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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 ?
However, as my arable land was but small, suited to my crop, I got it totally well fenced in about three weeks' time; and shooting some of the creatures in the daytime, I set my dog to guard it in the night, tying him up to a stake at the gate, where he would stand and bark all night long; so in a little time the enemies forsook the place, and the corn grew very strong and well, and began to ripen apace.
And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap.
And Three-Legs, so named because his legs had been smashed when a boy and who walked with a stick--Three-Legs got the seed of the wild corn and planted it in the ground in the valley near his house.
Should one lay hold of them, then do they raise a dust like flour-sacks, and involuntarily: but who would divine that their dust came from corn, and from the yellow delight of the summer fields?
An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
But although Robin laughed at the droll sight, he knew the wayfarer to be a certain rich corn engrosser of Worksop, who more than once had bought all the grain in the countryside and held it till it reached even famine prices, thus making much money from the needs of poor people, and for this he was hated far and near by everyone that knew aught of him.
The fellow, being enraged the more at this, struck at the Spaniard with his hatchet, and swore he would serve him as he intended to serve the savage; which the Spaniard perceiving, avoided the blow, and with a shovel, which he had in his hand (for they were all working in the field about their corn land), knocked the brute down.
What was once a smooth-shaven lawn before the house, dotted here and there with ornamental shrubs, was now covered with frowsy tangled grass, with horseposts set up, here and there, in it, where the turf was stamped away, and the ground littered with broken pails, cobs of corn, and other slovenly remains.
Almost the same johnswort springs from the same perennial root in this pasture, and even I have at length helped to clothe that fabulous landscape of my infant dreams, and one of the results of my presence and influence is seen in these bean leaves, corn blades, and potato vines.
But the corn had been gone a long time; only the dry, bare stubble was left standing in the frozen ground.
You may imagine how big this ear of corn was when I tell you that a single gold kernel formed a window, swinging outward upon hinges, while a row of four kernels opened to make the front entrance.
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.