Related formsun·cor·nered, adjective
Definition for cornered (2 of 2)
- 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
Examples from the Web for cornered
Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.
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|Josh Rogin|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Got to the point where Onstad boiled over, cornered Johnny, bawled him out.
Cornered near Big Bear Lake, he took his own life after a shootout with law officers.
And I used John's name when he cornered me, because I remembered him, and how kind he'd been.The Wishing-Ring Man|Margaret Widdemer
A raw fish, cornered in the shallows and scooped out, furnished one of the best meals he had ever tasted.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The lion was outwardly a gentle lion, pleasant when cornered, but seldom cornered.August First|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
She thought for a terrible minute, which seemed ages long to her, that she was cornered now.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
Deacon Daniel was evidently not to be cornered, and I came away without any assurance of amendment on his part.The Diary of a Saint|Arlo Bates
British Dictionary definitions for cornered (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for cornered (2 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
Idioms and Phrases with cornered
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