- 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.
Idioms about corner
- to use a shorter route.
- to reduce costs or care in execution: cutting corners to meet the foreign competition.
Words nearby corner
How to use corner in a sentence
He reaches behind him, moving Irene to the far corner of the space, carving out an even more private one.
Use your forefingers and thumbs to grab the grippy catches on each corner of the lens and give a gentle pull.
A bored proctor sat in the corner, scrolling through her phone.The mid-pandemic return to school is totally weird for kids. And possibly lonely, too.|Petula Dvorak|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
He appears to have a greater awareness of when to run from one rim to the other in transition, versus when it’s better to fan out to the corner in those situations.Myles Turner’s Game Has Evolved. The Box Score Doesn’t Know It Yet.|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
These developer activists need our support, encouragement and help pinpointing the most crucial problems to address, and they need the tools to bring solutions to every corner of the world.
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 work in a world filled with a sense—real or imagined—of danger lurking around each corner and every hallway.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
As Davy stood in the road, in doubt which way to go, a Roc came around the corner of the house.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Now, he chose a small table in a corner of the balcony, close to the glass screen.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The conflict of these certainties left hopeless disorder in every corner of his being.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for corner (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for corner (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with corner
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