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Corner meaning

corner - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; " his lying got him into a tight corner"
  2. 2. turn a corner; " the car corners"
  3. 3. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  4. 4. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
  5. 5. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
  6. 6. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  7. 7. Direction; quarter.
  8. 8. The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock.
  9. 9. To drive into a corner.
  10. 10. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  11. 11. To get command of ( a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.
  12. 12. A free kick from close to the nearest corner flag post, allowed to the opposite side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line.
  13. 13. An angle; angular recess; secret or contined place.

corner - examples of usage

  1. The man got him into a corner. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  2. His noce touch that corner." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " Because the Voyseys live just round the corner, quite close. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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