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NOUN (11)

1. a place off to the side of an area;
- Example: "he tripled to the rightfield corner"
- Example: "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"

2. the point where two lines meet or intersect;
- Example: "the corners of a rectangle"

3. an interior angle formed by two meeting walls;
- Example: "a piano was in one corner of the room"
[syn: corner, nook]

4. the intersection of two streets;
- Example: "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
[syn: corner, street corner, turning point]

5. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect;
- Example: "the corners of a cube"

6. a small concavity;
[syn: recess, recession, niche, corner]

7. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade;
- Example: "a corner on the silver market"

8. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible;
- Example: "his lying got him into a tight corner"
[syn: corner, box]

9. a projecting part where two sides or edges meet;
- Example: "he knocked off the corners"

10. a remote area;
- Example: "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"

11. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone;
[syn: corner, quoin]


VERB (3)

1. gain control over;
- Example: "corner the gold market"

2. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape;
[syn: corner, tree]

3. turn a corner;
- Example: "the car corners"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corner \Cor"ner\ (k?r"n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See Horn.] 1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal. [1913 Webster] 2. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner. [1913 Webster] 3. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part. [1913 Webster] From the four corners of the earth they come. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook. [1913 Webster] This thing was not done in a corner. --Acts xxvi. 26. [1913 Webster] 5. Direction; quarter. [1913 Webster] Sits the wind in that corner! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock. [Broker's Cant] [1913 Webster] Corner stone, the stone which lies at the corner of two walls, and unites them; the principal stone; especially, the stone which forms the corner of the foundation of an edifice; hence, that which is fundamental importance or indispensable. "A prince who regarded uniformity of faith as the corner stone of his government." --Prescott. Corner tooth, one of the four teeth which come in a horse's mouth at the age of four years and a half, one on each side of the upper and of the lower jaw, between the middle teeth and the tushes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corner \Cor"ner\, n. (Association Football) [More fully corner kick.] A free kick from close to the nearest corner flag post, allowed to the opposite side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corner \Cor"ner\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cornered (-n?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cornering.] 1. To drive into a corner. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument. [1913 Webster] 3. To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

corner n 1: a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean" 2: the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle" 3: an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room" [syn: corner, nook] 4: the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by" [syn: corner, street corner, turning point] 5: the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube" 6: a small concavity [syn: recess, recession, niche, corner] 7: a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market" 8: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner" [syn: corner, box] 9: a projecting part where two sides or edges meet; "he knocked off the corners" 10: a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery" 11: (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone [syn: corner, quoin] v 1: gain control over; "corner the gold market" 2: force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape [syn: corner, tree] 3: turn a corner; "the car corners"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

195 Moby Thesaurus words for "corner": L, a corner on, aberrancy, aberration, absorb, alcove, angle, apex, asylum, bay, bear raid, bend, bias, bifurcation, bight, blind alley, bolt-hole, bother, bottle up, box, branching off, bull raid, buy, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit, buy up, cache, cant, capture, carrel, catch, chevron, circuitousness, coin, collar, complete a purchase, concealment, corner in, cornering, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crank, cranny, crook, crotchet, cubby, cubbyhole, cubicle, cul-de-sac, curve, dark corner, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock, declination, deflection, den, departure, detour, deviance, deviancy, deviation, deviousness, digression, dilemma, discursion, disturb, divagation, divarication, divergence, diversion, dogleg, double, double a point, drift, drifting, dugout, elbow, ell, engross, engrossment, errantry, exclusive possession, excursion, excursus, exorbitation, extremity, fix, forestall, forestallment, fork, foxhole, funk hole, furcation, go around, hairpin, halt, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hog, hole, hook, impasse, indirection, inflection, inglenook, jam, knee, lair, make a buy, manipulation, monopolization, monopolize, monopoly, nab, niche, nook, obliquity, oriel, pererration, pickle, pitchhole, plight, point, procure, purchase, put out, quoin, raid, rambling, rebuy, recess, recession, refuge, regrate, repurchase, retreat, rigging, roomlet, round, round a bend, round a corner, round a point, sanctuary, scrape, secret place, seize, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, skew, slant, snuggery, stalemate, stand, standstill, stash, stop, straying, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, take it all, tie up, trap, tree, trouble, turn, turn a corner, turning, twist, undercovert, variation, veer, vertex, wandering, warp, wash sale, washing, yaw, zag, zig, zigzag
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Corner The angle of a house (Job 1:19) or a street (Prov. 7:8). "Corners" in Neh. 9:22 denotes the various districts of the promised land allotted to the Israelites. In Num. 24:17, the "corners of Moab" denotes the whole land of Moab. The "corner of a field" (Lev. 19:9; 23:22) is its extreme part, which was not to be reaped. The Jews were prohibited from cutting the "corners," i.e., the extremities, of the hair and whiskers running round the ears (Lev. 19:27; 21:5). The "four corners of the earth" in Isa. 11:12 and Ezek. 7:2 denotes the whole land. The "corners of the streets" mentioned in Matt. 6:5 means the angles where streets meet so as to form a square or place of public resort. The corner gate of Jerusalem (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chr. 26:9) was on the north-west side of the city. Corner-stone (Job 38:6; Isa. 28:16), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The "head of the corner" (Ps. 118:22, 23) denotes the coping, the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank and importance (Isa. 28:16). It is applied to our Lord, who was set in highest honour (Matt. 21:42). He is also styled "the chief corner stone" (Eph. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:6-8). When Zechariah (10:4), speaking of Judah, says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner stone." (See TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S T0003612.)