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. Grain, as wheat, barley, etc.; in the United States, maize or Indian corn.
  21. To preserve in salt; as, to corn beef.
  22. A horny outgrowth on the toe, or foot, due to friction or pressure.
  23. 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.
  24. To sprinkle with salt in grains.
  25. Horn: a hard horny excrescence on the toe or foot.
  26. Grain of any kind; maize; horny excrescence upon the foot.
  27. To sprinkle with salt.
  28. To preserve in salt or in brine.
  29. The edible seeds of cereal plants; in England, wheat, barley, rye, and oats collectively; in America, maize, or Indian corn.
  30. A horny thickening of the cuticle, common on the feet.
  31. A grain; the grain of cereals; maize; the plants which yield grain; a small hard particle.
  32. A hard excrescence or induration of the skin on the toes or some part of the feet.
  33. To preserve and season with salt, as corned beef; to granulate; to feed a horse with oats.
  34. A single seed or grain of one of the edible plants; grain of all kinds- applied to wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, & c.
  35. To cure meat with salt in grains.
  36. A horny excrescence on a toe or some other part of the foot, very troublesome and painful.

Usage examples for corn

  1. 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
  2. Crow and corn, Uncle Remus? – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. Corn is used, but not by itself. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  4. They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  5. But when he tried to pick up the corn he had trouble. – Bully and Bawly No-Tail by Howard R. Garis
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Mrs. W. G. Neighbors is suffering with a rising corn on her foot. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  9. He wanted me to come close to see the corn. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The stream which ground the county's corn was at their feet. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  14. I half rose, and would have shaken his tidings out of him like corn out of a bag. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  15. 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
  16. The girl was without her bag of corn. – A Cumberland Vendetta by John Fox, Jr.
  17. He was thinking only of the supper of corn that he was going to have. – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey