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kawr ner

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

  • First of all, as economist Robert Shiller has pointed out, the index that bears his name has shown signs of turning a corner in the past.
  • As the Senate prepared to reconvene, Republican members were poised for a hard game of puss-in-corner.
  • In the old days, cornering a market in commodities or stocks was a favorite pastime among the wizards of Wall Street and the giants of the grain pits.
News & Articles


  • Henry Waxman in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    Waxman said that "there is not a single e-mail or document that shows you paid even the slightest attention to the dangers at this well," adding later that the documents showed that BP "cut corner after corner to save a million dollars here...
  • Don Coryell in
    I think that there is a real concern that Russia has turned the corner here and is headed back toward its past rather than toward its future, and my hope is that we will see actions in the weeks and months to come that provide us some... Robert Gates Detroit Free Press Aug 18, 2008 22439 30106 cornerback He was overdue, I'll tell you that," said Coryell, 82. "He's a great one. He's everything you would want in a professional football player. He was our best cornerback, best cover man, hell of a return man, too."

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