part of speech: noun

definition 1: the place where two lines or surfaces meet to form an angle.

  • Stand in the corner of the room.
  • Someone tore off the corners of the pages in this library book.

definition 2: the place where two paths, roads, or streets meet.

  • The bank is on the corner of Madison Street and Washington Avenue.

definition 3: a position from which escape is difficult.

  • Telling all those lies really put him in a corner.

definition 4: a far away or little known place or region.

  • She has gone away to a far corner of the earth.


part of speech: verb

inflections: corners, cornering, cornered

definition: to put in an uncomfortable or difficult position.

  • She cornered him to find out who had said those mean things about her.
  • The campers were cornered by a bear.