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Dictionary definition for: Corner

1. (v) gain control over; "corner the gold market"

2. (n) a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner" "he glanced out of the corner of his eye"

3. (v) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

4. (n) the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"

5. (n) an interior angle formed be two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"

6. (v) turn a corner; "the car corners"

7. (n) the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"

8. (n) the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect; "the corners of a cube"

9. (n) a small concavity

10. (n) a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"

11. (n) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"

12. (n) a projecting part that is corner-shaped; "he knocked off the corners"

13. (n) a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"

14. (n) (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

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