase "corner store," which means a store where two streets meet each other.
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.
Got myself into a corner by boasting.
The four corners of the earth; a beautiful little corner of Paris.
Cornered the thieves and captured them.
Cornered the silver market.
A truck that corners poorly.
A corner drugstore.
A corner table.
The corner of a room.
Look in every nook and corner.
Every corner of America.
Driven into a corner.
A car that corners easily.
A corner store.
A corner table.
- The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.The chimney corner was full of cobwebs.
- The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.Herbert bruised his shin on the corner of the coffee table.
- An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.The liquor store on the corner also sold lottery tickets.
The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.
In the 1970s, private investors tried to get a corner on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
The pitch was just off the corner, low and outside.
There are runners on the corners with just one out.
The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.
That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
- About to happen; imminent.
- in the immediate vicinity or future
- to take a direct route by going across corners
- to cut down expenses, time, labor, etc.
- allied with or supporting someone
- by means of one's peripheral vision
- the farthest parts of the earth
- to get safely past the critical point
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of corner
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Old French corne corner, horn from Vulgar Latin corna from Latin cornua pl. of cornū horn, point ker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English corner, from Anglo-Norman cornere (compare Old French cornier, corniere (“corner”)), from Old French corne (“corner, angle”, literally “a horn, projecting point”), from Vulgar Latin *corna (“horn”), from Latin cornua, plural of cornū (“projecting point, end, horn”). More at hirn.