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corral

an enclosure for livestock
Not to be confused with:
choral – sung by or adapted for a chorus or choir
chorale – harmonized hymn; a chorus or choir
coral – hard, rocklike structures formed by marine coelenterates; yellowish red
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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Translations

corral

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

[kəˈrɑːl] ncorral m
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corral

nKorral m
vt cattlein den Korral treiben
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corral

[kɒˈrɑːl] nrecinto
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References in classic literature ?
"It is no use to try to get back to camp to- night," said Tom, when the last of the pack and saddle animals had been corralled. "It is getting late and there is no telling the condition of the trail.
As I approached the purlieus of the inhabited portion of the city I was made aware of the proximity of the warriors' quarters by the squealing and grunting of the thoats and zitidars corralled within the hollow courtyards formed by the buildings surrounding each square.
Our investigation indicates another scenario, with evidence of a plague epizootic at a fixed site where camels were corralled. Russian investigators have proposed several methods of natural infection of camels: bites from rodent fleas, mechanical transmission from ticks, eating feed contaminated with excreta of infected rodents, and eating dead rodents along with their feed (6).