Nearby words

  1. cornell, ezra,
  2. cornell, katharine,
  3. cornellá de llobregat,
  4. corneosclera,
  5. corneous,
  6. corner brook,
  7. corner cabinet,
  8. corner chair,
  9. corner kick,
  10. corner table


Origin of corner

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to Old French corne corner, horn (< Latin cornū horn; cf. cornu) + -er -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for corner

British Dictionary definitions for corner


/ (ˈkɔːnə) /



Word Origin for corner

C13: from Old French corniere, from Latin cornū point, extremity, horn



the Corner informal an area in central Australia, at the junction of the borders of Queensland and South Australia
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Word Origin and History for corner
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with corner


In addition to the idiom beginning with corner

  • corner the market

also see:

  • around the corner
  • cut corners
  • four corners of the earth
  • in a tight corner
  • out of the corner of one's eye
  • paint oneself into a corner
  • turn the corner
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