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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.
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.
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
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.
1. To turn, as at a corner: a truck that corners poorly.
2. To come together or be situated on or at a corner.
1. Located at a street corner: a corner drugstore.
2. Designed for use in a corner: a corner table.
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.]
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(ˈkɔr nərd)

1. having corners (usu. used in combination): a six-cornered room.
2. having a given number of positions; sided (usu. used in combination): a four-cornered debate.
3. forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cornered - forced to turn and face attackerscornered - forced to turn and face attackers; "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal"
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
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ذو زَوايامَحْصور في زاوِيَه
hranatýopatřený rohyvehnaný do rohu
sarokba szorított
zahnaný do úzkych
…köşeliköşeye sıkıştırılmış/kıstırılmış


adjeckig; (fig)in die Ecke getrieben
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(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.
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.
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