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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.


Synonymsnook


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.


Synonymsbox


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


Synonymsquoin


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


Synonymstree


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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