- The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
- The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.
- The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
- The chimney was full of cobwebs.
- The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
- Herbert bruised his shin on the of the coffee table.
- An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
- The liquor store on the also sold lottery tickets.
- An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
- From the four corners of the earth they come. — Shakespeare
- A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
- On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet and curl up with a good book.
- (economics) A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
- In the 1970's, private investors tried to obtain a on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
- (baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
- The pitch was just off the , low and outside.
- (football) A corner kick.
- (mathematics) A point at which a function has two distinct derivatives.
- French: coin(fr)m
- German: Ecke(de)f
- Italian: angolo(it)m
- Spanish: esquina(es)f
- (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
- The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
- (transitive) To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
- ''The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.
- (transitive) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
- The buyers attempted to the shares of the railroad stock, so as to facilitate their buyout.
- It's extremely hard to corner the petroleum market because there are so many players.
- (context, automotive, transitive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
- As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
- (context, automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
- That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
Etymology: (term, corniere, , cornier), Late Latin (term, cornerium, , corneria), from (term, cornu, , horn, end, point). See (term, horn).
- German: in die Enge treiben
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