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cor·ner

 (kôr′nər)
n.
1.
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.
2. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
3.
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.
c. A corner kick in soccer.
d. Football A cornerback.
4. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult: got myself into a corner by boasting.
5. A remote, secluded, or secret place: the four corners of the earth; a beautiful little corner of Paris.
6. A part or piece made to fit on a corner, as in mounting or for protection.
7.
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).
v. cor·nered, cor·ner·ing, cor·ners
v.tr.
1. To place or drive into a corner: cornered the thieves and captured them.
2. To form a corner in (a stock or commodity): cornered the silver market.
3. To furnish with corners.
v.intr.
1. To turn, as at a corner: a truck that corners poorly.
2. To come together or be situated on or at a corner.
adj.
1. Located at a street corner: a corner drugstore.
2. Designed for use in a corner: a corner table.
Idiom:
around the corner
About to happen; imminent.

[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- in Indo-European roots.]

corner

(ˈkɔːnə)
n
1. the place, position, or angle formed by the meeting of two converging lines or surfaces
2. (Mathematics) a projecting angle of a solid object or figure
3. the place where two streets meet
4. any small, secluded, secret, or private place
5. a dangerous or awkward position, esp from which escape is difficult: a tight corner.
6. any part, region or place, esp a remote place
7. something used to protect or mark a corner, as of the hard cover of a book
8. (Economics) commerce a monopoly over the supply of a commodity so that its market price can be controlled
9. (Soccer) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players
10. (Rugby) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players
11. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players
12. (Boxing) either of two opposite angles of a boxing ring in which the opponents take their rests
13. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a junction between two rock faces forming an angle of between 60° and 120°. US name: dihedral
14. cut corners to do something in the easiest and shortest way, esp at the expense of high standards
15. round the corner just round the corner close at hand
16. turn the corner to pass the critical point (in an illness, etc)
17. (modifier) located on a corner: a corner shop.
18. (modifier) suitable or designed for a corner: a corner table.
19. (Logic) logic either of a pair of symbols used in the same way as ordinary quotation marks to indicate quasi quotation. See quasi-quotation
vb
20. (tr) to manoeuvre (a person or animal) into a position from which escape is difficult or impossible: finally they cornered the fox.
21. (tr) to furnish or provide with corners
22. (tr) to place in or move into a corner
23. (Economics) (tr)
a. to acquire enough of (a commodity) to attain control of the market
b. Also: engross to attain control of (a market) in such a manner. Compare forestall3
24. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of vehicles, etc) to turn a corner
25. (intr) US to be situated on a corner
26. (Soccer) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner
27. (Rugby) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner
28. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner
[C13: from Old French corniere, from Latin cornū point, extremity, horn]

Corner

n
(Placename) the Corner informal an area in central Australia, at the junction of the borders of Queensland and South Australia

cor•ner

(ˈkɔr nər)

n.
1. the place at which two converging lines or surfaces meet.
2. the space between two converging lines or surfaces near their intersection; angle.
3. a projecting angle, esp. of a rectangular figure or object.
4. the point where two streets meet.
5. an end; margin; edge.
6. any narrow, secluded, or secret place.
7. an awkward position, esp. one from which escape is impossible.
8. a monopoly of the available supply of a stock or commodity.
9. region; part; quarter: from every corner of the empire.
10. a piece to protect the corner of anything.
adj.
11. situated on or at a corner where two streets meet.
12. made to fit or be used in a corner.
v.t.
13. to furnish with corners.
14. to place in or drive into a corner.
15. to force into an awkward, difficult, or inescapable position.
16. to gain control of (a stock, commodity, etc.).
v.i.
17. (of an automobile) to turn, esp. at a speed relatively high for the angle of the turn involved.
Idioms:
cut corners, to reduce costs or care in execution.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French < Old French corne corner, horn < Latin cornū horn]

corner

A corner is a place where two sides or edges of something meet. You usually say that something is in a corner.

Put the television set in the corner.
Flowers were growing in one corner of the garden.

When two streets meet, you refer to each of the places where their edges meet as a corner. You use on when you are talking about the corner of a street.

There is a hotel on the corner of Main and Brisbane Streets.
We can't have police officers on every corner.

corner


Past participle: cornered
Gerund: cornering

Imperative
corner
corner
Present
I corner
you corner
he/she/it corners
we corner
you corner
they corner
Preterite
I cornered
you cornered
he/she/it cornered
we cornered
you cornered
they cornered
Present Continuous
I am cornering
you are cornering
he/she/it is cornering
we are cornering
you are cornering
they are cornering
Present Perfect
I have cornered
you have cornered
he/she/it has cornered
we have cornered
you have cornered
they have cornered
Past Continuous
I was cornering
you were cornering
he/she/it was cornering
we were cornering
you were cornering
they were cornering
Past Perfect
I had cornered
you had cornered
he/she/it had cornered
we had cornered
you had cornered
they had cornered
Future
I will corner
you will corner
he/she/it will corner
we will corner
you will corner
they will corner
Future Perfect
I will have cornered
you will have cornered
he/she/it will have cornered
we will have cornered
you will have cornered
they will have cornered
Future Continuous
I will be cornering
you will be cornering
he/she/it will be cornering
we will be cornering
you will be cornering
they will be cornering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cornering
you have been cornering
he/she/it has been cornering
we have been cornering
you have been cornering
they have been cornering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cornering
you will have been cornering
he/she/it will have been cornering
we will have been cornering
you will have been cornering
they will have been cornering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cornering
you had been cornering
he/she/it had been cornering
we had been cornering
you had been cornering
they had been cornering
Conditional
I would corner
you would corner
he/she/it would corner
we would corner
you would corner
they would corner
Past Conditional
I would have cornered
you would have cornered
he/she/it would have cornered
we would have cornered
you would have cornered
they would have cornered

corner

Awarded to the non-offending side when a defender sends the ball unintentionally over his or her own goal line. The ball must be hit along the ground from a spot on the goal line within 3 yd (or 5 yd for women) of the corner flag.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corner - a place off to the side of an areacorner - a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
2.corner - the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
3.corner - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
amen corner - area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chimney corner, inglenook - a corner by a fireplace
4.corner - the intersection of two streetscorner - the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
blind corner - a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection, crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another
5.corner - the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
6.corner - a small concavity
pharyngeal recess - a small recess in the wall of the pharynx
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
7.corner - a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
monopoly - (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"
8.corner - a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"
plight, predicament, quandary - a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
9.corner - a projecting part where two sides or edges meet; "he knocked off the corners"
part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
10.corner - a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
11.corner - (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
Verb1.corner - gain control over; "corner the gold market"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
2.corner - force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
3.corner - turn a corner; "the car corners"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

corner

noun
1. angle, joint, crook the corner of a door
2. bend, curve He waited until the man had turned the corner.
3. space, hole, niche, recess, cavity, hideaway, nook, cranny, hide-out, hidey-hole (informal) She hid it away in a corner of her room.
4. region, part, area, sector, district, territory, zone, neighbourhood, sphere, realm, domain, locality, neck of the woods (informal) Buyers came from all corners of the world.
5. tight spot, predicament, tricky situation, spot (informal), hole (informal), hot water (informal), pickle (informal) He appears to have got himself into a tight corner.
verb
1. trap, catch, run to earth, bring to bay The police moved in with tear gas and cornered him.
2. monopolize (usually with market as object) take over, dominate, control, hog (slang), engross, exercise or have a monopoly of This restaurant has cornered the market for specialist paellas.

corner

noun
1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:
Informal: bind, pickle, spot.
2. Exclusive control or possession:
Translations
زَاوِيَةزاويَهضَربَة زاوِيَهناحِيَه، مَكان مُنعَزِليَضَع في زاويَه، يُحاصِر
rohrohový kopvehnat do rohuvjet do zatáčkyzatočit
hjørnehjørnesparkafkrog
angulo
nurkkasoppisopukka
coincorneremplacement promotionnelmonopolisersortie d'angle
לדחוק לפינהלסגור
ugaokut
saroksarokba szorítszöglet
afvikinn staîur, krókur, kimihornhornspyrnakróa aftaka beygjur
모퉁이
daryti ką greičiaudaryti posūkįišsisukti iš bėdosįvarytas į spąstusįvaryti į spąstus
iedzīt stūrī/strupceļāizdarīt pagriezienukaktsnotvertstūra sitiens
kútikvybrať zákrutuzahnať do úzkych
vogalkot
hörna
มุม
köşeköşe vuruşuköşeye sıkıştırmakköşeyi dönmeksakin bir yer
góc

corner

[ˈkɔːnəʳ]
A. N
1. (= angle) [of object] (outer) → ángulo m, esquina f; (inner) → rincón m; [of mouth] → comisura f; [of eye] → rabillo m; (= bend in road) → curva f, recodo m; (where two roads meet) → esquina f
in the corner of the roomen un rincón de la habitación
the corner of a table/pagela esquina de una mesa/página
it's just around the cornerestá a la vuelta de la esquina
prosperity is just around the cornerla prosperidad está a la vuelta de la esquina
to cut a corner (Aut) → tomar una curva muy cerrada
out of the corner of one's eyecon el rabillo del ojo
to go round the cornerdoblar la esquina
to turn the cornerdoblar la esquina (fig) → salir del apuro
a two-cornered fightuna pelea entre dos
to be in a (tight) cornerestar en un aprieto
to cut cornersatajar; (= save money, effort etc) → ahorrar dinero/trabajo
to drive sb into a cornerponer a algn entre la espada y la pared, acorralar a algn
to paint o.s. into a cornerverse acorralado
2. (fig) (= cranny, place) a picturesque corner of Soriaun rincón pintoresco de Soria
in every cornerpor todos los rincones
every corner of Europetodos los rincones de Europa
the four corners of the worldlas cinco partes del mundo
in odd cornersen cualquier rincón
3. (Ftbl) (also corner kick) → córner m, saque m de esquina
4. (Comm) → monopolio m
he made a corner in peanutsse hizo con el monopolio de los cacahuetes, acaparó el mercado de los cacahuetes
B. VT
1. [+ animal, fugitive] → acorralar, arrinconar (fig) [+ person] (= catch to speak to) → abordar, detener
2. (Comm) [+ market] → acaparar
C. VI (Aut) → tomar las curvas
D. CPD corner cupboard Nrinconera f, esquinera f
corner flag N (Ftbl) → banderola f de esquina
corner house Ncasa f que hace esquina
corner kick N (Ftbl) → córner m, saque m de esquina
corner seat Nasiento m del rincón, rinconera f
corner shop, corner store (US) Ntienda f de la esquina, tienda f pequeña del barrio
corner table Nmesa f rinconera

corner

[ˈkɔːrr]
n
[room, box, envelope] → coin m; [street] → coin m, angle m
in a corner of the room → dans un coin de la pièce
the shop on the corner → la boutique au coin de la rue
just round the corner (= very close by) → tout près
He lives just round the corner → Il habite tout près d'ici. (= about to happen) → tout(e) proche
A recession may be just round the corner → La récession est peut-être toute proche.
to be in a corner, to be in a tight corner (= in difficulties) → être dans une situation difficile
to cut corners (fig)prendre des raccourcis
the four corners of the world → les quatre coins de la planète
(= bend) → tournant m, virage m
(FOOTBALL) (also corner kick) → corner m
vt [+ animal] → acculer, mettre au pied du mur; [+ person] → coincer
[+ market] → accaparer
vi [car] → prendre un viragecorner flag n (FOOTBALL)piquet m de coincorner kick n (FOOTBALL)corner mcorner shop n (British)magasin m du coin

corner

n
(generally, Boxing) → Ecke f; (of sheet also)Zipfel m; (of mouth, eye)Winkel m; (= sharp bend in road)Kurve f; (fig: = awkward situation) → Klemme f (inf); at or on the corneran der Ecke; the teacher made him stand in the cornerder Lehrer stellte ihn in die Ecke; it’s just round the corner (= near)es ist gleich um die Ecke; (inf: = about to happen) → das steht kurz bevor; (fig, recovery etc) → das wird bald eintreten; to turn the corner (lit)um die Ecke biegen; we’ve turned the corner now (fig)wir sind jetzt über den Berg; the pages are curling up at the cornersdie Seiten haben Eselsohren; out of the corner of one’s eyeaus dem Augenwinkel (heraus); he always has a cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouther hat immer eine Zigarette im Mundwinkel (hängen); to cut corners (lit)Kurven schneiden; (fig)das Verfahren abkürzen; to drive or force somebody into a corner (fig)jdn in die Enge treiben; to fight one’s corner (esp Brit fig) → für seine Sache kämpfen; to have somebody in one’s corner (fig)jdn auf seiner Seite haben; all four corners of the worldalle vier Winde; he has travelled to all four corners of the worlder hat die ganze Welt bereist; in every corner of Europe/the globe/the housein allen (Ecken und) Winkeln Europas/der Erde/des Hauses; an attractive corner of Britaineine reizvolle Gegend Großbritanniens
(= out-of-the-way place)Winkel m; have you got an odd corner somewhere where I could store my books?hast du irgendwo ein Eckchen or Plätzchen, wo ich meine Bücher lagern könnte?
(Comm: = monopoly) → Monopol nt; to make/have a corner in somethingdas Monopol für or auf etw (acc)erwerben/haben
(Ftbl) → Ecke f, → Eckball m, → Corner m (Aus); to take a cornereine Ecke ausführen
vt
(lit, fig: = trap) → in die Enge treiben
(Comm) the marketmonopolisieren
vi (= take a corner: person) → Kurven/die Kurve nehmen; this car corners welldieses Auto hat eine gute Kurvenlage

corner

in cpdsEck-;
corner cabinet
nEckschrank m
corner chair
nEckstuhl m

corner

:
corner flag
n (Sport) → Eckfahne f
corner hit
n (Hockey) → Eckschlag m

corner

:
corner kick
n (Ftbl) → Eckstoß m
corner post
n (Ftbl) → Eckfahne f
corner seat
n (Rail) → Eckplatz m
corner shop
nLaden man der Ecke
cornerstone
n (lit, fig)Grundstein m, → Eckstein m
corner store
n (US) = corner shop
corner table
nTisch min der Ecke, Ecktisch m
cornerways, cornerwise
advüber Eck, diagonal

corner

[ˈkɔːnəʳ]
1. n
a.angolo; (of table) → spigolo, angolo
it's just around the corner (also) (fig) → è proprio dietro l'angolo (in time) → è molto vicino
to turn the corner (fig) → superare una crisi
in odd corners → nei posti più strani or impensati
the four corners of the world → i quattro angoli del mondo
out of the corner of one's eye → con la coda dell'occhio
to drive sb into a corner (fig) → mettere qn con le spalle al muro
to be in a (tight) corner (fig) → essere nei pasticci or guai
to cut a corner (Aut) → tagliare una curva
to cut corners (fig) → prendere una scorciatoia
b. (Ftbl) (also corner kick) → calcio d'angolo, corner m inv
2. vt
a. (animal) → intrappolare; (fugitive) → mettere in trappola (fig) (person, catch to speak to) → bloccare
b. (Comm) (market) → monopolizzare; (goods) → accaparrare
3. vi (Aut) → curvare, prendere una curva
4. adj (seat, table) → d'angolo

corner

(ˈkoːnə) noun
1. a point where two lines, walls, roads etc meet. the corners of a cube; the corner of the street.
2. a place, usually a small quiet place. a secluded corner.
3. in football, a free kick from the corner of the field. We've been awarded a corner.
verb
1. to force (a person or animal) into a place from which it is difficult to escape. The thief was cornered in an alley.
2. to turn a corner. He cornered on only three wheels; This car corners very well.
ˈcornered adjective
1. having (a given number of) corners. a three-cornered hat.
2. forced into a position from which it is difficult to escape. A cornered animal can be very dangerous.
cut corners
to use less money, effort, time etc when doing something than was thought necessary, often giving a poorer result.
turn the corner
1. to go round a corner.
2. to get past a difficulty or danger. He was very ill but he's turned the corner now.

corner

زَاوِيَة roh hjørne Ecke γωνία esquina nurkka coin ugao angolo 모퉁이 hoek hjørne kąt canto угол hörna มุม köşe góc 角落
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We've got Father and Mother, and each other," said Beth contentedly from her corner.
Her own room was in an obscure corner and when she felt able to work she voluntarily worked among the beds, preferring the labor that could be done when the guests were abroad seeking trade among the merchants of Winesburg.
Damon and the professor having gone home, the young financial secretary took his friend to a quiet corner and asked:
A long scar ran across one cheek and drew the corner of his mouth up in a sinister curl.
Here, also, in summer, various brilliant annuals, such as marigolds, petunias, four-o'clocks, found an indulgent corner in which to unfold their splendors, and were the delight and pride of Aunt Chloe's heart.
The teacher's desk and chair stood on a platform in one corner; there was an uncouth stove, never blackened oftener than once a year, a map of the United States, two blackboards, a ten-quart tin pail of water and long-handled dipper on a corner shelf, and wooden desks and benches for the scholars, who only numbered twenty in Rebecca's time.
She ate a great deal and afterward fell asleep herself, and Mary sat and stared at her and watched her fine bonnet slip on one side until she herself fell asleep once more in the corner of the carriage, lulled by the splashing of the rain against the windows.
A quainter corner than the corner where the Doctor lived, was not to be found in London.
It seemed to be all old nooks and corners; and in every nook and corner there was some queer little table, or cupboard, or bookcase, or seat, or something or other, that made me think there was not such another good corner in the room; until I looked at the next one, and found it equal to it, if not better.
When they reached it they saw in front of them, in the thickest of the trees, a queer little hut, and when they looked into it, there lay the witch, with her head on the threshold of the door, with one foot in one corner and the other in the other corner, and her knees cocked up, almost touching the ceiling.
I was lying among a pile of sleeping silks and furs in the corner of a small room in which were several green warriors, and bending over me was an ancient and ugly female.
Moreau presently came round the corner of the enclosure and greeted me.