corner

corner [kôr′nər]
n.
[ME < OFr corniere < ML cornerium < L cornu, projecting point, HORN]
1. the point or place where lines or surfaces join and form an angle
2. the area or space within the angle formed at the joining of lines or surfaces [the corner of a room]
3. the area at the tip of any of the angles formed at a street intersection
4. something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
5. a remote, secret, or secluded place [look in every nook and corner]
6. region; quarter; part [every corner of America]
7. an awkward position from which escape is difficult [driven into a corner ]
8. a monopoly acquired on a stock or a commodity so as to be able to raise the price
vt.
1. to drive or force into a corner or awkward position, so that escape is difficult
2. to get a monopoly on (a stock or commodity)
vi.
1. to meet at or abut (on) a corner: said of land, buildings, etc.
2. to turn corners: said of a vehicle [this car corners easily]
adj.
1. at or on a corner [a corner store]
2. used in a corner [a corner table]
SYN.- MONOPOLY
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around the corner
in the immediate vicinity or future
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☆ cut corners
1. to take a direct route by going across corners
2. to cut down expenses, time, labor, etc.
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the four corners of the earth or the corners of the earth
the farthest parts of the earth
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turn the corner
to get safely past the critical point

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • corner — 1. (kor né) v. n. 1°   Sonner du cornet, d une corne ou d une trompe. Le vacher a corné dès le matin. 2°   Parler dans un cornet pour se faire entendre au loin ou pour se faire entendre à un sourd. •   Il continue et corne à toute outrance :… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Corner — Cor ner (k?r n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See {Horn}.] 1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal. [1913 Webster] 2. The space in the angle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corner — ist die englische Bezeichnung für Ecke in Österreich und der Schweiz die Bezeichnung für einen Eckstoß der venezianische Name der italienischen Adelsfamilie Cornaro im Börsenhandel die Bezeichnung für eine Form der Marktmanipulation, siehe Corner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • corner — Corner. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le Vacher a corné dés le matin. j ay entendu corner dans les bois. On dit par derision d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, qu Il ne fait que corner. On dit quelquefois d une personne qui publie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • corner — CORNER. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le vacher a corné dès le matin. J ai entendu corner dans les bois. f♛/b] On dit par dérision, d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, ou qui en importune les voisins, qu Il ne fait que corner.[b]Corner,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • corner — cor‧ner [ˈkɔːnə ǁ ˈkɔːrnər] verb corner the market COMMERCE to gain control of the whole supply of a particular type of goods or services: • Singapore has made significant efforts to corner the market in this type of specialised service company.… …   Financial and business terms

  • corner — ► NOUN 1) a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet. 2) a place where two streets meet. 3) a secluded or remote region or area. 4) a difficult or awkward position. 5) a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular… …   English terms dictionary

  • Corner — Cor ner, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cornered} ( n?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cornering}.] 1. To drive into a corner. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corner — late 13c., from Anglo Fr. cornere (O.Fr. corniere), from O.Fr. corne horn, corner, from V.L. *corna, from L. cornua, pl. of cornu projecting point, end, horn (see HORN (Cf. horn)). Replaced O.E. hyrne. As an adj., from 1530s. The verb (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • corner — [n1] angle bend, branch, cloverleaf, crook, crossing, edge, fork, intersection, joint, junction, projection, ridge, rim, shift, V*, veer, Y*; concepts 436,484,513 corner [n2] niche angle, cavity, compartment, cranny, hideaway, hide out, hole,… …   New thesaurus

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