Noun: corner kor-nu(r)
Verb: corner kor-nu(r)
- A place off to the side of an area
"he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
- The point where two lines meet or intersect
"the corners of a rectangle"
- An interior angle formed by two meeting walls
"a piano was in one corner of the room";
- The intersection of two streets
"standing on the corner watching all the girls go by";
- street corner, turning point
- The point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
"the corners of a cube"
- A small concavity
- recess, recession, niche
- A temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
"a corner on the silver market"
- A predicament from which a skilful or graceful escape is impossible
"his lying got him into a tight corner";
- A projecting part where two sides or edges meet
"he knocked off the corners"
- A remote area
"in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
- (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
- 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
- Gain control over
"corner the gold market"
- Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
- tree [N. Amer]
- Turn a corner or drive around a curve
"the car corners"
Derived forms: cornering, corners, cornered
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