Definition and Meanings for corner

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Corner is ranked 13,501 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of corner

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of corner

of. corniere, cornier, ll. cornerium, corneria, fr. l. cornu horn, end, point. see horn

Meaning of corner


as noun

  • the point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  • the space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
  • an edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
  • a secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  • direction; quarter.
  • 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.

as noun

  • 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.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to drive into a corner.
  • to drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  • 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.
  • No antonyms for corner

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