definition of corner by The Free Dictionary

n

1. the place, position, or angle formed by the meeting of two converging lines or surfaces

2. (Mathematics) a projecting angle of a solid object or figure

3. the place where two streets meet

4. any small, secluded, secret, or private place

5. a dangerous or awkward position, esp from which escape is difficult: a tight corner.

6. any part, region or place, esp a remote place

7. something used to protect or mark a corner, as of the hard cover of a book

8. (Economics) commerce a monopoly over the supply of a commodity so that its market price can be controlled

9. (Soccer) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players

10. (Rugby) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players

11. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) soccer hockey a free kick or shot from the corner of the field, taken against a defending team when the ball goes out of play over their goal line after last touching one of their players

12. (Boxing) either of two opposite angles of a boxing ring in which the opponents take their rests

13. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a junction between two rock faces forming an angle of between 60° and 120°. US name: dihedral

14. cut corners to do something in the easiest and shortest way, esp at the expense of high standards

15. round the corner just round the corner close at hand

16. turn the corner to pass the critical point (in an illness, etc)

17. (modifier) located on a corner: a corner shop.

18. (modifier) suitable or designed for a corner: a corner table.

19. (Logic) logic either of a pair of symbols used in the same way as ordinary quotation marks to indicate quasi quotation. See quasi-quotation
vb

20. (tr) to manoeuvre (a person or animal) into a position from which escape is difficult or impossible: finally they cornered the fox.

21. (tr) to furnish or provide with corners

22. (tr) to place in or move into a corner

23. (Economics) (tr)

a. to acquire enough of (a commodity) to attain control of the market

b. Also: engross to attain control of (a market) in such a manner. Compare forestall3

24. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of vehicles, etc) to turn a corner

25. (intr) US to be situated on a corner

26. (Soccer) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner

27. (Rugby) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner

28. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) (intr) (in soccer, etc) to take a corner

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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