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Noun: corner  kor-nu(r)
  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";
    - nook
     
  4. The intersection of two streets
    "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by";
    - street corner, turning point
     
  5. The point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
    "the corners of a cube"
     
  6. A small concavity
    - recess, recession, niche
     
  7. A temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
    "a corner on the silver market"
     
  8. A predicament from which a skilful or graceful escape is impossible
    "his lying got him into a tight 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
    - quoin
     
  12. A free kick from the corner awarded to the other side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line
    - corner kick
Verb: corner  kor-nu(r)
  1. Gain control over
    "corner the gold market"
     
  2. Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
    - tree [N. Amer]
     
  3. Turn a corner or drive around a curve
    "the car corners"

Derived forms: cornered, cornering, corners

Type of: area, carrefour, channelise [Brit], channelize, command, concave shape, concavity, construction, control, country, crossing, crossroad, crossway, direct, free kick, guide, head, incurvation, incurvature, intersection, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], monopoly, part, piece, plight, point, predicament, quandary, steer, structure, turn

Part of: building, edifice

Encyclopedia: Corner, Al