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Definition of Corner


  1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
  2. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
  3. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
  4. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
  5. Direction; quarter.
  6. The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock.
  7. To drive into a corner.
  8. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
  9. To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.
  10. A free kick from close to the nearest corner flag post, allowed to the opposite side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line.

Corner Quotations

Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.
Barack Obama

Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
Marilyn Monroe

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
George Bernard Shaw

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Albert Camus

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley
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Corner Translations

corner in Dutch is opkopen, accapareren
corner in Finnish is kulma
corner in French is acculez, monopoliser, acculons, accaparer
corner in German is Ecke
corner in Latin is angulus
corner in Portuguese is canto
corner in Spanish is esquina

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