Definitions of corner

  1. To drive into some position of difficulty from which there is no escape: corner the market, to buy upstock or property, so as to obtain exclusive control or possession of it.
  2. To place at a disadvantage: to checkmate: also, to create a scarcity of, as of a particular stock or the like, after having obtained command of the supply.
  3. To drive into a corner; make a corner in; secure a monopoly of.
  4. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  5. To create a scarcity by securing the control of the supply; to force into a corner or an untenable position.
  6. the intersection of two streets; " standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
  7. the point where two lines meet or intersect; " the corners of a rectangle"
  8. a place off to the side of an area; " he tripled to the rightfield corner"; " he glanced out of the corner of his eye"
  9. a remote area; " in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
  10. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; " the corners of a cube"
  11. a projecting part that is corner- shaped; " he knocked off the corners"
  12. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; " a corner on the silver market"
  13. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; " his lying got him into a tight corner"
  14. turn a corner; " the car corners"
  15. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  16. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
  17. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
  18. Direction; quarter.
  19. 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.
  20. To drive into a corner.
  21. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. A horn- like projection: the point where two lines meet: a secret or confined place: in speculation, a clique or party formed for the purpose of obtaining possession of the whole or greater part of a particular stock or other species of property, and thus creating a demand for it at high prices.
  25. An angle; angular recess; secret or contined place.
  26. An angle; recess; nook.
  27. A position of embarrassment or difficulty; the securing of a monopoly in the market with control of price.
  28. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle; an enclosed place; a secret or retired place; a clique who unite to buy up stock or the supply of an article in order to raise the price.
  29. The small space at the point where two lines meet; an angle; a small confined part of a larger space; a secret or retired place; the end or limit.
  30. Cornerwise.
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