Definitions of corner

  1. gain control over; " corner the gold market"
  2. the intersection of two streets; " standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
  3. ( architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
  4. an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; " a piano was in one corner of the room"
  5. the point where two lines meet or intersect; " the corners of a rectangle"
  6. a place off to the side of an area; " he tripled to the rightfield corner"; " he glanced out of the corner of his eye"
  7. a remote area; " in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
  8. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; " the corners of a cube"
  9. a projecting part that is corner- shaped; " he knocked off the corners"
  10. a small concavity
  11. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; " a corner on the silver market"
  12. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  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. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  19. Direction; quarter.
  20. 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.
  21. To drive into a corner.
  22. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. An angle; the point where two lines, sides, or edges meet; a secluded place; a remote point; as, the corners of the earth.
  26. 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.
  27. Cornerwise.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. An angle; angular recess; secret or contined place.
  31. To drive into a corner; make a corner in; secure a monopoly of.
  32. An angle; recess; nook.
  33. A position of embarrassment or difficulty; the securing of a monopoly in the market with control of price.
  34. 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.
  35. To create a scarcity by securing the control of the supply; to force into a corner or an untenable position.
  36. 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.

Usage examples for corner

  1. He had hardly noticed the eyes of the woman who had stopped him at the corner of the Altstrasse; he did not know whether they were the same. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. I think I can pay a visit somewhere or other, and so the day will pass; and you can find some corner to put yourself in. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  3. " I want to stop a moment here on some business," said Mrs. Sandford, as we came to Miss Cardigan's corner would you like to go in with me, Daisy?" – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. We'll put them here in the corner – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  5. Mind how you turn in- the corner is rather sharp. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. After a time Grahame strolled out from the front of the hotel, and looked round as he turned a corner – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. She sat down in a corner – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. What a hot, happy corner to lie in all day with a book! –  by
  9. You didn't; you got a corner lot with it. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  10. But Oliver and Dolly had no eyes but for Tony, and they hurried on to the corner where he was lying. – Alone In London by Hesba Stretton
  11. During all this time the young lady had not spoken, but as the two disappeared around the corner of the house I heard her voice. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  12. I see; here's the name in the corner – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  13. He looked round, and in one corner he saw a big bed. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  14. Now then, if I was you, I'd buy that corner lot and clear away the old house, and I'd build my dining- room right there. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  15. But around the corner is a door. – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  16. He stood for a moment on the corner then came back. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  17. Out of the corner of his eyes Craig saw something coming across the sea. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  18. In the end Steggles stopped at a corner and gave a note to a small boy who was playing near. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  19. Mrs. Meyer cast a significant glance at the girl out of the corner of her eye, allowed herself to be lifted up into the cart; the whip cracked, and off they went. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  20. It turned a corner close by the marquis's room. – Malcolm by George MacDonald