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Corner

Corner appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Polish it in the corner.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun corner:

imaginative writing75.58%informational writing24.42%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun corner:

nookrecessrecessioncornerbox

The word corner is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun corner

What does corner mean as a name of something?

Corner is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: corners

  1. a place off to the side of an area
    • examples: he tripled to the rightfield corner | the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: area / country = a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary
  2. the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • example: the corners of a rectangle
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
    • more specific word: canthus = either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
  3. an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
    • example: a piano was in one corner of the room
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of corner: nook
    • more generic word: area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  4. the intersection of two streets
  5. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
    • example: the corners of a cube
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
  6. a small concavity
  7. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
    • example: a corner on the silver market
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: monopoly = a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller
  8. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
    • example: his lying got him into a tight corner
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of corner: box
    • more generic words: plight / predicament / quandary = a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
  9. a projecting part where two sides or edges meet
    • example: he knocked off the corners
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: part / piece = a portion of a natural object
  10. a remote area
    • example: in many corners of the world they still practice slavery
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: area / country = a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary
  11. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

Alternative definition of the noun corner

noun

  1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  2. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
  3. The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
  4. An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
  5. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
  6. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  7. [business, finance] A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
  8. [baseball] One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
  9. [baseball] first base or third base.
  10. [football] A corner kick.
  11. [mathematics] A point on the curve of a locally continuous function corresponding to a domain point x at which the derivative is undefined but such that there exist two open intervals (a, x) and (x, b) over which the function is differentiable and from which derive distinct limit values for the derivative at x.

Specialised definition of the noun corner

Glossary of sports

the part of the playing field or surface where two boundaries meet (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a free kick or shot from a corner of the field, given to the attacking team when a defending player plays the ball over the goal line (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in some sports, the restarting of the game by means of a hit, stroke, kick or throw by an attacking player, when a player of the defending team has played the ball across his own goal line and thereby interrupted the game. In soccer a goal can be scored directly from a corner, in hockey, handball and water polo this is not permitted. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / basketball

an area near the intersection of baseline and sideline

Glossary of sports / boxing

any of the four parts of a ring where the ropes are attached to the posts, especially the two where the competitors rest between rounds (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

one of the four corners of the boxing ring. One is assigned to each boxer, and it is that corner where he sits, assisted by his seconds, in the intervals between rounds. The other two corners are called the neutral corners

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

an area of the rink near one of the four rounded sections where the sideboards and endboards meet

Glossary of sports / soccer

a kick awarded to the attacking team at one of the four corners of the pitch as a result of a defending player putting the ball out of play beyond the goal line

Glossary of sports / wrestling

any of the four parts of a ring where the ropes are attached to the posts, especially the two where the competitors rest between rounds (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb corner

What does corner mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cornered | cornering | corners

  1. gain control over
    • example: corner the gold market
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: command / control = exercise authoritative control or power over
  2. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  3. turn a corner
    • example: the car corners
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Alternative definition of the verb corner

verb

  1. [transitive] To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
  2. [transitive] To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
  3. [transitive] To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
  4. [context: automotive, transitive] To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
  5. [context: automotive, intransitive] To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.

Place

Corner is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Person

Who is Corner?

Corner is an author.

  • born in (218 years ago)
  • died in (141 years ago)
  • written works: "Sketches of boys and girls", "The history of Ireland, from the earliest period to the present time"

Music

  1. "Corner" is a musical album of Idlers.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  2. "Corner" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. Corner: A corner route is a pattern run by a receiver in American football, where the receiver runs up the field and then turns at approximately a 45-degree angle, heading away from the quarterback towards the sideline. Usually, the pass is used when the defensive back is playing towards the inside shoulder of the receiver, thus creating a one on one vertical matchup. The corner route is less likely to be intercepted when compared to the slant route, because it is thrown away from the middle of the field. The pass is used frequently in the West Coast offensive scheme, where quick, accurate throwing is key. The pass may also be used closer to the goal line in what is called a "fade". The quarterback will lob the ball over a beaten defender to a wide receiver at the back corner of the end zone.
  2. Corner is the sixth single by Blue Stahli. This was the final single that was released until his next full length album.
  3. Corner is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Corner

Phrases starting with the word Corner:

  1. Corner Boy
  2. corner man
  3. Corner Flag
  4. corner kick
  5. corner post
  6. Corner Shop
  7. Corner Time
  8. Corner Store
  9. Corner Tooth

Phrases ending with the word Corner:

  1. Cow Corner
  2. Hot Corner
  3. amen corner
  4. Four-Corner
  5. Long Corner
  6. blind corner
  7. cater-corner
  8. catty-corner
  9. Dutch Corner
  10. Kitty Corner
  11. kitty-corner

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Corner

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Google previewA complete Treatise on practical Land-Surveying, etc. With an engraved "Field-Book," being the notes on an estate in the Parish of Preston (1855)

by Anthony NESBIT, Thomas BAKER (Civil Engineer.)

corner is a device formed of an oak branch, leaves and acorns on the left side ; and on the right side is a.

Google previewNesbit's Practical Land-Surveying. Eleventh edition. (Field Book.) Edited by W. Burness (1870)

corner is a device formed of an oak branch, leaves and acorns on the left side ; and on the right side isa branch of...

Google previewA Complete Treatise on Practical Land-surveying, in All Its Departments ... (1847)

by Anthony Nesbit

corner is a device formed of an oak branch, leaves and acorns on the left side ; and on the right side is a branch...

Google previewThe American Merchant (1858)

In the center of this range is the General Delivery ; Ladies' Delivery is on Washington street, and Foreign Delivery on the east end of the room In the north- west corner is the Assistant Post - master's room, which is entered from the vestibule.

Google previewAscend To The Secret Place (2015)

by S. Barry Hamdani

The adversary is also there because The Corner is a final battleground on this side of life. It is the place to learn to let go and to not give up. Pain is an entity. Pain has something to say.

Google previewThe Anchora of Delta Gamma

On the north side of these trees is a row of junipers with a trellis in between covered with yellow jasmine and the white star jasmine, and in the northeast corner is an old pine tree planted there by baby hands many years ago. Near this old tree ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Corner (A). The condition of the market with respect to a commodity which has been largely bought up, iu order to create a virtual monopoly and enhance its market price ; as a salt- corner, a corner in pork, etc. The idea is that the goods ure ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

Spring is here and baseball season is just around the corner. back sb into a corner to force someone into a bad situation ♢ The company backed its workers into a corner by hiring replacements during the strike, usage: sometimes used in the ...

Google previewAmerican Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms (1914)

A Reference Book of Machine Shop and Drawing Room Data, Methods and Definitions by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley

LAYING OUT A SQUARE CORNER It sometimes happens that we wish to lay out a perfectly square corner and have no square of any kind handy. Here is a way that requires nothing but a scale or rule, or even a straight stick without any ...

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Quotes about Corner

I'm in your corner.
And on your side!

No.
Not that corner.
The other one.
No, no, no.
Not that side.
Turn around.
Don't move.

I'm in your corner.
And on our side.
Now...
Knowing where I'm coming from,
And where I'm at...
Don't you feel better? (Lawrence S. Pertillar)
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Scrabble value of C3O1R1N1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CORNER

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  • CRONER

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