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Definition of 'corner'

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  1. a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "he glanced out of the corner of his eye"
  2. the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
  3. an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
       Synonyms: nook
  4. the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
       Synonyms: street corner turning point
  5. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube"
  6. a small concavity
       Synonyms: recess recession niche
  7. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
  8. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"
       Synonyms: box
  9. a projecting part where two sides or edges meet; "he knocked off the corners"
  10. a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
  11. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
       Synonyms: quoin


  1. gain control over; "corner the gold market"
  2. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
       Synonyms: tree
  3. turn a corner; "the car corners"

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