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  1. cor·ner
    IPA[ˈkôrnər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet:

      Jan sat at one corner of the table
    • 2. an area inside a room, box, or square-shaped space, near the place where two or more edges or surfaces meet:

      he drove the ball into the corner of the net
    • 3. a place where two streets meet:

      an apartment on the corner of 199th Street and Amsterdam Avenue the corner house
    • 4. a difficult or awkward situation:

      he found himself backed into a corner
    • 5. first or third base on a baseball diamond:

      two outs, with runners on the corners
    • 6. a sharp bend in a road:

      serious racers want a car that is fast going into and out of the corners
    • 7. a part, region, or area, especially one regarded as secluded or remote:

      they descended on the college from all corners of the world his wisdom was disseminated to the four corners of the earth she couldn't bear journalists prying into every corner of her life
    • 8. a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular commodity.

    • 9. short for corner kick

    • 10. each of the diagonally opposite ends of the ring, where a contestant rests between rounds.

    • 11. a contestant's supporters or seconds:

      Hodkinson was encouraged by his corner
    • 12. each of the two parallel sides of home plate, which are perceived as defining the vertical edges of the strike zone.

    verb

    • 1. force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape:

      the man was eventually cornered by police dogs
      Synonym : drive into a corner, run to earth, run to ground, bring to bay, cut off, block off, trap, hem in, shut in, pen in, close in, enclose, surround, capture, catch, waylay, ambush, ambuscade
    • 2. detain (someone) in conversation, typically against their will:

      I managed to corner Gary for fifteen minutes
    • 3. control (a market) by dominating the supply of a particular commodity:

      whether they will corner the market in graphics software remains to be seen
      Synonym : gain control of, gain dominance of, take over, control, dominate, monopolize, capture, hog, sew up, engross
    • 4. establish a corner in (a commodity):

      you cornered vanadium and made a killing
    • 5. (of a vehicle or driver) go around a bend in a road:

      no squeal is evident from the tires when cornering fast
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: corner, plural noun: corners

    • v.: verb: corner, 3rd person present: corners, gerund or present participle: cornering, past tense: cornered, past participle: cornered

    • noun

      a place or angle where two sides or edges meet:

      the area inside a room or other space near the place where two walls or other surfaces meet:

    • verb

      force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape:

      detain (someone) in conversation:

    • adjective

      having a specified number of places or angles where the edges or sides meet:

      having a specified number of parties involved:

    • adjective

      having a specified number of corners:

      having a specified number of parties involved:

    • noun

      (in some Protestant churches) seats, usually near the preacher, occupied by those who lead responses from the congregation.

      a group of people that give unwavering support.

    • adverb

      diagonally opposite someone or something:
    • adjective

      situated diagonally opposite someone or something:
    • noun

      either of the two corners of a boxing ring not used by the boxers and their handlers between rounds.
    • noun

      a place kick taken by the attacking side from a corner of the field after the ball has been sent over the end line outside the goal by a defender:
    • noun

      a small store selling groceries and a limited range of household goods in a mainly residential area:
    • part of Westminster Abbey in London where several poets are buried or commemorated.
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