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Definitions of corner

  1.   An angle; the point where two lines, sides, or edges meet; a secluded place; a remote point; as, the corners of the earth.
  2.   ( architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
  3.   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.
  4.   A position of embarrassment or difficulty; the securing of a monopoly in the market with control of price.
  5.   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.
  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.   To drive into a corner.
  8.   gain control over; " corner the gold market"
  9.   the point where two lines meet or intersect; " the corners of a rectangle"
  10.   a remote area; " in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
  11.   An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
  12.   an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; " a piano was in one corner of the room"
  13.   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.
  14.   a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; " a corner on the silver market"
  15.   Direction; quarter.
  16.   An angle; angular recess; secret or contined place.
  17.   turn a corner; " the car corners"
  18.   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.
  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.   a small concavity
  21.   force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  22.   A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  23.   An angle; recess; nook.
  24.   Cornerwise.
  25.   The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  26.   a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; " his lying got him into a tight corner"
  27.   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.
  28.   To create a scarcity by securing the control of the supply; to force into a corner or an untenable position.
  29.   The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
  30.   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.
  31.   a projecting part that is corner- shaped; " he knocked off the corners"
  32.   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.
  33.   To drive into a corner; make a corner in; secure a monopoly of.
  34.   To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  35.   the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; " the corners of a cube"
  36.   the intersection of two streets; " standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"

Quotes of corner

  1. When you are in a good position you are sure to drive well and to be very concentrated in each corner – Jean Alesi
  2. Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution. – Chris Christie
  3. Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. – Frank Howard Clark
  4. Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room. – Alan Coren
  5. As witnesses that the things were not done in a corner – Thomas Harrison
  6. I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me. – Alan Ladd
  7. No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price. – Orison Swett Marden
  8. When I'm out with a group I hide in the corner and get legless. I just make sure my friends shield me. – Samantha Mumba
  9. Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. – Enid Nemy
  10. Most of life is routine- dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. – Ben Nicholas
  11. Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can't make a healthy choice. – Michelle Obama
  12. Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world- the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe. – George E. Pataki
  13. I want my world to get bigger and not end up in a small corner – Sarah Polley
  14. The first time I met Ray, I was going to school around the corner from his house. One day, he was playing the piano. I eased up on the porch to listen to him. – Billy Preston
  15. But I hope that you walk around the corner and you get very surprised. – Miranda Richardson

Usage examples for corner

  1. He looked round, and in one corner he saw a big bed. ” – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  2. 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
  3. “ 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
  4. “ 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
  5. “ I see; here's the name in the corner – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  6. What a hot, happy corner to lie in all day with a book! ” –  by
  7. Out of the corner of his eyes Craig saw something coming across the sea. ” – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  8. You didn't; you got a corner lot with it. ” – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  9. We'll put them here in the corner – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  10. 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
  11. But around the corner is a door. ” – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Mind how you turn in- the corner is rather sharp. ” – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. “ " 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
  16. 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
  17. It turned a corner close by the marquis's room. ” – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  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. He stood for a moment on the corner then came back. ” – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  20. She sat down in a corner – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald

Idioms for corner