Definitions of corn

  1. a hard thickening of the skin ( especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill- fitting shoes
  2. feed with corn, as of cattle
  3. ears of corn grown for human food
  4. distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
  5. annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
  6. tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre- Columbian times
  7. the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
  8. preserve with salt; " corned beef"
  9. something sentimental or trite; " that movie was pure corn"
  10. whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
  11. feed ( cattle) with corn
  12. A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
  13. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
  14. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
  15. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
  16. A small, hard particle; a grain.
  17. To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
  18. To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
  19. To feed with corn or ( in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
  20. To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
  21. A species of tall cereal grass, Zea mays, grown for its seed and used as food and animal fodder. It is also called maize or Indian corn. It is a plant of the genus Zea of the family Gramineae ( Poaceae), originating in the Americas.
  22. Grain, as wheat, barley, etc.; in the United States, maize or Indian corn.
  23. To preserve in salt; as, to corn beef.
  24. A horny outgrowth on the toe, or foot, due to friction or pressure.
  25. 1. Clavus ( 1). 2. A small swelling between the bars of a horse's foot and the wall of the heel, occurring in the fore feet alone, generally on the inside heel.
  26. 1. Any kind of grain; specifically, in America, Indian corn or maize. 2. A single grain of wheat, maize, or any cereal.
  27. Cutaneous induration on top of toe.
  28. A grain or kernel: seeds that grow in ears, as wheat, rye, etc.: grain of all kinds. In U. S., applied to Indian corn or maize, only.
  29. To sprinkle with salt in grains.
  30. Horn: a hard horny excrescence on the toe or foot.
  31. Grain of any kind; maize; horny excrescence upon the foot.
  32. To sprinkle with salt.
  33. To preserve in salt or in brine.
  34. The edible seeds of cereal plants; in England, wheat, barley, rye, and oats collectively; in America, maize, or Indian corn.
  35. A horny thickening of the cuticle, common on the feet.
  36. A grain; the grain of cereals; maize; the plants which yield grain; a small hard particle.
  37. A hard excrescence or induration of the skin on the toes or some part of the feet.
  38. To preserve and season with salt, as corned beef; to granulate; to feed a horse with oats.
  39. A single seed or grain of one of the edible plants; grain of all kinds- applied to wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, & c.
  40. To cure meat with salt in grains.
  41. A horny excrescence on a toe or some other part of the foot, very troublesome and painful.

Quotes of corn

  1. The first movie I saw- and I don't know if it influenced me- was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards. – Roberto Benigni
  2. The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter. – John Bright
  3. Corn ethanol can help in the short term, but it has serious limitations, and none of this is going to work if we don't dramatically improve the efficiency of our cars and trucks. – David Friedman
  4. If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing, and count the number of quarters of seed, and you shall know the return of seed, and what ought to be over. – Robert Grosseteste
  5. The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much money every day in the season, without calves and lambs, and without the manure, which all return corn and fruit. – Robert Grosseteste
  6. Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans- which the corn laws in a great measure do- and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries. – Joseph Hume
  7. We should increase our development of alternative fuels, taking advantage of renewable resources, like using corn and sugar to produce ethanol or soybeans to produce biodiesel. – Bobby Jindal
  8. I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them. – Barbara McClintock
  9. In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel- it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn – Michael Pollan
  10. In corn I think I've found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast -food meal, a McDonald's meal, virtually all the carbon in it- and what we eat is mostly carbon- comes from corn – Michael Pollan
  11. It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the top compared to the sides, so the air would not take the easiest route and not evenly dry the stored corn – Orville Redenbacher
  12. The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle. – Orville Redenbacher
  13. I'll give you an example. Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread, he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he knows how to lay and build track. – Marc Singer
  14. The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land. – Joanna Southcott
  15. I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature- the very thought of it drives me mad. – Andrew Wyeth

Usage examples for corn

  1. As soon as Bunny was in the tent he shouted, much louder than he need have done: " Oh, Sue, we saw Indians having a roast corn dance, and to- morrow night we're going to have one too!" – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  2. And may I live with you and be safe from my sister, who is a witch, and has iron teeth, and grows like a seed of corn – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  3. Corn is used, but not by itself. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  4. He wanted me to come close to see the corn – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  5. He had gone down before the subtle temptations of Madaura like corn before the scythe. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  6. But when he tried to pick up the corn he had trouble. – Bully and Bawly No-Tail by Howard R. Garis
  7. The girl was without her bag of corn – A Cumberland Vendetta by John Fox, Jr.
  8. It's good of you to think of that sweet corn Mr. Ballard. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. Corn fields on all sides, trees laden with fruit, the skirt of the woods in the background- and then this magnificent view! – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  10. I've heerd him a- shootin' at a tree every day for a month up thar above his corn field. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  11. They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  12. We each carried a bag of Indian corn and several boys who accompanied us also carried bags of corn – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  13. He was thinking only of the supper of corn that he was going to have. – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey
  14. How the corn finds room to grow is a miracle. – Cornwall by G. E. Mitton
  15. The stream which ground the county's corn was at their feet. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  16. About noon people returned with the rice and corn but not quite sufficient for one day. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  17. Crow and corn Uncle Remus? – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  18. And when he turned to the upper part of the path, this Tehutinekht said, " Is my corn to serve as a road for thee, O peasant?" – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  19. I half rose, and would have shaken his tidings out of him like corn out of a bag. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  20. Mrs. W. G. Neighbors is suffering with a rising corn on her foot. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy

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