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Definitions of corner

  1. To drive into some position of difficulty from which there is no escape: corner the market, to buy upstock or property, so as to obtain exclusive control or possession of it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To place at a disadvantage: to checkmate: also, to create a scarcity of, as of a particular stock or the like, after having obtained command of the supply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To drive into a corner; make a corner in; secure a monopoly of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To create a scarcity by securing the control of the supply; to force into a corner or an untenable position. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "he glanced out of the corner of his eye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a projecting part that is corner-shaped; "he knocked off the corners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. turn a corner; "the car corners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Direction; quarter. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To drive into a corner. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A horn-like projection: the point where two lines meet: a secret or confined place: in speculation, a clique or party formed for the purpose of obtaining possession of the whole or greater part of a particular stock or other species of property, and thus creating a demand for it at high prices. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. An angle; angular recess; secret or contined place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. An angle; recess; nook. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A position of embarrassment or difficulty; the securing of a monopoly in the market with control of price. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle; an enclosed place; a secret or retired place; a clique who unite to buy up stock or the supply of an article in order to raise the price. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The small space at the point where two lines meet; an angle; a small confined part of a larger space; a secret or retired place; the end or limit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. Cornerwise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for corner

  1. I think I can pay a visit somewhere or other, and so the day will pass; and you can find some corner to put yourself in. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  2. Mrs. Meyer cast a significant glance at the girl out of the corner of her eye, allowed herself to be lifted up into the cart; the whip cracked, and off they went. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
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