- 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)
- to use a shorter route.
- to reduce costs or care in execution: cutting corners to meet the foreign competition.
Origin of corner
Synonyms for corner
Related Words for cornerintersection, edge, rim, hole, angle, box, fork, ridge, projection, veer, crook, shift, joint, bend, branch, crossing, junction, cloverleaf, Y, V
Examples from the Web for corner
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
But they do put it right around the corner near the time the video was shot.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
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
December 22, 2014
They have pushed into just about every other corner of the Caribbean and Central America where airports exist.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
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.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of corner
"You can sleep there," he said, pointing to a cot bed in the corner of the room.
She's sitting up nights to corner all the Amalgamated Hard-luck on the island.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
His mother lay on a wretched bed in the corner, half stupefied with drink.
We'll put it across that corner, and have the couch against that wall.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
But the men drank it in—all except Henry, silent in his corner.Way of the Lawless
- to acquire enough of (a commodity) to attain control of the market
- Also: engrossto 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