Meaning of CORNER in English

CORNER

/ ˈkɔːnə(r); NAmE ˈkɔːrn-/ noun , verb

■ noun

OF BUILDING / OBJECT / SHAPE

1.

a part of sth where two or more sides, lines or edges join :

the four corners of a square

Write your address in the top right-hand corner of the letter.

I hit my knee on the corner of the table.

A smile lifted the corner of his mouth.

a speck of dirt in the corner of her eye

-CORNERED

2.

(in adjectives) with the number of corners mentioned; involving the number of groups mentioned :

a three-cornered hat

a three-cornered fight

OF ROOM / BOX

3.

the place inside a room or a box where two sides join; the area around this place :

There was a television in the far corner of the room.

a corner table / seat / cupboard

OF ROADS

4.

a place where two streets join :

There was a group of youths standing on the street corner .

Turn right at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards.

There's a hotel on / at the corner of my street.

The wind hit him as he turned the corner .

5.

a sharp bend in a road :

The car was taking the corners too fast.

AREA / REGION

6.

a region or an area of a place (sometimes used for one that is far away or difficult to reach) :

She lives in a quiet corner of rural Yorkshire.

Students come here from the four corners of the world.

He knew every corner of the old town.

DIFFICULT SITUATION

7.

[ usually sing. ] a difficult situation :

to back / drive / force sb into a corner

They had got her in a corner, and there wasn't much she could do about it.

He was used to talking his way out of tight corners .

IN SPORT

8.

( in sports such as football ( soccer ) and hockey ) a free kick or hit that you take from the corner of your opponent's end of the field :

to take a corner

The referee awarded a corner.

—see also corner kick

9.

( in boxing and wrestling ) any of the four corners of a ring ; the supporters who help in the corner

IDIOMS

- (just) around / round the corner

- cut corners

- cut the corner

—more at fight verb

IDIOMS

- see sth out of the corner of your eye

- turn the corner

—more at tight

■ verb

TRAP SB

1.

[ vn ] [ often passive ] to get a person or an animal into a place or situation from which they cannot escape :

The man was finally cornered by police in a garage.

If cornered, the snake will defend itself.

2.

[ vn ] to go towards sb in a determined way, because you want to speak to them :

I found myself cornered by her on the stairs.

THE MARKET

3.

[ vn ] corner the market (in sth) to get control of the trade in a particular type of goods :

They've cornered the market in silver.

OF VEHICLE / DRIVER

4.

[ v ] ( BrE ) to go around a corner :

The car has excellent cornering (= it is easy to steer around corners) .

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French , based on Latin cornu horn, tip, corner.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.