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Definition of Corner

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

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot

Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.
Nicki Minaj

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Carl Sagan

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney

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
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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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