Definition of corner in English:
- The sides are straight and the corners at right angles.
- If your site includes any corners or other right angles, look for stone that already shows this shape.
- All the sides, corners, angles and areas are the same.
- I did as I was told and placed myself in a chair near the corner of the room.
- The woman continued to stare at her from her seat near the corner of the room, but she warmly smiled and got up.
- If you answered ‘yes’ to either of the above, then go straight to the nearest corner of the room without passing go.
- An empty house on the corner of Birch Street, West Bowling, is the first project to be blitzed by the group in a bid to improve the appearance of the area.
- We fared much better at Vox Populi, a funky old house on the corner of a tree-lined street.
- Speaking of which, has anyone bought that old brick house on the corner of Mason Street?
- They have actually had to be virtually backed into a corner.
- Such manoeuvres, however, are perhaps the inevitable consequence of scientists who are backed into a corner.
- We have been backed into a corner again by the council and are now facing the added financial burden of upgrading to meet new regulations.
- Still, right now, give me the man in the third corner, the one with the dreads, the silly smile and the big bat.
- Johnny Damon laces a single down the line and there are runners at the corners with one out.
- The aluminum-composite hybrid suspension handles sharp corners and loose curves with no problem.
- I noticed that a small crowd of people had gathered around a sharp corner of the road.
- This new circuit will allow for the testing of braking system performance in snow and ice conditions on sharp corners and twisty turns.
- Both of the young women and two of the younger men were out traveling the four corners of the kingdom to discover the problems that the people needed solved.
- This unique collection boasts a wide range of contributors of diverse backgrounds, drawn from the four corners of Ireland.
- Over the years it has grown in popularity and attracts a crowd from the four corners of Ireland, as well as a lot of people from Northern Ireland and the UK.
- They stood in opposite corners of the ring, our man with his back to the tent fighter, waiting to be called to fight by the clang of the bell.
- Dundee is livid in the corner between rounds while Foster has a smug look.
- Clay came to his corner after the fourth round complaining of a burning sensation in both eyes.
- McCline got up at the count of nine as the bell sounded to end the round, but his corner would not allow him to continue.
- It was apparent their corners told them that, whomever won round 4, would probably win the bout.
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- Frank led a raiding party of eight men who eventually succeeded in cornering the goat after a two-hour operation.
- The distressed bird was eventually cornered by one of the security officers, who used his cap to gather it into custody.
- The fox by now had run for cover, but each hole he went to was of course filled in, we finally catch up with the dogs who had by now got the fox cornered by a hedge.
- Cedric was a great listener, and could corner people into conversations really well.
- Finally, I managed to corner him in a way he could evade, but couldn't escape.
- She had managed to corner him and was currently explaining her plans for graduation.
- Last year, his attempt to corner the market in television football fell foul of British monopoly authorities.
- If you could bring together the handful of people who knew a niche, you could all but corner the market in it.
- No way was he going to let them corner the market in novelty and wonder.
- When the two-seater car is cornering, the outer wheels tilt inwards, leaving only the inner area of these tyres in contact with the road.
- A special microprocessor inside the seats takes a split-second to decide which airbags should be inflated to provide body support when the car is cornering.
- Alloy wheels can provide more responsive acceleration and braking as well as added strength, which can reduce tire deflection in cornering.
corn from (Old English):
Corn, meaning ‘the seed of wheat and similar plants’, is an Old English word whose root may date back as far as farming itself. The modern sense of corny is a development of an earlier sense, dating from the 1930s, that described something, especially music, of a simple and unsophisticated type that appealed to people living in the country. Kernel (Old English) is based on corn and was originally a ‘little corn or seed’. The other kind of corn (Late Middle English), the small area of thickened horn-like skin on your foot, comes from Latin cornu ‘horn’. Cornu, which could also mean ‘tip’ or ‘corner’, is the source too of corner (Middle English)—you can think of a corner as the part of something that sticks out or forms the tip.
The trumpet-like cornet (Late Middle English) is now made from brass, but it was originally a wind instrument made out of a horn, and Latin cornu is again the source. The early 20th century ice-cream cornet gets its name because it resembles that of the instrument. One brand of ice cream is called a Cornetto (‘little horn’), and this Italian word was also the name of an old musical instrument, a straight or curved wooden wind instrument with finger holes and a cup-shaped mouthpiece. See also horn
(just) around (or round) the corner
- Very near: there’s a pharmacy around the cornerMore example sentences
- I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.
- Power, he reflected, was like a figure in a hall of mirrors, just disappearing round the corner when you get close to it.
- Two fire engines attended the scene, one of which later attended a further car fire round the corner in Burgess Road.
- see cut.
in someone's corner
- 3.1On someone’s side; giving someone support and encouragement.Example sentences
- We all know someone that fits into this category, and they are the people you want on your side or in your corner.
- With the moral and financial support of parents fervently in his corner, Johnathan's case is set to go before the School Board for a final hearing Tuesday.
- And while Camilla has had the benefit of excellent spin doctors and a camp of loyal supporters, Wallis had little support in her corner of the ring.
on (or at or in) every corner
- Everywhere: there were saloons on every corner it’s difficult to readjust when the past assaults you at every corner young executives sprouted in every cornerMore example sentences
- Food is inspected and health and safety executives lurk at every corner, ready to pounce if there is any chance that you are enjoying yourself.
- The work that's been carried out by the group over the past quarter of a century is in evidence in every corner.
- When we deployed, there seemed to be gunmen on every corner.
see someone/something out of (or from) the corner of one's eye
- See someone or something at the edge of one’s field of vision.Example sentences
- Everyone knows the general scenario that accompanies a sighting: a lone witness who sees something out of the corner of their eye.
- Finally, after walking around the aisles with that despondent ‘they were right here’ look, I see them out of the corner of my eye.
- Strange shadows can appear and disappear in moments and you seem to see movements out of the corner of your eye.
turn the corner
- see turn.
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