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Definition 1: the intersection of two streets - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • standing on the corner watching all the girls go by

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) a junction where one street or road crosses another

(... is a kind of corner ) a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving

Definition 2: (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is part of corner) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(corner belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 3: an interior angle formed by two meeting walls - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a piano was in one corner of the room

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is a kind of corner ) area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'

(... is a kind of corner ) a corner by a fireplace

(... is part of corner) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 4: the point where two lines meet or intersect - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the corners of a rectangle

(corner is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of corner ) either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet

Definition 5: the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the corners of a cube

(corner is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

Definition 6: a place off to the side of an area - [noun denoting location]

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

  • he tripled to the rightfield corner
  • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean

(corner is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

Definition 7: a remote area - [noun denoting location]

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

  • in many corners of the world they still practice slavery

(corner is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

Definition 8: a projecting part where two sides or edges meet - [noun denoting object]

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

  • he knocked off the corners

(corner is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

Definition 9: a small concavity - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of corner ) a small recess in the wall of the pharynx

Definition 10: a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade - [noun denoting state]

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

  • a corner on the silver market

(corner is a kind of ...) (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller

"a monopoly on silver" "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"

Definition 11: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible - [noun denoting state]

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

  • his lying got him into a tight corner

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

"finds himself in a most awkward predicament" "the woeful plight of homeless people"

Definition 12: turn a corner - [verb of motion]

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

  • the car corners

(corner is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 13: force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for corner in the sense of this definition

(corner is a kind of ...) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

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

  • corner the gold market

(corner is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

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