|Origin:||cornere, from corne 'horn, corner', from Latin cornu 'horn, point'|
cor‧ner1 S1 W2
the point at which two lines or edges meet:
where two lines/edges meet[countable]
He pulled a dirty handkerchief out by its corner and waved it at me.
Their initials were sewn on the corner of every pillow.
in the corner (of something)
The TV station's name appears in the corner of the screen.
on the corner (of something)
Jessie sat on the corner of her bed.
a three-cornered hat
road[countable usually singular]
the point where two roads meet
Ruth walked with her as far as the corner of the road.
on the corner
The hotel is on the corner of 5th and Maine.
at the corner
Several women were standing at the corner, talking to two police officers.
kids hanging around on street corners
the place inside a room or box where two walls or sides meet
corner of a room/box[countable usually singular]
in the corner (of something)
There was an old piano in the corner of the living room.
I reserved a corner table in my favourite restaurant.
the sides of your mouth or eyes:
A tear appeared in the corner of his eye.
a difficult situation that you cannot easily escape from
back/box/force/push somebody into a corner (=put someone into a situation where they do not have any choices about what to do)
Don't let your enemies back you into a corner.
The writers have painted themselves into a corner by killing off all the most popular characters in the first series.
He found himself in a tight corner (=a very difficult situation) looking for a way to get out.
a kick that one team is allowed to take from one of the corners of their opponent's end of the field
any of the four corners of the area in which the competitors fight in boxing or wrestling, especially one of the two corners where the competitors go in between rounds
a distant place in another part of the world
She's gone off to work in some remote corner of the world.
People came from the four corners of the world (=from lots of different places) to make America their new home.
to notice something accidentally, without turning your head towards it or looking for it:
Out of the corner of her eye she saw the dog running towards her.
There's a bus stop just around the corner.
likely to happen soon:
Economic recovery is just around the corner.
to start to become successful or to feel better or happier, after a time when you have been unsuccessful, ill, or unhappy:
We knew Dad had turned the corner when he started complaining about the hospital food.
11 British English
to try very hard to defend yourself in a discussion or argument, or to do this for someone else:
My line manager supports me, and says she's willing to fight my corner.
to save time, money, or energy by doing things quickly and not as carefully as you should:
Don't try to cut corners when you're decorating.
to go across the corner of something, especially a road, instead of staying next to the edges
to be the only company, organization etc that has a particular product, ability, advantage etc:
London does not have a corner on film festivals.
The company admitted reducing prices to get a corner on the market.