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noun 
  1. 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.
  1. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
The chimney was full of cobwebs.
  1. The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
Herbert bruised his shin on the of the coffee table.
  1. 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.
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. (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.
  1. (baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
The pitch was just off the , low and outside.
  1. (football) A corner kick.
  2. (mathematics) A point at which a function has two distinct derivatives.
Translations: 
  • French: coin(fr)m
  • German: Ecke(de)f
  • Italian: angolo(it)m
  • Spanish: esquina(es)f
verb 
  1. (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
Translations: 
  • German: in die Enge treiben
Etymology: (term, corniere, , cornier), Late Latin (term, cornerium, , corneria), from (term, cornu, , horn, end, point). See (term, horn).


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