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English noun: corner

1. corner (location) a place off to the side of an area

SamplesHe tripled to the rightfield corner.
The southeastern corner of the Mediterranean.

Broader (hypernym)area, country

2. corner (location) the point where two lines meet or intersect

SamplesThe corners of a rectangle.

Broader (hypernym)point

Narrower (hyponym)canthus

3. corner (artifact) an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

SamplesA piano was in one corner of the room.


Broader (hypernym)area

Narrower (hyponym)amen corner, chimney corner, inglenook

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

4. corner (artifact) the intersection of two streets

SamplesStanding on the corner watching all the girls go by.

Synonymsstreet corner, turning point

Broader (hypernym)carrefour, crossing, crossroad, crossway, intersection

Narrower (hyponym)blind corner

5. corner (location) the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

SamplesThe corners of a cube.

Broader (hypernym)point

6. corner (shape) a small concavity

Synonymsniche, recess, recession

Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

Narrower (hyponym)pharyngeal recess

7. corner (state) a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade

SamplesA corner on the silver market.

Broader (hypernym)monopoly

8. corner (state) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

SamplesHis lying got him into a tight corner.


Broader (hypernym)plight, predicament, quandary

9. corner (object) a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

SamplesHe knocked off the corners.

Broader (hypernym)part, piece

10. corner (location) a remote area

SamplesIn many corners of the world they still practice slavery.

Broader (hypernym)area, country

11. corner (artifact) (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

Domain categoryarchitecture

English verb: corner

1. corner (social) gain control over

SamplesCorner the gold market.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)command, control

2. corner (motion) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

3. corner (motion) turn a corner

SamplesThe car corners.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)turn

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