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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corner  \Cor"ner\,  n.  (Association  Football)  [More  fully  {corner 
  kick}.] 
  A  free  kick  from  close  to  the  nearest  corner  flag  post 
  allowed  to  the  opposite  side  when  a  player  has  sent  the  ball 
  behind  his  own  goal  line 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corner  \Cor"ner\  (k?r"n?r),  n.  [OF.  corniere  cornier,  LL 
  cornerium  corneria,  fr  L.  cornu  horn,  end  point.  See 
  {Horn}.] 
  1.  The  point  where  two  converging  lines  meet  an  angle, 
  either  external  or  internal. 
 
  2.  The  space  in  the  angle  between  converging  lines  or  walls 
  which  meet  in  a  point;  as  the  chimney  corner. 
 
  3.  An  edge  or  extremity;  the  part  farthest  from  the  center; 
  hence  any  quarter  or  part 
 
  From  the  four  corners  of  the  earth  they  come 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  secret  or  secluded  place  a  remote  or  out  of  the  way 
  place  a  nook. 
 
  This  thing  was  not  done  in  a  corner.  --Acts  xxvi. 
  26. 
 
  5.  Direction;  quarter. 
 
  Sits  the  wind  in  that  corner!  --Shak. 
 
  6.  The  state  of  things  produced  by  a  combination  of  persons, 
  who  buy  up  the  whole  or  the  available  part  of  any  stock  or 
  species  of  property,  which  compels  those  who  need  such 
  stock  or  property  to  buy  of  them  at  their  own  price;  as  a 
  corner  in  a  railway  stock.  [Broker's  Cant] 
 
  {Corner  stone},  the  stone  which  lies  at  the  corner  of  two 
  walls,  and  unites  them  the  principal  stone;  especially, 
  the  stone  which  forms  the  corner  of  the  foundation  of  an 
  edifice;  hence  that  which  is  fundamental  importance  or 
  indispensable.  ``A  prince  who  regarded  uniformity  of  faith 
  as  the  corner  stone  of  his  government.''  --Prescott. 
 
  {Corner  tooth},  one  of  the  four  teeth  which  come  in  a  horse's 
  mouth  at  the  age  of  four  years  and  a  half,  one  on  each 
  side  of  the  upper  and  of  the  lower  jaw,  between  the  middle 
  teeth  and  the  tushes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corner  \Cor"ner\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cornered}  (-n?rd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Cornering}.] 
  1.  To  drive  into  a  corner. 
 
  2.  To  drive  into  a  position  of  great  difficulty  or  hopeless 
  embarrassment;  as  to  corner  a  person  in  argument. 
 
  3.  To  get  command  of  (a  stock,  commodity,  etc.),  so  as  to  be 
  able  to  put  one's  own  price  on  it  as  to  corner  the 
  shares  of  a  railroad  stock;  to  corner  petroleum. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corner 
  n  1:  a  place  off  to  the  side  of  an  area;  "he  tripled  to  the 
  rightfield  corner";  "he  glanced  out  of  the  corner  of  his 
  eye" 
  2:  the  point  where  two  lines  meet  or  intersect;  "the  corners  of 
  a  rectangle" 
  3:  an  interior  angle  formed  be  two  meeting  walls;  "a  piano  was 
  in  one  corner  of  the  room"  [syn:  {nook}] 
  4:  the  intersection  of  two  streets;  "standing  on  the  corner 
  watching  all  the  girls  go  by"  [syn:  {street  corner},  {turning 
  point}] 
  5:  the  point  where  three  areas  or  surfaces  meet  or  intersect; 
  "the  corners  of  a  cube" 
  6:  a  small  concavity  [syn:  {recess},  {recession},  {niche}] 
  7:  a  temporary  monopoly  on  a  kind  of  commercial  trade:  "a 
  corner  on  the  silver  market" 
  8:  a  predicament  from  which  a  skillful  or  graceful  escape  is 
  impossible;  "his  lying  got  him  into  a  tight  corner"  [syn: 
  {box}] 
  9:  a  projecting  part  that  is  corner-shaped;  "he  knocked  off  the 
  corners" 
  10:  a  remote  area;  "in  many  corners  of  the  world  they  still 
  practice  slavery" 
  11:  (architecture)  solid  exterior  angle  of  a  building; 
  especially  one  formed  by  a  cornerstone  [syn:  {quoin}] 
  v  1:  gain  control  over  "corner  the  gold  market" 
  2:  force  a  person  or  an  animal  into  a  position  from  which  he 
  cannot  escape 
  3:  turn  a  corner:  "the  car  corners" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Corner 
  The  angle  of  a  house  (Job  1:19)  or  a  street  (Prov.  7:8). 
  Corners"  in  Neh.  9:22  denotes  the  various  districts  of  the 
  promised  land  allotted  to  the  Israelites.  In  Num.  24:17,  the 
  "corners  of  Moab"  denotes  the  whole  land  of  Moab.  The  "corner  of 
  a  field"  (Lev.  19:9;  23:22)  is  its  extreme  part  which  was  not 
  to  be  reaped.  The  Jews  were  prohibited  from  cutting  the 
  "corners,"  i.e.,  the  extremities,  of  the  hair  and  whiskers 
  running  round  the  ears  (Lev.  19:27;  21:5).  The  "four  corners  of 
  the  earth"  in  Isa.  11:12  and  Ezek.  7:2  denotes  the  whole  land. 
  The  "corners  of  the  streets"  mentioned  in  Matt.  6:5  means  the 
  angles  where  streets  meet  so  as  to  form  a  square  or  place  of 
  public  resort. 
 
  The  corner  gate  of  Jerusalem  (2  Kings  14:13;  2  Chr.  26:9)  was 
  on  the  north-west  side  of  the  city. 
 
  Corner-stone  (Job  38:6;  Isa.  28:16),  a  block  of  great 
  importance  in  binding  together  the  sides  of  a  building.  The 
  "head  of  the  corner"  (Ps.  118:22,  23)  denotes  the  coping,  the 
  "coign  of  vantage",  i.e.,  the  topstone  of  a  building.  But  the 
  word  "corner  stone"  is  sometimes  used  to  denote  some  person  of 
  rank  and  importance  (Isa.  28:16).  It  is  applied  to  our  Lord,  who 
  was  set  in  highest  honour  (Matt.  21:42).  He  is  also  styled  "the 
  chief  corner  stone"  (Eph.  2:20;  1  Pet.  2:6-8).  When  Zechariah 
  (10:4),  speaking  of  Judah,  says,  "Out  of  him  came  forth  the 
  corner,"  he  is  probably  to  be  understood  as  ultimately  referring 
  to  the  Messiah  as  the  "corner  stone."  (See  TEMPLE,  SOLOMON'S 
  T0003612.) 
 




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