cater-cornered

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cater-cornered slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cater-cornered Diagonal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cater-cornered Diagonal; set diagonally.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Cater to cut diagonally

Usage

In literature:

Across the table from him, cater-cornered, at Mr. Morse's right, sat Judge Blount, a local superior court judge.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
I met the most embarrassingly cater-cornered families.
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
I was hurty from head to toe and back again, and crosswise and cater-cornered.
""Speaking of Operations--"" by Irvin S. Cobb
Listen here to me: They're so dad-gum opposite they're plum' cater-cornered!
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
A young feller we'd never seen afore was comin' cater-corners from the station.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
There are more caterers and florists in Ithaca than in Hayt's Corners.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
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In news:

Urban Outfitters, a clothing and accessories retailer that caters to young men and women, opened a three-level store this week at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway.
With lunch catered by The Corner Bakery Cafe.
Rawhide is a corner bar catering mostly to the "real men" crowd who prefer leather and Levi's over khakis and linen.
The meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and catered by Blackberry Corners.
Sarah's on the Square , located at the corner of California and Commerce Streets in downtown Gainesville, was opened in 2007 by local and professional caterer Donna Hertel.
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