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Meaning of CORN

Pronunciation:  korn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ears of corn grown for human food
  2. [n]  distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
  3. [n]  annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
  4. [n]  tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  5. [n]  the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
  6. [n]  a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
  7. [v]  preserve with salt; "corned beef"
  8. [v]  feed with corn, as of cattle

CORN is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clavus, corn whiskey, corn whisky, edible corn, Indian corn, maize, wheat, Zea mays
 See Also: bootleg, callosity, callus, capitulum, cereal, cereal, cereal grass, common wheat, corn, corn, corn liquor, corn oil, corncob, durum, durum wheat, ear, edible corn, emmer, feed, field corn, food grain, genus Triticum, genus Zea, give, grain, green corn, green corn, hard wheat, hominy, Indian corn, keep, kernel, maccaroni wheat, maize, moonshine, popcorn, popcorn, preserve, soft wheat, spelt, spike, starch wheat, sugar corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, sweet corn plant, Triticum, Triticum aestivum, Triticum aestivum spelta, Triticum dicoccum, Triticum dicoccum dicoccoides, Triticum durum, Triticum spelta, Triticum turgidum, two-grain spelt, wheat berry, whiskey, whisky, wild emmer, wild wheat, Zea, Zea mays, Zea mays everta, Zea mays rugosa, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata, Zea saccharata



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Corn\ (k[^o]rn), n. [L. cornu horn: cf. F. corne horn,
    hornlike excrescence. See {Horn}.]
    A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the
    toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and
          Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
          Unplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.
    Note: The substance of a corn usually resembles horn, but
          where moisture is present, as between the toes, it is
          white and sodden, and is called a {soft corn}.
  2. \Corn\, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan.,
    Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka['u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno.
    Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.]
    1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley,
       and maize; a grain.
    2. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used
       for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
    Note: In Scotland, corn is generally restricted to oats, in
          the United States, to maize, or {Indian corn}, of which
          there are several kinds; as, {yellow corn}, which grows
          chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when
          ripe; {white or southern corn}, which grows to a great
          height, and has long white kernels; {sweet corn},
          comprising a number of sweet and tender varieties,
          grown chiefly at the North, some of which have kernels
          that wrinkle when ripe and dry; {pop corn}, any small
          variety, used for popping.
    3. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field;
       the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after
       reaping and before thrashing.
             In one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail
             had thrashed the corn.                --Milton.
    4. A small, hard particle; a grain. ``Corn of sand.'' --Bp.
       Hall. ``A corn of powder.'' --Beau. & Fl.
    {Corn ball}, a ball of popped corn stuck together with soft
       candy from molasses or sugar.
    {Corn bread}, bread made of Indian meal.
    {Corn cake}, a kind of corn bread; johnny cake; hoecake.
    {Corn cockle} (Bot.), a weed ({Agrostemma or Lychnis
       Githago}), having bright flowers, common in grain fields.
    {Corn flag} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Gladiolus}; --
       called also {sword lily}.
    {Corn fly}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A small fly which, in the larval state, is injurious
           to grain, living in the stalk, and causing the disease
           called ``gout,'' on account of the swelled joints. The
           common European species is {Chlorops t[ae]niopus}.
       (b) A small fly ({Anthomyia ze}) whose larva or maggot
           destroys seed corn after it has been planted.
    {Corn fritter}, a fritter having green Indian corn mixed
       through its batter. [U. S.]
    {Corn laws}, laws regulating trade in corn, especially those
       in force in Great Britain till 1846, prohibiting the
       importation of foreign grain for home consumption, except
       when the price rose above a certain rate.
    {Corn marigold}. (Bot.) See under {Marigold}.
    {Corn oyster}, a fritter containing grated green Indian corn
       and butter, the combined taste resembling that of oysters.
    {Corn parsley} (Bot.), a plant of the parsley genus
       ({Petroselinum segetum}), a weed in parts of Europe and
    {Corn popper}, a utensil used in popping corn.
    {Corn poppy} (Bot.), the red poppy ({Papaver Rh[oe]as}),
       common in European cornfields; -- also called {corn rose}.
    {Corn rent}, rent paid in corn.
    {Corn rose}. See {Corn poppy}.
    {Corn salad} (Bot.), a name given to several species of
       {Valerianella}, annual herbs sometimes used for salad. {V.
       olitoria} is also called {lamb's lettuce}.
    {Corn stone}, red limestone. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Corn violet} (Bot.), a species of {Campanula}.
    {Corn weevil}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
       (b) In America, a weevil ({Sphenophorus ze[ae]}) which
           attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing
           great damage. See {Grain weevil}, under {Weevil}.
  3. \Corn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corned} (k?rnd); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Corning}.]
    1. To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle
       with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt
       slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn
       a tongue.
    2. To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn
    3. To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn
       horses. --Jamieson.
    4. To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
    {Corning house}, a house or place where powder is corned or
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing corn in your dream means abundance, growth and fertility. Also consider the pun that something is "corny".
Easton Bible Dictionary

The word so rendered (dagan) in Gen. 27:28, 37, Num. 18:27, Deut. 28:51, Lam. 2:12, is a general term representing all the commodities we usually describe by the words corn, grain, seeds, peas, beans. With this corresponds the use of the word in John 12:24.

In Gen. 41:35, 49, Prov. 11:26, Joel 2:24 ("wheat"), the word thus translated (bar; i.e., "winnowed") means corn purified from chaff. With this corresponds the use of the word in the New Testament (Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17; Acts 7:12). In Ps. 65:13 it means "growing corn."

In Gen. 42:1, 2, 19, Josh. 9:14, Neh. 10:31 ("victuals"), the word (sheber; i.e., "broken," i.e., grist) denotes generally victuals, provisions, and corn as a principal article of food.

From the time of Solomon, corn began to be exported from Palestine (Ezek. 27:17; Amos 8:5). "Plenty of corn" was a part of Issac's blessing conferred upon Jacob (Gen. 27:28; comp. Ps. 65:13).

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