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Definition 1: something sentimental or trite - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where corn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that movie was pure corn

(corn is a kind of ...) falsely emotional in a maudlin way

Definition 2: ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for corn in the sense of this definition

(corn is a kind of ...) foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

(... is a kind of corn ) corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft

(... is a kind of corn ) hulled corn with the bran and germ removed

(... is a kind of corn ) small kernels of corn exploded by heat

(corn is a part of ...) a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating

(... is part of corn) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

Definition 3: whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for corn in the sense of this definition

(corn is a kind of ...) a liquor made from fermented mash of grain

(... is a kind of corn ) whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

Definition 4: tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for corn in the sense of this definition

(corn is a kind of ...) grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

(... is a kind of corn ) corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain

(... is a kind of corn ) a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating

(... is a kind of corn ) corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat

(corn is a part of ...) ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food

(corn is a part of ...) the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn

(corn is a part of ...) the stalk of a corn plant

(corn is a part of ...) fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

(... is a member of corn) corn

Definition 5: (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland) - [noun denoting plant]

(corn is a kind of ...) grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

Definition 6: the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal - [noun denoting plant]

(corn is a kind of ...) a single whole grain of a cereal

"a kernel of corn"

(corn is made of the substance ...) oil from the germs of corn grains

Definition 7: a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for corn in the sense of this definition

(corn is a kind of ...) an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

Definition 8: preserve with salt - [verb of change]

Samples where corn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • corned beef

(corn is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(corn belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 9: feed (cattle) with corn - [verb of consumption]

(corn is a kind of ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

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