- the point of intersection of the section lines of a land survey, often marked by a monument or some object, as a pipe that is set or driven into the ground.Compare section(def 5).
- a stake, tree, or rock marking the intersection of property lines.
- any point on the line forming the left or right boundary of home plate: a pitch on the corner.
- the area formed by the intersection of the foul line and the outfield fence.
- the immediate area formed by any of the four angles in the ring.
- one of the two assigned corners where a boxer rests between rounds and behind which the handlers sit during a fight.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- cornell, ezra,
- cornell, katharine,
- cornellá de llobregat,
- corner brook,
- corner cabinet,
- corner chair,
- corner kick,
- corner table
- to use a shorter route.
- to reduce costs or care in execution: cutting corners to meet the foreign competition.
Origin of corner
Examples from the Web for corner
So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they do put it right around the corner near the time the video was shot.
They were racing toward the corner of Tompkins and Myrtle avenues with Johnson at the wheel when another call came over the radio.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have pushed into just about every other corner of the Caribbean and Central America where airports exist.
He was standing on the corner and wearing only a T-shirt and jeans, and this was 11:30 at night and it was really cold.
Over in her corner, between young Billings and the interloper, Stuart, Sue was having a beautiful time.Blue Bonnet in Boston|Caroline E. Jacobs
She laid Joy down in a corner of the ravine the furthest removed from the fire; she could not have carried her another inch.Gypsy's Cousin Joy|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Quickly, yet quietly, the three concealed themselves in a corner of the box car.Secrets of the Andes|James H. Foster
I was in a corner of the lower end, when I saw Dubois enter in a stout coat, with his ordinary bearing.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
There was a large yard at the back, and in one corner of it was the shed, which did duty for a stable.Under the Red Crescent|Charles S. Ryan
- to acquire enough of (a commodity) to attain control of the market
- Also: engross to attain control of (a market) in such a mannerCompare forestall (def. 3)
Word Origin for corner
late 13c., from Anglo-French cornere (Old French corniere), from Old French corne "horn, corner," from Vulgar Latin *corna, from Latin cornua, plural of cornu "projecting point, end, horn" (see horn (n.)). Replaced Old English hyrne. As an adjective, from 1530s.
late 14c., "to furnish with corners," from corner (n.). Meaning "to turn a corner," as in a race, is 1860s; meaning "drive (someone) into a corner" is American English from 1824. Commercial sense is from 1836. Related: Cornered; cornering.
In addition to the idiom beginning with corner
- corner the market
- 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