kitty-corner


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cat·er-cor·nered

 (kăt′ər-kôr′nərd, kăt′ē-) also cat·er-cor·ner (-nər) or cat·ty-cor·nered or cat·ty-cor·ner (kăt′ē-) or kit·ty-cor·nered or kit·ty-cor·ner (kĭt′ē-)
adj.
Diagonal.
adv.
In a diagonal position.

[From obsolete cater, four at dice, from Middle English, from Old French catre, four, from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

kit·ty-cor·nered

 (kĭt′ē-kôr′nərd) or kit·ty-cor·ner (-nər)
adj. & adv.
Variants of cater-cornered.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kitty-corner - slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line; "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
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They argued against Hitchcock's contention that the building was appropriately sized because it would be about as tall as the Geneva Place apartment building kitty-corner; the speakers said Geneva Place is too tall.
The apartments are kitty-corner across France Avenue South from the Galleria Edina shopping mall.
At that time, 10 Barrel kitty-corner to the garage was just an empty shell of a building, left vacant years earlier, with a horrific tan paint job.
to a distance of 300 feet or one city block, whichever distance is greater, beyond the school property." At trial, the state introduced a map and testimony demonstrating that the drug sale had occurred at appellant's home, which was located on a city block that is diagonal, or kitty-corner, to school property.
Where I work, the newest Joe sits kitty-corner from a Juice Press and down the block from a gym with its own fresh juice bar.
HELENA got out of the cab at the south entrance to Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava, waited for the driver to turn tail and race back toward the border (Hungarian taxis were not welcome in Slovakia), bought a coffee at a cafe kitty-corner to the renovated National Theatre, then strolled along the pedestrian walkway, stopping now and then to look at the metal sculptures of people sitting on the benches or rising out of the pavement.
After years of planning and traveling to gyms across the country, Hudson picked a site kitty-corner from the Crux Rock gym at the Third Avenue-Lawrence Street intersection, also the location of Eugene's REI store.
The two largest paintings, positioned kitty-corner in the gallery's cavernous west room, were knockouts of different varieties.
Kitty-corner to the site of what will be a new Baptist Health hospital along Interstate 40, Lewis Crossing has already lined up several tenants to move in.
at 1660 Globe Way in Balboa Park (kitty-corner to the Spanish Village Art Center).
The Anjum family happened to be living close to Montefiore, which was uniquely equipped with a state-of-the-art paediatric transplant unit kitty-corner to the Montefiore Einstein Centre for Transplantation.
After a few rounds, the mixed dance club LaCage (lacagemke.com), kitty-corner to Walker's, is perfect for late-night dancing.