HyperDic: corner

English > 14 senses of the word corner:
NOUNlocationcornera place off to the side of an area
locationcornerthe point where two lines meet or intersect
artifactcorner, nookan interior angle formed by two meeting / meeting walls
artifactcorner, street corner, turning pointthe intersection of two streets
locationcornerthe point where three areas or surfaces meet / meet or intersect
shapecorner, recess, recession, nichea small concavity
statecornera temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
statecorner, boxa predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
objectcornera projecting part where two sides or edges meet / meet
locationcornera remote area
artifactcorner, quoin(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
VERBsocialcornergain control over
motioncorner, treeforce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
motioncornerturn a corner
corner > pronunciation
Soundskao'rner
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA place off to the side of an area.
Examples
  • "he tripled to the rightfield corner"
  • "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Spanishesquina, rincón
Catalancantonada, racó
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe point where two lines meet or intersect.
Example"the corners of a rectangle"
NarrowercanthusEither of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet / meet
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Catalanracó
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn interior angle formed by two meeting / meeting walls.
Example"a piano was in one corner of the room"
Synonymnook
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Narroweramen cornerarea reserved for persons leading the responsive 'amens'
chimney corner, inglenookA corner by a fireplace
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
Spanishrecodo, recoveco, rincón, txoko
Catalanangle, colze, racó
Verbscornerforce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe intersection of two streets.
Example"standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
Synonymsstreet corner, turning point
Narrowerblind cornerA street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
Broaderintersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefourA junction where one street or road crosses another
Spanishchaflán, esquina de calle, esquina
Catalancantonada, xamfrà
Verbscornerturn a corner
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningThe point where three areas or surfaces meet / meet or intersect.
Example"the corners of a cube"
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishesquina
Catalancantonada
Verbscornerforce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningA small concavity.
Synonymsrecess, recession, niche
Narrowerpharyngeal recessA small recess in the wall of the pharynx
Broaderconcave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishhueco
Catalanbuit
Verbscornerforce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 7, state
MeaningA temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade.
Example"a corner on the silver market"
Broadermonopoly(economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller
Verbscornergain control over
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 8, state
MeaningA predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible.
Example"his lying got him into a tight corner"
Synonymbox
Broaderpredicament, quandary, plightA situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Spanishtrampa
Verbscornerforce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 9, object
MeaningA projecting part where two sides or edges meet / meet.
Example"he knocked off the corners"
Broaderpart, pieceA portion of a natural object
Spanishrincón
Catalanracó
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 10, location
MeaningA remote area.
Example"in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
English > corner: 14 senses > noun 11, artifact
Meaning(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone.
Synonymquoin
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
English > corner: 14 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninggain control over.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"corner the gold market"
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Nounscornera temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
English > corner: 14 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningForce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymtree
Broadersteer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
Spanishacorralar
Nounscorneran interior angle formed by two meeting / meeting walls
cornerthe point where three areas or surfaces meet / meet or intersect
cornera small concavity
cornera predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
English > corner: 14 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTurn a corner.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"the car corners"
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Nounscornerthe intersection of two streets

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