Meaning of CORNER in English


I. ˈkȯr-nər noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cornere, from corne horn

Date: 13th century


a. : the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet : angle

b. : the place of intersection of two streets or roads

c. : a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner

2. : the angular part or space between meeting lines, edges, or borders near the vertex of the angle

the southwest corner of the state

the corner s of the tablecloth


a. : the area of a playing field or court near the intersection of the sideline and the goal line or baseline


(1) : either of the four angles of a boxing ring ; especially : the area in which a boxer rests or is worked on by his seconds during periods between rounds

(2) : a group of supporters, well-wishers, or adherents associated especially with a contestant

c. : the side of home plate nearest to or farthest from a batter

a fast ball over the outside corner

d. : corner kick


(1) : the outside of a football formation

(2) : cornerback


a. : a private, secret, or remote place

a quiet corner of New England

to every corner of the earth

dark corner s of the mind

b. : a difficult or embarrassing situation : a position from which escape or retreat is difficult or impossible

was backed into a corner

4. : control or ownership of enough of the available supply of a commodity or security especially to permit manipulation of the price

5. : a point at which significant change occurs — often used in the phrase turn the corner

• cor·nered -nərd adjective

- around the corner

II. adjective

Date: 13th century

1. : situated at a corner

the corner drugstore

2. : used or fitted for use in or on a corner

a corner table

III. verb

Date: 1824

transitive verb


a. : to drive into a corner

the animal is dangerous when corner ed

b. : to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview

2. : to get a corner on

corner the market

intransitive verb

1. : to meet or converge at a corner or angle

2. : to turn a corner

the car corner s well

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.