Meaning of CORNER in English

CORNER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a street corner (= a place where streets meet )

Youths were standing around on street corners.

around the corner

She ran around the corner and straight into the arms of John Delaney.

corner flag (= flag on a football pitch )

a free kick near the corner flag

corner shop

far-flung corners/places/regions etc

expeditions to far-flung corners of the globe

people flying to far-flung destinations

quiet corner

Anthony met her in the bar, and they found a quiet corner where they could talk.

round the corner

I watched the two boys disappear round the corner .

the bottom corner

Look at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.

the corner/side of your mouth

A smile lifted the corners of her mouth.

top/bottom right-hand corner

the bottom right-hand corner of the page

turned the corner

I watched until he turned the corner .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

back

The climb lies on a wall just above the east descent route in the back corner of the quarry.

Tucked into the back corner of the space is the center's resource library and activity area.

Drab-olive military packages of emergency rations and water are tucked into a back corner of the sphere.

You can further reduce the boxy look of the tank by disguising the inside back corners with decor material.

The great men held the room in their gaze, even the back corner by the windows.

Perhaps Gladys would join the group of Leicester ladies who were fluttering with anticipation in the back corner .

Three days later the Largemouth pair spawned, over a flat slate at the back corner .

bottom

Harte fired the ball into the bottom corner before heading for the corner flag to celebrate.

Fold the phyllo, in flag fashion, from the left bottom corner up and over the filling to enclose the spinach.

The cargo's ultimate destination had been printed neatly in black pen in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

Maybe with a dollar sign embossed near the bottom corner .

Are the bottom corners bruised and in need of building up?

Hidden on the bottom corner stands an old black and white pub, backing on to the river.

Wrap the bottom corner with a couple of layers of masking tape to prevent the scraper from cutting the device.

At the bottom left corner , I have drawn a simple two-colour pattern as shown in Figure 3.

dark

No voices gibbered at him from dark corners .

A large emerald ring flashed a spot of light into a dark corner of the room.

White illuminates dark corners and enmasse provides a still breathing space among more lively shades.

The pubs were full of people fighting, and big, evil-looking men stood in doorways or at dark corners .

Raoul looked everywhere - under the chairs, behind all the clothes, in all the dark corners of the room.

I cried on reading that, quietly, in a dark corner of our hall.

The passenger was sitting in a dark corner and I could not see his face.

far

In the far corner a half-opened door led to a bedroom.

In the far corner was a sagging bed and a cupboard.

What if they'd parked their planes in a far corner ?

Another time, a photographer had ventured on to the reef that rose up from the sea at the far corner .

His eye fell on a set of chessmen ranged on a table in a far corner .

There were a couple of drinkers in the far corner , but no one noticed me.

But then, in the far corner of the field I found a medieval buckle.

Klift pointed to the far corner .

left

Bear left , across the field to a gate in the opposite left hand corner by a copse.

The ball clanked off the rim and toward the left corner .

The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.

In the first half of the game I had the feeling again when I was in the left corner with the ball.

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner .

Fold the phyllo, in flag fashion, from the left bottom corner up and over the filling to enclose the spinach.

Go left to the corner of Bere Wood.

McSorley obliged, first propping the poor-skating outfielder up in the left corner , then checking him into the boards.

quiet

Anthony took him to the Pugin bar where they found a quiet corner protected from the worst of the Pugin wallpaper.

Feels and I lunched together in a quiet corner of the mess.

Here in this quiet corner of Co.

Alvin would go off to a quiet corner with Shook and talk endlessly about art, literature and his current projects.

In a quiet corner there were already a dozen corpses covered by blankets.

I was just looking for a quiet corner .

It had clearly passed by the inhabitants of this quiet corner of Picardy.

I only wish my dentist were located in a quiet corner of a Wells Fargo branch.

right

In the right hand corner is a small gate.

Rookie forward Marco Sturm fed Gill, who found the upper right corner of the goal from the left circle.

He glanced the ball over Flowers head into the right corner of the net.

It looks like the Steelers will keep him at right corner for the rest of the season, and perhaps beyond.

The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner .

There will be a little clock in the lower right hand corner that will tick down.

The striker took the ball in his stride and powered it into the top right hand corner from 25 yards.

Hicks smiled at her absently, forgetting that his smile was missing its upper right corner .

tight

However, the cover is very easily removed if you need to get into a tight corner .

The drivers roared round tight corners and skilfully navigated a twisty, bendy and muddy course.

We fitted a thinner section scroll saw blade to test the cutting ability on tight curves and corners .

They get the argument out of a tight corner , and make for a less fatalistic scenario.

However, employers could find themselves in a tight corner if they attempted to increase employee contributions or reduce benefits.

The plate can be moved from side to side and backwards for tight corners .

The moment he emerged on to a flat stretch of road after negotiating a particularly tight corner the explanation was obvious.

It was a typical women's downhill course: relatively low-speed, but extremely technical with tight corners .

top

Then midfielder John Collins hit an unstoppable 20-yarder into a top corner .

You will now appear in the top , righthand corner of the playing area.

The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner .

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner .

Falconer's header from a Hendrie cross was going towards the top corner until Schmeichel flung himself across goal.

He was watching a spider in the top far corner of his room.

He blasted it and it went in a straight line from his foot to the top right hand corner .

The letter bore a case number and stamp in the top right corner and started with the recipient's name.

■ NOUN

flag

Harte fired the ball into the bottom corner before heading for the corner flag to celebrate.

Dyer was almost over for a try but put a foot in touch at the corner flag spoiled the effort.

With 17 minutes remaining the right-back Mario Melchiot was fouled by Ian Taylor near the left-hand corner flag .

Then winger Crawford Dobbin ran half the length of the pitch for the final score at the corner flag .

It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag .

Then Goodman scored a soft goal with his head for a free kick near the corner flag .

shop

At 5 or 6 years ò Trust them to go to the corner shop to buy milk or a paper.

Proactive job search Perhaps as a child you were sent with a list to the corner shop .

In Burnley Wood, a mob of white youths surrounded Amit Stores, a corner shop near the working men's club.

The residents go to the pub, the local corner shop , the club and they go and play bingo.

Here he is with his hands full after a buying spree in a corner shop .

Small corner shops shut as she approached them.

Willie recognized Mr Miller from the corner shop and the young man behind the mesh in the Post Office.

Neville looked thoughtfully up the road towards the corner shop .

street

She was only dimly aware of the approach of the two boys who were walking swiftly from the street corner .

She says that most desirable street corners already have one or more of the two chains.

He paused at a street corner and tried to come to a decision.

Towards the street corner a single papier-maché dragon bobbed in the centre of a circle of dancing men.

Towering television screens on street corners relayed the proceedings to crowds unable to see Clinton directly.

Complaints Police have received scores of complaints about dealers openly plying their trade in front of small children on street corners .

He focused on older kids, because he saw too many of them on street corners getting into trouble.

table

A few minutes later we were seated at a corner table in the small bistro which I had known for several years.

Madonna shared a corner table with Evans and Rossellini for a while before retreating to the bar area.

We had managed to squash ourselves into a corner table with two pints of strong winter-warmer beer.

And there, at a corner table , sitting with an elderly woman and a younger man, was the legendary caddie.

The six people at a corner table were well known to the proprietor, who saw them regularly in the winter months.

We took a corner table and sat down.

Roquelaure was recognised instantly by the head waiter who took them straight to a reserved corner table .

It was a corner table for four so there was only room for Walter.

■ VERB

cut

They hadn't learned to cut quite so many corners .

No one will care if the administration cuts logical corners over so-called rogue states or fading dictators.

Operators who cut corners will get a licence for only 12 years.

Therefore I manage it judiciously, trying to cut every corner that I can.

But still we cut no corners .

He cut a lot of corners , but even with editing, it affected her.

We were all turning gently to port as I cut the corner and was slowly closing on the Hun.

Leese turned harder left and cut the corner of the turn that Shaker had taken, wagging the tail again.

fight

He had nobody back in Langley who would be willing to fight his corner .

Jen fought her corner fiercely but Helen knew that she was winning.

But each is fighting its national corner too.

She always said he should have stayed to fight his corner .

Sara Keays has continued to fight her corner .

force

I don't want to threaten you but you've forced me into a corner .

You were determined to force me into a corner .

East forced two short corners which proved fruitless and likewise Antrim had a similar fate.

From the kick-off, Bordon forced a corner which was cleared only as far as Duffin who volleyed in from 15 yards.

This brought Saints out of their shell and they forced a series of corners that a scrambling Celtic only just survived.

As better adapted successors emerge, others are forced into a corner .

Mindful of their situation they began well, forcing a first minute corner and pressing strongly.

Leeds enjoyed abundant possession last Saturday, and forced 16 corners to their opponents' one.

run

His cheek was cut and a faint dribble of blood ran towards the corner of his mouth.

With an expletive or two, Bianchi and Leahy ran to the corner to see where the leak was.

Charley came running round the corner .

Ezra slipped out the door and ran around the corner for the phone booth.

Then the two of them ran round the corner as fast as they could.

Horne, 73, ran a corner gas station.

Two of his front teeth had been knocked out and blood was running from the corner of his mouth.

He ran round the corner of the house.

sit

Possibly ... Herrmann and Prinz sat at the corner dining-table and ordered.

The children sat in their corner of the back room and grumbled over their grasshoppers.

All he could do was sit in the corner of his cage, hoping it would all end.

Perhaps the child sits alone in a corner of the playground while other children scream and laugh together.

It had been quite crowded, but she had sat quietly in the corner with a drink.

A yucca tree sat in the corner .

Vargas sat in the corner drinking coffee and reading a newspaper.

Miss Minna, her legs crossed, sat on a corner sofa.

sitting

Then a stranger, who had been sitting unseen round the corner , came up to them.

As she walked into the Percy Bar the sight of her youngest son sitting in the corner raised Constance's spirits.

Cantor had been sitting in one corner , legs casually crossed, one arm thrown over the back of the sofa.

The occupant of the room was sitting in one corner .

Outsize hands loose on a knee. where did she find him, this no-account sitting in the corner ?

One of the rats is just sitting in the corner and I wonder if maybe it's smart enough to be depressed.

stand

Soldiers stand guard on street corners and roam the city at night.

Holloway went over there to stand on the corner .

He was standing in the corner , his back against the wall. ` I need a little time.

A group of people stood on the corner , staring at his car.

It stood in the corner of a small field, larger and more impressive than any I'd yet seen.

He would stand on the corner and chat with those passing by.

Freddie stood on the corner of the turning as lookout for Tommy Green the street bookmaker.

The Derby Tonelli grocery store of my mind could have stood around the corner from my house.

turn

Woolley turned a corner and saw Colonel Hawthorn instructing Corporal Hemsley in the about-turn.

The piglet made short little satisfied grunts and turned ever sharper corners .

Now I have stairs which actually turn the corner into a splendid hall.

The pickups passed slowly to the other end of town, throwing distance, then turned a corner .

Readers became familiar with their Doppelgangers, as if they had turned a corner and unexpectedly confronted themselves in a mirror.

It was exactly the sort of truth one discovers by turning a corner and colliding with a stranger.

We were turning the corner into their road.

But now it has turned the corner , having made about $ 23 million for fiscal 1995.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

If I should die, think only this of me:/That there's some corner of a foreign field/That is forever England

blind bend/corner

A combination of blind bends, and high speed frustrations has created a string of accident black spots.

Miss Defy screeched around a blind bend into the path of an oncoming sedan.

The lanes twisted across the spine of land in a series of blind corners and Miranda took each one without changing down.

cut corners

I want something deeper than the stuff you usually do for me, so don't look for ways to cut corners.

If I cut corners, I have something left on Saturday to go shopping with.

If it's rough, the manufacturer has cut corners by not sealing the back edge.

Men working on the site complained of pressure to cut corners to save time on the delayed project.

Operators who cut corners will get a licence for only 12 years.

People cut corners, creating new tracks and damaging the land.

fight your corner

He had nobody back in Langley who would be willing to fight his corner.

Jen fought her corner fiercely but Helen knew that she was winning.

Sara Keays has continued to fight her corner.

She always said he should have stayed to fight his corner.

have turned the corner

A superior actor might have turned the corner on this film.

Even Sandie looks as if she might have turned the corner.

I hope we have turned the corner.

The economy may well have turned the corner by the next election.

in a tight corner/spot

And now here was I in a tight corner and was I going to use violence?

Did people in tight corners always turn to her?

Drawbacks are the introduction of a bit more slop in the system and the potential for reduced access in tight spots.

Eight extra bullets in a tight spot could mean the difference between life and death.

However, employers could find themselves in a tight corner if they attempted to increase employee contributions or reduce benefits.

Or a mite more forgiving in a tight spot?

The better choice here is a crescent-pattern spanner which has angled jaws so that it can be reversed in tight corners.

You're in a tight spot.

take a bend/fence/corner etc

But Jack managed to have Bailey taking a corner - and then Bailey heading the flag-kick into the net.

He was also taking fencing, just because it was new and different.

Lucker has not been taking corners well.

Next time she came ... He began fantasising and had to take avoiding action 81 when he took a corner too wide.

Riding to hounds, taking fences and obstacles along a route dictated by the fox is a very skilled activity.

They take corners to the far post and have a direct shot at goal from a free kick.

Vi took a corner seat farthest away from the door.

We took a corner table and sat down.

the far side/end/corner etc

At the far end of the house, where her voice had faded, he heard a faucet going on.

Getting into the precarious cable car, the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.

He caught a last glimpse of a grey Mercedes on the far side of the central barrier railings.

Just then, he saw some one walk out of the trees which bordered the far side of the pasture.

The Ocean-Warming Piglet Long ago, on the far side of our planet, there lived a farmer named Li-pin.

The one bed that was occupied was at the far end of the ward.

The young man at the far end of the loom glanced at Maggie, and for an instant their eyes locked.

There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.

the four corners of the Earth/world

For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.

Even to the four corners of the world. 38.

He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.

People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.

Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

She picked the tablecloth up by the corners and folded it neatly.

You have some mustard on the left corner of your mouth.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A large emerald ring flashed a spot of light into a dark corner of the room.

But even more of a reprieve was lurking round the corner .

However, Gav's biggest collar is just around the corner .

In the corner of his eye he saw the other men on their stools lift their heads.

In the corners of the room there were vases filled with flowers.

Keep forward alongside wall on left and then alongside fence on left to gate in corner .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

market

Think you've bloody cornered the market in love, don't you?

But if the Conservative Party thought that it was cornering the market in citizenship, they were to be quickly disillusioned.

He cornered the market in heroes, as it were.

You've won so many cups, shields and tankards, you've cornered the silver market .

Most are the product of one extended family-the Jennings-that has cornered the market on Saturday Night Specials.

The girls who had been in since the start of the war had cornered the market in stripes.

But I suppose when you set out to corner the thirst market , you corner it all.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

If I should die, think only this of me:/That there's some corner of a foreign field/That is forever England

blind bend/corner

A combination of blind bends, and high speed frustrations has created a string of accident black spots.

Miss Defy screeched around a blind bend into the path of an oncoming sedan.

The lanes twisted across the spine of land in a series of blind corners and Miranda took each one without changing down.

in a tight corner/spot

And now here was I in a tight corner and was I going to use violence?

Did people in tight corners always turn to her?

Drawbacks are the introduction of a bit more slop in the system and the potential for reduced access in tight spots.

Eight extra bullets in a tight spot could mean the difference between life and death.

However, employers could find themselves in a tight corner if they attempted to increase employee contributions or reduce benefits.

Or a mite more forgiving in a tight spot?

The better choice here is a crescent-pattern spanner which has angled jaws so that it can be reversed in tight corners.

You're in a tight spot.

the far side/end/corner etc

At the far end of the house, where her voice had faded, he heard a faucet going on.

Getting into the precarious cable car, the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.

He caught a last glimpse of a grey Mercedes on the far side of the central barrier railings.

Just then, he saw some one walk out of the trees which bordered the far side of the pasture.

The Ocean-Warming Piglet Long ago, on the far side of our planet, there lived a farmer named Li-pin.

The one bed that was occupied was at the far end of the ward.

The young man at the far end of the loom glanced at Maggie, and for an instant their eyes locked.

There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.

the four corners of the Earth/world

For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.

Even to the four corners of the world. 38.

He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.

People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.

Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Douglas was cornered by the killers in the back bedroom of a seventh-floor apartment.

Hill cornered her at a party just before she left Washington.

The boys cornered him on a subway platform and began beating him.

The new Audis corner very well.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He was cornered outside the school by three apparent gang members wearing red, the emblem of the Nortenos.

If they are cornered by a predator, mountain goats will not hesitate to use their horns to defend themselves.

Pupo sits among these Strange white people, ashamed and cornered.

The building oozed a melancholy yet defiant air, cornered by an unforgiving landscape with which it refused to make any compromises.

The next day they went into battle with the desperate courage of brave men cornered.

There are other variations but they all end up with black's king being cornered on h8 or h7.

Though around Jessica he remained at least somewhat aloof, Kip could be brutal, especially when cornered.

Toplis was eventually cornered by police, I believe in Cumberland, and the murderer was shot dead whilst resisting arrest.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.