Corner Definition

kôrnər
cornered, cornering, corners
noun
corners
The point or place where lines or surfaces join and form an angle.
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The area or space within the angle formed at the joining of lines or surfaces.
The corner of a room.
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The area at the tip of any of the angles formed at a street intersection.
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The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
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Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
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verb
cornered, cornering, corners
To drive or force into a corner or awkward position, so that escape is difficult.
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To meet at or abut (on) a corner.
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To get a monopoly on (a stock or commodity)
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To turn corners.
A car that corners easily.
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To come together or be situated on or at a corner.
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adjective
At or on a corner.
A corner store.
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Used in a corner.
A corner table.
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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.
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idiom
around the corner
  • About to happen; imminent.
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around the corner
  • in the immediate vicinity or future
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cut corners
  • to take a direct route by going across corners
  • to cut down expenses, time, labor, etc.
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in someone's corner
  • allied with or supporting someone
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out of the corner of one's eye
  • by means of one's peripheral vision
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Other Word Forms of Corner

Noun

Singular:
corner
Plural:
corners

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Corner

Origin of Corner

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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