Origin of cornered
- 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)
Origin of corner
Synonyms for corner
Related Words for corneredtreed
Examples from the Web for cornered
Contemporary Examples of cornered
Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
Putin is cornered, according to Saakashvili, which is why he is lashing out.U.S. Military Chief Compares Putin’s Ukraine Move to Stalin’s Invasion of Poland
July 25, 2014
By acquiring WhatsApp, Facebook has cornered the mobile-messaging market in North America and Europe.WhatsApp Experiences Massive Outage Days After Facebook Acquisition, Internet Blames Zuckerberg
February 22, 2014
Got to the point where Onstad boiled over, cornered Johnny, bawled him out.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
Cornered near Big Bear Lake, he took his own life after a shootout with law officers.The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
Historical Examples of cornered
At Thirty-second Street he ran into Burman, with whom he had all but cornered wheat.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Holding his club prepared to strike, he drew in on his cornered quarry.White Fang
There in his stateroom, cornered, he received me with a grim reluctance.The Harbor
Then he cornered the captain behind the Bangs barn and spoke with conviction.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Even rats when cornered will turn at bay and bare their teeth for combat.The Strolling Saint
- 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