From Middle English corner, from Anglo-Norman cornere (compare Old French cornier, corniere (“corner”)), from Old French corne (“corner, angle”, literally “a horn, projecting point”), from Vulgar Latin *corna (“horn”), from Latin cornua, plural of cornū (“projecting point, end, horn”). More at hirn.
corner (plural corners)
- The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
- The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.
- The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
- The chimney corner was full of cobwebs.
- The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
- Herbert bruised his shin on the corner of the coffee table.
- An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
- The liquor store on the corner also sold lottery tickets.
- An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
- Shining a light in the dark corners of the mind
- I took a trip out to his corner of town.
- A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
- On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet corner and curl up with a good book.
- (business, finance) A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
- In the 1970's, private investors tried to obtain a corner on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
- (baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
- The pitch was just off the corner, low and outside.
- (baseball) first base or third base.
- There are runners on the corners with just one out.
- (soccer) A corner kick.
- 2006, Kelly K. Chappell, Effects of Concept-based Instruction on Calculus Students’ Acquisition of Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Skill, in John Dossey, Solomon Friedberg, Glenda Lappan, W. James Lewis (editorial committee), Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education VI, page 41,
- Of the students enrolled in a traditional learning environment, 65% (42 of 65) correctly answered that the function was not differentiable (or had no derivative) at .Of those, 55% (23 of 42) argued that a function did not have a derivative at a corner.
- (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
- The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
- (transitive) To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
- The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.
- (transitive) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
- The buyers attempted to corner the shares of the railroad stock, so as to facilitate their buyout.
- It's extremely hard to corner the petroleum market because there are so many players.
- (automotive, transitive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
- As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
- (automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
- That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
Derived terms 
- corner flag
- corner kick
- corner shop
- corner store
- corner tooth
- cow corner
- kitty corner
- long corner
- short corner
- paint oneself into a corner
See also 
corner m (plural corners)
- snowy mespilus (Amelanchier ovalis)
Etymology 1 
corner m (plural corners)
Etymology 2 
- to fold a corner of a page
- to blow, horn (a cornet or horn)
- to bellow
- to honk, beep (a vehicle's horn)
- to shout from the rooftops
|gerund||en cornant||en ayant corné|
|present perfect||Use the present tense of avoir followed by the past participle|
|pluperfect||Use the imperfect tense of avoir followed by the past participle|
|past anterior1||Use the past historic tense of avoir followed by the past participle|
|future perfect||Use the future tense of avoir followed by the past participle|
|conditional perfect||Use the conditional tense of avoir followed by the past participle|
|subjunctive||que je (j’)||que tu||qu’il||que nous||que vous||qu’ils|
|past||Use the present subjunctive of avoir followed by the past participle|
|pluperfect1||Use the imperfect subjunctive of avoir followed by the past participle|
Directly from English
corner m (plural corner)