corner

Definitions

  • A Corner of Hyde Park
    A Corner of Hyde Park
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v corner turn a corner "the car corners"
    • v corner force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
    • v corner gain control over "corner the gold market"
    • n corner the intersection of two streets "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
    • n corner (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
    • n corner an interior angle formed by two meeting walls "a piano was in one corner of the room"
    • n corner the point where two lines meet or intersect "the corners of a rectangle"
    • n corner a place off to the side of an area "he tripled to the rightfield corner","the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
    • n corner a remote area "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
    • n corner the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect "the corners of a cube"
    • n corner a projecting part where two sides or edges meet "he knocked off the corners"
    • n corner a small concavity
    • n corner a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible "his lying got him into a tight corner"
    • n corner a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade "a corner on the silver market"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Quiet Corner in Witley A Quiet Corner in Witley
Paring a Corner Round Paring a Corner Round
a. Corner-iron. b. Straight plate. c. Panel-iron a. Corner-iron. b. Straight plate. c. Panel-iron
A square building with a tower on one corner A square building with a tower on one corner
Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...
BLOCK AT CORNER OF CENTRAL AND MIDDLE STREETS, 1848 BLOCK AT CORNER OF CENTRAL AND MIDDLE STREETS, 1848
My Corner My Corner
A CORNER OF THE MILKY WAY A CORNER OF THE MILKY WAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper right-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner
    • n Corner (Association Football) 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 A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook. "This thing was not done in a corner ."
    • Corner An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part. "From the four corners of the earth they come."
    • Corner Direction; quarter. "Sits the wind in that corner !"
    • Corner The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
    • Corner The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner .
    • Corner 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.
    • Corner To drive into a corner.
    • Corner To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
    • Corner 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lovers in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
    • n corner The intersection of two converging lines or surfaces; an angle, whether internal or external: as, the corner of a building; the four corners of a square; the corner of two streets.
    • n corner The space between two converging lines or surfaces; specifically, the space near their intersection: as, the four corners of a room.
    • n corner Hence A narrow space partly inclosed; a small secret or retired place.
    • n corner Indefinitely, any part, even the least and most remote or concealed: used emphatically, involving the inclusion of all parts: as, they searched every corner of the forest.
    • n corner The end, extremity, or margin.
    • n corner In bookbinding: A triangular tool used for decorating the corners of a book. Also corner-piece. The leather or other material used in the corners of a half-bound book, One of the metal guards used to protect the corners of heavily bound books.
    • n corner A metallic cap or guard used to protect the corners of furniture, trunks, boxes, etc.
    • n corner In surveying, a mark placed at a corner of a surveyed tract.
    • n corner A monopolizing of the marketable supply of a stock or commodity, through purchases for immediate or future delivery, generally by a secretly organized combination, for the purpose of raising the price: as, a corner in wheat.
    • corner To drive or force into a corner, or into a place whence there is no escape.
    • corner To drive or force into a position of great difficulty; force into a position where failure, defeat, or surrender is inevitable; place in a situation from which escape is impossible: as, to corner a person in an argument.
    • corner To meet in a corner or angle; form a corner.
    • corner To be situated on or at a corner; impinge or be connected at an angle: as, the house corners on the main street, or (when standing cornerwise) to the street or road; Sweden corners on Russia at the north.
    • n corner Specifically, a projecting angle in the side of an instrument of the viol family. In instruments of the true violin group there are two corners on each side, between which is the concave indentation called the waist. See block, 19.
    • n corner In mathematics, a vertex or summit of a polyhedron.
    • n corner In field hockey, a free hit against the defending side, made within three feet of the nearest corner flag.
    • corner In making turpentine, to cut out a triangular shallow chip above each of the two corners of the box, to prepare the tree for chipping and to direct the flow of resin into the box.
    • corner To form a corner in (a stock or commodity). See to corner the market.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners or their eyes.
    • n Corner kor′nėr the point where two lines meet: a secret or confined place: an embarrassing position, difficulty:
    • v.t Corner to supply with corners: to put in a corner: to put in a fix or difficulty
    • n Corner kor′nėr (obs.) a point in a rubber at whist: a free kick given to the opposite side when a player in football kicks the ball over his own goal-line: an operation by which the whole of a stock or commodity is bought up, so that speculative sellers are compelled to buy, to meet their engagements, at the corner-men's own price
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Quotations

  • Jean Paul Richter
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    “Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.”
  • Rupert Brooke
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    “If I should die, think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses.”
  • Wilson Mizner
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    “Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.”

Idioms

Corner a market - If a business is dominant in an area and unlikely to be challenged by other companies, it has cornered the market.
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Cut corners - If people try to do something as cheaply or as quickly as possible, often sacrificing quality, they are cutting corners.
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Four corners of the earth - If something goes to, or comes from, the four corners of the earth, it goes or comes absolutely everywhere.
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Have someone in your corner - If you have someone in your corner, you have their support or help.
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Just around the corner - If something is just around the corner, then it is expected to happen very soon.
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Paint yourself into a corner - (USA) If someone paints themselves into a corner, they get themselves into a mess.
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Turn the corner - To get over a bad run. When a loss making venture ceases to make losses, it has "turned the corner".
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. corniere, cornier, LL. cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu, horn, end, point. See Horn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. corniere—L. cornu.

Usage

In literature:

She sat dreaming a few minutes, the corners of the red mouth drooping.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Should she go out and get change from the obliging tobacconist at the corner or should she take a chance?
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
At last, around a little corner in the stairs, the first girl is summoned.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
He sat down on a chair by the corner of the fireplace.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
When he saw the two approaching, he reached over in the corner and handed out a hickory pole peeled to a beautiful white.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Just short of the great cross-roads at Hyde Park Corner she brought the car to a halt.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
He came out of his revery to find himself again at the Madison Street corner.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
She made a grand court curtsey, and then sat silently, like a wee white flower, in a corner.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Thin folk hold on at corners.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
She in her corner called him from his wanderings.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Sharp corner of stones in piers and docks.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It blazed up generously, filling every corner of the shack with light, and giving them more confidence.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
There's a hansom coming round the corner.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
To do this, both thicknesses of leather are cut through from the corner of the board to the corner of the inside margin.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
As it is, he has at least a corner of his own, a house to live in, and a garden.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
From this point to the corner of Smith Street the road is known as Queen's Road.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
He wasn't allowed to go beyond that corner, and his mother didn't like to have him go so far as the corner.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
Farther uptown, on the corner of Gay and Market Streets, was the home of The Potomac Fire Engine Company.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Truly a primitive settlement was the 'Corner.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The road went through part of the town and then took a curve round a corner into a street that led out into the open country.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
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In poetry:

Far, far into the darkness
Fences and trees withdraw.
You stand there on the corner,
Under the falling snow.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
Was such a corner, such a place,
A paradise to thee,
A Peniel, where face to face
Thy Husband fair didst see?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
The Scribes and angry Priests
Reject thine only son,
Yet on this rock shall Zion rest,
As the chief corner stone.
"Hymn 4" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
When you turn the corner
And you run into yourself
Then you know that you have turned
All the corners that are left
"Final Curve" by Langston Hughes
There's a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.
"A Patch Of Old Snow" by Robert Frost
Let the spirit from above,
That once hovered, like a dove,
O'er the Jordan, hither flown,
Hover o'er this Corner Stone.
"Hymns For Dedication X" by John Pierpont

In news:

A new addition to the busy Four Corners in Delmar is promising to offer an opportunity to slow life down and relax with an offering of yoga and energy healing services.
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author star of book signing party at Pooh's Corner in Breton Village Mall.
SOMETHING NEW This past week's gorgeous weather reminded me that the time to pull out the pea coats and pack up the sundresses is just around the corner.
Want to turn a quiet corner bar or a suburban cocktail hour into a hockey fight.
We can't really say Christmas is just around the corner anymore, because it's officially this Sunday.
Juicy J, Smoke Dza, Fat Trel, Joey Bada$$, Cashius Green with Pheo, Short Stop, Corner Boy P.
Spanish duel goes to the last corner, with Crutchlow getting first podium finish.
2 Broads With Alotta Sound will headline the first of six free concerts at the Elk's Club Lawn at the corner of Yates and South Allen streets.
Norwegian death metal is a fascinatingly dark corner of the musician-as-fanatic landscape.
LOS ANGELES—Halloween is just around the corner, which is easily proven by the spooky chill in the air and the abundance of pumpkins on every stoop.
As I grabbed a few things, a moving flash caught the corner of my eye.
Sector E in Brownsville had more stop and frisks than any other corner of the city.
It's time again for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest held every year on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island, NY.
Our house at Four Corners at 5am this morning.
Tim Coulter's farm in this rocky corner of northeastern Pennsylvania is in financial trouble.
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In science:

With these notions in place we can show that on the hypercube both definitions of quantum hitting time lead to polynomial quantities for the walk from one corner to the opposite corner.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
This is in stark contrast to the classical case, where the corner-to-corner hitting time is exponential.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
If p is piecewise linear, a free corner of p is a point t ∈ [0, 1] for which p(t) ∈ R2\Z2 and at which the path p changes directions; we refer to p(t) as the position of the corner.
Random Surfaces
We also refer to each connected component of p−1 [Z2 × S 1 ] as a loop corner of p; the length of a loop corner is the length of the corresponding arc; the position is the corresponding point x ∈ Z2 .
Random Surfaces
We say p is taut if it contains no free corners and the length of every loop corner is at least π .
Random Surfaces
For Lie algebras of type D and E , the proof becomes complicated, due to the fact that the root adjacent to a corner root α1 in the Dynkin diagram of g, need not be a corner root in the Dynkin diagram associated to ∆\{α1}.
Unique decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of simple algebraic groups
Here a walker starts at the lower left hand corner of a L (cid:2) L square lattice and heads in diagonal direction of the opposite corner.
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
The lower left corner of the dotted rectangles drawn within the diagrams represents input values (−0.5, −0.5) and the upper right corner of the rectangles represents input values (0.5, 0.5).
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
We consider a square lattice of size L×L, and an interface that joins the bottom left corner of the square to the top right corner.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Geometrically, the set of admissible vectors A(r) can be identified with the intersection of the cone Rn+1 and the affine subspace that consists of matrices of order n + 1 whose NW-corner (north-west corner) coincides with the matrix r .
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
As p increases from 0 to 1, we move along the curve in Figure 2 from the top right-hand corner to the bottom left-hand corner.
Some Remarks on the Optimal Level of Randomization in Global Optimization
It is in Tabloidk if the inner corners of this tableau satisfy i + j < k and the outer corners i + j ≥ k .
Exact expectations for random graphs and assignments
Not even all tabloidal edge sets B contribute to the sum, only those in Tabloidk , that is such that the inner corners of the tableau lie above the k-diagonal and the outer corners lie below or on it (see Fig. 3).
Exact expectations for random graphs and assignments
Note that the product wil l be nonzero only if al l ki > 0 (inner corners above the k-diagonal) and al l ki ≤ mi , ni (outer corners below or on the k-diagonal).
Exact expectations for random graphs and assignments
Let the pixel at the lower left corner has the coordinates (−0.5, −0.5) and let the pixel at the upper right corner has the coordinates (0.5, 0.5).
Distant generalization by feedforward neural networks
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