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corn 1

 (kôrn)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous cultivated forms of a widely grown, usually tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing grains or kernels on large ears.
b. The grains or kernels of this plant, used as food for humans and livestock or for the extraction of an edible oil or starch. Also called Indian corn, maize.
2. An ear of this plant.
3. Chiefly British Any of various cereal plants or grains, especially the principal crop cultivated in a particular region, such as wheat in England or oats in Scotland.
4.
a. A single grain of a cereal plant.
b. A seed or fruit of various other plants, such as a peppercorn.
5. Corn snow.
6. Informal Corn whiskey.
7. Slang Something considered trite, dated, melodramatic, or unduly sentimental.
v. corned, corn·ing, corns
v.tr.
1. To cause to form hard particles; granulate.
2.
a. To season and preserve with granulated salt.
b. To preserve (beef, for example) in brine.
3. To feed (animals) with corn or grain.
v.intr.
To form hard particles; become grainy: "After the snow melts all day, it corns up at night for fine conditions" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).

[Middle English, grain, from Old English; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: Originally, the English word corn meant any rounded grain or seed whatsoever. In particular, it was used to refer to the kind of grain most often grown in a certain region. Thus in England, a cornfield is usually a field of wheat. The pretty blue cornflower is a Eurasian weed that originally plagued fields of wheat, not maize. In Scotland, on the other hand, corn can mean "oats," the grain that thrives best in Scotland's cool and damp climate. To modern North Americans, however, corn means maize—that is, the plant Zea mays and its seeds. When they first encountered Zea mays in the 16th century, the English borrowed the Spanish term for the grain, maíz, which is in turn a borrowing of Arawakan mahiz or mahís. Later, in the 17th century, another term for maize appears, Indian corn—the word Indian here meaning "native to the Americas." The American word corn in the specific meaning "maize" is simply a shortening of Indian corn.

corn 2

 (kôrn)
n.
A horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting from pressure or friction. Also called clavus.

[Middle English corne, from Old French, horn, from Latin cornū; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

corn

(kɔːn)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. any of various cereal plants, esp the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland
b. the seeds of such plants, esp after harvesting
c. a single seed of such plants; a grain
2. (Plants)
a. a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike
b. the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil. See also sweetcorn1, popcorn1
3. (Agriculture)
a. the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing crop: spring corn.
b. (in combination): a cornfield.
4. (Brewing) short for corn whisky
5. slang an idea, song, etc, regarded as banal or sentimental
6. archaic or dialect any hard particle or grain
vb (tr)
7. (Agriculture) to feed (animals) with corn, esp oats
8. (Cookery)
a. to preserve in brine
b. to salt
9. (Agriculture) to plant corn on
[Old English corn; related to Old Norse, Old High German corn, Gothic kaúrn, Latin grānum, Sanskrit jīrná fragile]

corn

(kɔːn)
n
1. (Pathology) a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction
2. tread on someone's corns informal Brit to offend or hurt someone by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges
[C15: from Old French corne horn, from Latin cornū]

corn1

(kɔrn)

n.
1. Also called Indian corn ;esp. technical and Brit., maize.
a. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the kernels on large ears.
b. the kernels of this plant, used for human food or for fodder.
c. the ears of this plant.
2.
a. the edible seed of certain other cereal plants, esp. wheat in England and oats in Scotland.
b. the plants themselves.
5. Informal. old-fashioned, trite, or mawkishly sentimental material, as a story or music.
v.t.
6. to preserve and season with brine or with salt in grains.
7. to granulate, as gunpowder.
8. to feed with corn.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse korn, Gothic kaurn; akin to Latin grānum grain, Russian zernó]

corn2

(kɔrn)

n.
a horny growth of tissue with a tender core, formed over a bone, esp. on the toes, as a result of pressure or friction.
[1375–1425; late Middle English corne < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin cornū horn, hence a horny hardening of the cuticle]

-corn

a combining form meaning “having a horn,” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: longicorn.
[< Latin -cornis, adj. derivative of cornū horn]

Corn.

Cornwall.

corn

In American English, corn is a long rounded vegetable covered in small yellow seeds. The seeds themselves are also called corn.

Serve with grilled corn or french fries.

In British English, this vegetable is usually called sweetcorn.

We had fish with peas and sweetcorn.

In British English, corn refers to any type of cereal plant growing in a particular area, for example wheat, barley, or maize.

We drove past fields of corn.

Speakers of American English use grain for this meaning.

Grain harvests were delayed.

corn


Past participle: corned
Gerund: corning

Imperative
corn
corn
Present
I corn
you corn
he/she/it corns
we corn
you corn
they corn
Preterite
I corned
you corned
he/she/it corned
we corned
you corned
they corned
Present Continuous
I am corning
you are corning
he/she/it is corning
we are corning
you are corning
they are corning
Present Perfect
I have corned
you have corned
he/she/it has corned
we have corned
you have corned
they have corned
Past Continuous
I was corning
you were corning
he/she/it was corning
we were corning
you were corning
they were corning
Past Perfect
I had corned
you had corned
he/she/it had corned
we had corned
you had corned
they had corned
Future
I will corn
you will corn
he/she/it will corn
we will corn
you will corn
they will corn
Future Perfect
I will have corned
you will have corned
he/she/it will have corned
we will have corned
you will have corned
they will have corned
Future Continuous
I will be corning
you will be corning
he/she/it will be corning
we will be corning
you will be corning
they will be corning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corning
you have been corning
he/she/it has been corning
we have been corning
you have been corning
they have been corning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corning
you will have been corning
he/she/it will have been corning
we will have been corning
you will have been corning
they will have been corning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corning
you had been corning
he/she/it had been corning
we had been corning
you had been corning
they had been corning
Conditional
I would corn
you would corn
he/she/it would corn
we would corn
you would corn
they would corn
Past Conditional
I would have corned
you would have corned
he/she/it would have corned
we would have corned
you would have corned
they would have corned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corn - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varietiescorn - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
corn cob, corncob - the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
corn stalk, cornstalk - the stalk of a corn plant
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
genus Zea, Zea - corn
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
green corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
popcorn, Zea mays everta - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
capitulum, spike, ear - fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
2.corn - the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
corn oil - oil from the germs of corn grains
kernel - a single whole grain of a cereal; "a kernel of corn"
3.corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human foodcorn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
green corn, sweet corn - corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft
hominy - hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
popcorn - small kernels of corn exploded by heat
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
green corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
4.corn - a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
callosity, callus - an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
5.corn - (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
6.corn - whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
bootleg, corn liquor, moonshine - whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
7.corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
sentimentality, drippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
Verb1.corn - feed (cattle) with corn
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
2.corn - preserve with salt; "corned beef"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
Translations
mielies
حُبوبذرةذُرَةذُرَة صَفراءذَرَّةٌ
царевица
blat de morodacsamorescpanís
kukuřiceobilízrníkuří oko
majskornligtorn
maizo
mais
maissivehnäviljaliikavarvas
kukuruzžitarica
kukorica
korn; maíslíkòornmaískorn
トウモロコシ玉蜀黍穀物穀草
옥수수곡식
graudigraudskukurūzalabībavaržacs
kukurydzakukurydza zwyczajna
kurie oko
koruzakoruza na storžužito
kukuruzкукуруз
majs
muhindi
ข้าวโพด
кукурудза
bắpcây ngũ cốcngô

corn

1 [kɔːn]
A. N
1. (Brit) (= wheat) → trigo m; (gen term) → cereales mpl (US) (= maize) → maíz m; (= individual grains) → granos mpl
2. (= sentimentality) → sentimentalismo m, sensiblería f
B. CPD corn bread N (US) → pan m de maíz
corn on the cob Nmazorca f de maíz, choclo m (Andes, S. Cone), elote m (Mex)
corn exchange Nbolsa f de granos
corn meal N (US) → harina f de maíz
corn oil Naceite m de maíz
corn poppy Namapola f

corn

2 [kɔːn]
A. N (Med) → callo m
to tread on sb's corns (Brit) → herir las sensibilidades de algn
B. CPD corn plaster Nemplasto m or parche m para callos

corn

[ˈkɔːrn] n
(British) (= wheat) → blé m
(US) (= maize) → maïs m corn on the cob
(on foot)cor mcornbread [ˈkɔːrnbrɛd] n (US)pain m de maïscorn cob corncob [ˈkɔːrnkɒb] népi m de maïs

corn

:
cornball
n (US inf)
nGefühlsdusel m (inf)
adjgefühlsduselig (inf), → kitschig, schmalzig
Corn Belt
n (Geog) → Getreidegürtel m
corn bread
n (US) → Maisbrot nt
corn bunting
n (Orn) → Grauammer f
corn chandler
nKornhändler m
corncob
nMaiskolben m
corn-coloured
adjstrohfarben, strohgelb
corncrake
n (Orn) → Wachtelkönig m
corncrib
n (US) → Maisspeicher m
corn dodger
n (US) → Maisfladen m
corn dog
n (US Cook) mit Maismehl paniertes Bratwürstchen

corn

:
corn exchange
nGetreidebörse f
corn-fed
adjmit Getreide gefüttert
cornfield
n (Brit) → Korn- or Weizenfeld nt; (US) → Maisfeld nt
cornflakes
plCornflakes pl
cornflour
n (Brit) → Stärkemehl nt
cornflower
n
Kornblume f
(= colour)Kornblumenblau nt
adj (also cornflower blue)kornblumenblau

corn

:
cornmeal
n (US) → Maismehl nt
corn oil
n(Mais)keimöl nt
corn plaster
corn pone
n (US) = corn bread
corn poppy
nKlatschmohn m, → Mohnblume f
corn shock
n(Getreide)garbe f
cornstarch
n (US) → Stärkemehl nt
corn syrup
n (US) → (Mais)sirup m

corn

1
n
no pl (Brit: = cereal) → Getreide nt, → Korn nt
(= seed of corn)Korn nt
no pl (esp US: = maize) → Mais m ? cob

corn

2
n (on foot) → Hühnerauge nt; corn plasterHühneraugenpflaster nt; to tread on somebody’s corns (fig)jdm auf die Hühneraugen treten

corn

3
n (inf: = sentiment etc) → Kitsch m, → sentimentales Zeug

corn

1 [kɔːn] n (Brit) (wheat) → grano, frumento (Am) (maize) → granturco, mais m

corn

2 [kɔːn] n (on foot) → callo

corn1

(koːn) noun
1. the seeds of cereal plants, especially (in Britain) wheat, or (in North America) maize.
2. (American grain) the plants themselves. a field of corn.
corn on the cob
an ear of corn (maize) that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
corned beef
salted beef (usually cooked and canned).
ˈcornflakes noun plural
crushed pieces of corn eaten with milk (and sugar), usually for breakfast. a bowl of cornflakes; a box of cornflakes.
ˈcornflour noun
finely ground (especially maize) flour.
ˈcornflower noun
a blue-flowered plant.

corn2

(koːn) noun
a little bump of hard skin found on the foot. I have a corn on my little toe.

corn

ذُرَة, ذَرَّةٌ kukuřice, obilí korn, majs Getreide, Mais καλαμπόκι, σιτηρά grano, maíz maissi, vilja maïs kukuruz, žitarica mais トウモロコシ, 穀草 곡식, 옥수수 koren, maïs korn, mais kukurydza milho зерновые культуры, кукуруза majs ข้าวโพด mısır cây ngũ cốc, ngô 玉米, 谷物

corn

n. callo, callosidad; [grain] maíz.

corn

n maíz m; (foot lesion) callo (del pie)
References in classic literature ?
Well, gracious sakes, she has a nerve," he muttered as he went along the street and passed a row of vacant lots where corn grew.
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
She had more physical strength than most men, and made her patch of cotton and corn and tobacco like the best of them.
The enemy had destroyed most of the corn, the Summer before.
Some said that he could look into people's minds; others, that, by the marvellous power of this eye, he could draw people into his own mind, or send them, if he pleased, to do errands to his grandfather, in the spiritual world; others, again, that it was what is termed an Evil Eye, and possessed the valuable faculty of blighting corn, and drying children into mummies with the heartburn.
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
I told him I never bit anything but grass, hay, and corn, and could not think what pleasure Ginger found it.
Good, plain, common cookin', Jinny'll do;--make a good pone o' bread,--bile her taters far,--her corn cakes isn't extra, not extra now, Jinny's corn cakes isn't, but then they's far,--but, Lor, come to de higher branches, and what can she do?
Nigger stealing corn from old Parson Silas, I judged.
We passed through one of the town gates, and went about three miles into the country, where I saw many labourers working with several sorts of tools in the ground, but was not able to conjecture what they were about: neither did observe any expectation either of corn or grass, although the soil appeared to be excellent.
They crept into the corn, but the army did not march on, but remained encamped close around them.
Your chattel is for growing corn, not for corn in a hog's belly.