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Meaning & Definition of Corner in English

English

Corner

/kɔrnər/

noun

1. A place off to the side of an area

  • "He tripled to the rightfield corner"
  • "The southeastern corner of the mediterranean"
    synonym:
  • corner

2. The point where two lines meet or intersect

  • "The corners of a rectangle"
    synonym:
  • corner

3. An interior angle formed by two meeting walls

  • "A piano was in one corner of the room"
    synonym:
  • corner
  • ,
  • nook

4. The intersection of two streets

  • "Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
    synonym:
  • corner
  • ,
  • street corner
  • ,
  • turning point

5. The point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

  • "The corners of a cube"
    synonym:
  • corner

6. A small concavity

    synonym:
  • recess
  • ,
  • recession
  • ,
  • niche
  • ,
  • corner

7. A temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade

  • "A corner on the silver market"
    synonym:
  • corner

8. A predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

  • "His lying got him into a tight corner"
    synonym:
  • corner
  • ,
  • box

9. A projecting part where two sides or edges meet

  • "He knocked off the corners"
    synonym:
  • corner

10. A remote area

  • "In many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
    synonym:
  • corner

11. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building

  • Especially one formed by a cornerstone
    synonym:
  • corner
  • ,
  • quoin

verb

1. Gain control over

  • "Corner the gold market"
    synonym:
  • corner

2. Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

    synonym:
  • corner
  • ,
  • tree

3. Turn a corner

  • "The car corners"
    synonym:
  • corner

Examples of using

When you turn the corner, you'll find my house.
I know you should feel guilty in some corner of your heart.
Our favorite place to eat is that small restaurant on the corner.