corral


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cor·ral

 (kə-răl′)
n.
1. An enclosure for confining livestock.
2. An enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment.
tr.v. cor·ralled, cor·ral·ling, cor·rals
1. To drive into and hold in a corral.
2. To arrange (wagons) in a corral.
3. To take control or possession of.
4. To gather; garner: "difficult for congressional leadership to corral a majority of votes" (Don J. Pease).

[Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts, from Latin currus, cart, from currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

corral

(kɒˈrɑːl)
n
1. (Agriculture) chiefly US and Canadian an enclosure for confining cattle or horses
2. (Historical Terms) chiefly US (formerly) a defensive enclosure formed by a ring of covered wagons
vb (tr) , -rals, -ralling or -ralled
3. (Agriculture) to drive into and confine in or as in a corral
4. informal to capture
[C16: from Spanish, from Vulgar Latin currāle (unattested) area for vehicles, from Latin currus wagon, from currere to run]

cor•ral

(kəˈræl)

n., v. -ralled, -ral•ling. n.
1. an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
2. a circular enclosure of wagons, formed for defense against attack.
v.t.
3. to confine in or as if in a corral.
4. Informal.
a. to seize; capture.
b. to collect or garner: to corral votes.
5. to form (wagons) into a corral.
[1575–85; < Sp < Vulgar Latin *currāle enclosure for carts = Latin curr(us) wagon, cart]

corral


Past participle: corralled
Gerund: corralling

Imperative
corral
corral
Present
I corral
you corral
he/she/it corrals
we corral
you corral
they corral
Preterite
I corralled
you corralled
he/she/it corralled
we corralled
you corralled
they corralled
Present Continuous
I am corralling
you are corralling
he/she/it is corralling
we are corralling
you are corralling
they are corralling
Present Perfect
I have corralled
you have corralled
he/she/it has corralled
we have corralled
you have corralled
they have corralled
Past Continuous
I was corralling
you were corralling
he/she/it was corralling
we were corralling
you were corralling
they were corralling
Past Perfect
I had corralled
you had corralled
he/she/it had corralled
we had corralled
you had corralled
they had corralled
Future
I will corral
you will corral
he/she/it will corral
we will corral
you will corral
they will corral
Future Perfect
I will have corralled
you will have corralled
he/she/it will have corralled
we will have corralled
you will have corralled
they will have corralled
Future Continuous
I will be corralling
you will be corralling
he/she/it will be corralling
we will be corralling
you will be corralling
they will be corralling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corralling
you have been corralling
he/she/it has been corralling
we have been corralling
you have been corralling
they have been corralling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corralling
you will have been corralling
he/she/it will have been corralling
we will have been corralling
you will have been corralling
they will have been corralling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corralling
you had been corralling
he/she/it had been corralling
we had been corralling
you had been corralling
they had been corralling
Conditional
I would corral
you would corral
he/she/it would corral
we would corral
you would corral
they would corral
Past Conditional
I would have corralled
you would have corralled
he/she/it would have corralled
we would have corralled
you would have corralled
they would have corralled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corral - a pen for cattlecorral - a pen for cattle      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
Verb1.corral - enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
2.corral - arrange wagons so that they form a corral
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
3.corral - collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
collect, compile, accumulate, amass, roll up, hoard, pile up - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

corral

(U.S. & Canad.)
noun
1. enclosure, yard, pen, confine, coop, fold As we neared the corral, the horses pranced and whinnied.
verb
1. enclose, confine, cage, fence in, impound, pen in, coop up The men were corralled into a hastily constructed concentration camp.
Translations

corral

[kəˈrɑːl] (US)
A. Ncorral m
B. VTacorralar

corral

[kəˈrɑːl] ncorral m

corral

nKorral m
vt cattlein den Korral treiben

corral

[kɒˈrɑːl] nrecinto
References in classic literature ?
General Rosas is also a perfect horseman -- an accomplishment of no small consequence In a country where an assembled army elected its general by the following trial: A troop of unbroken horses being driven into a corral, were let out through a gateway, above which was a cross-bar: it was agreed whoever should drop from the bar on one of these wild animals, as it rushed out, and should be able, without saddle or bridle, not only to ride it, but also to bring it back to the door of the corral, should be their general.
He had a little room for strangers, and a small corral for the horses, all made of sticks and reeds; he had also dug a ditch round his house as a defence in case of being attacked.
1] The corral is an enclosure made of tall and strong stakes.
There was no water in the bared and burning bars of the river to reflect the vertical sun, but under its direct rays one or two tinned roofs and corrugated zinc cabins struck fire, a few canvas tents became dazzling to the eye, and the white wooded corral of the stage office and hotel insupportable.
We used to catch them and put them up in the corral, and they developed great cunning.
Hanson heard and wondered how the animal had gotten from the corral, for it was evident that he was already in the garden.
The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile from the house, and the way to it led up a shallow draw past the cattle corral.
I showed up money enough, in a careless way, to corral the shopkeeper's respect, and then I wrote down a list of the things I wanted, and handed it to him to see if he could read it.
Jane Clayton saw the raiders lead the horses from the corral, and drive the herds in from the fields.
Sadie,' he said, 'if you don't promise to marry me to-morrow, I'll shoot myself to-night right back of the corral.
At the threshold of the dark interior the frightened things halted fearfully, and then as von Horn urged them on from behind with his cruel whip they milled as cattle at the entrance to a strange corral.
Gone were the thatched huts of his sturdy retainers, empty the fields, the pastures, and corrals.