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Meaning of CORNER

Pronunciation:  'kornur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
  2. [n]  (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
  3. [n]  an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
  4. [n]  the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
  5. [n]  a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "he glanced out of the corner of his eye"
  6. [n]  a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
  7. [n]  the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube"
  8. [n]  a projecting part that is corner-shaped; "he knocked off the corners"
  9. [n]  a small concavity
  10. [n]  a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"
  11. [n]  a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
  12. [v]  turn a corner; "the car corners"
  13. [v]  force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  14. [v]  gain control over; "corner the gold market"

CORNER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: box, niche, nook, quoin, recess, recession, street corner, turning point
 See Also: amen corner, area, area, blind corner, building, canthus, carrefour, channelise, channelize, chimney corner, command, concave shape, concavity, construction, control, country, crossing, crossroad, crossway, direct, edifice, guide, head, incurvation, incurvature, inglenook, intersection, maneuver, manoeuvre, monopoly, part, pharyngeal recess, piece, plight, point, point, predicament, quandary, steer, structure, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor"ner\ (k?r"n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL.
    cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See
    1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle,
       either external or internal.
    2. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls
       which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
    3. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center;
       hence, any quarter or part.
             From the four corners of the earth they come.
    4. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way
       place; a nook.
             This thing was not done in a corner.  --Acts xxvi.
    5. Direction; quarter.
             Sits the wind in that corner!         --Shak.
    6. 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. [Broker's Cant]
    {Corner stone}, the stone which lies at the corner of two
       walls, and unites them; the principal stone; especially,
       the stone which forms the corner of the foundation of an
       edifice; hence, that which is fundamental importance or
       indispensable. ``A prince who regarded uniformity of faith
       as the corner stone of his government.'' --Prescott.
    {Corner tooth}, one of the four teeth which come in a horse's
       mouth at the age of four years and a half, one on each
       side of the upper and of the lower jaw, between the middle
       teeth and the tushes.
  2. \Cor"ner\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cornered} (-n?rd); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Cornering}.]
    1. To drive into a corner.
    2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless
       embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
    3. 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.
  3. \Cor"ner\, n. (Association Football) [More fully {corner
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a corner means feelings of frustration and lack of control in making decisions. You may feel trapped and "cornered".
Easton Bible Dictionary

The angle of a house (Job 1:19) or a street (Prov. 7:8). "Corners" in Neh. 9:22 denotes the various districts of the promised land allotted to the Israelites. In Num. 24:17, the "corners of Moab" denotes the whole land of Moab. The "corner of a field" (Lev. 19:9; 23:22) is its extreme part, which was not to be reaped. The Jews were prohibited from cutting the "corners," i.e., the extremities, of the hair and whiskers running round the ears (Lev. 19:27; 21:5). The "four corners of the earth" in Isa. 11:12 and Ezek. 7:2 denotes the whole land. The "corners of the streets" mentioned in Matt. 6:5 means the angles where streets meet so as to form a square or place of public resort.

The corner gate of Jerusalem (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chr. 26:9) was on the north-west side of the city.

Corner-stone (Job 38:6; Isa. 28:16), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The "head of the corner" (Ps. 118:22, 23) denotes the coping, the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank and importance (Isa. 28:16). It is applied to our Lord, who was set in highest honour (Matt. 21:42). He is also styled "the chief corner stone" (Eph. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:6-8). When Zechariah (10:4), speaking of Judah, says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner stone." (See TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S ¯T0003612.)

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