1 where two lines/edges meet
bottom, top
left, right
left-hand, right-hand
back, front
lower, upper
southern, south-western, etc.
outer, outside
inner, inside

Smooth rounded corners make cleaning easier.


Make sure the staircase is well lit, with no awkward corners.

extreme, far, very

He took a seat in the far corner of the cafe.

booth (esp. AmE), cupboard, office, seat, table

The waiter led us to a corner table.

pocket (= on a pool table, etc.)
in a/the corner

Put your address in the top right-hand corner of the page.

the four corners of sth

the four corners of his bed

right in the corner

They chose a table right in the corner of the restaurant.

2 of roads

There were a lot of young men hanging around on street corners.

sharp, tight

It's a rather sharp corner and she took it a little too fast.


I hate coming out of that lane because it's a blind corner.

round, take, turn

As they turned the corner all the bags slid to one side.

bar (AmE), shop (BrE), store (AmE)

the local corner shop/store

around a/the corner, round a/the corner (esp. BrE)

A white van came around the corner.

at a/the corner

at the corner of West Street and Park Street

Turn right at the first corner.

on a/the corner

the bank on the corner of Mount Street

3 place/region
empty, quiet, secluded

He found a quiet corner and got on with his work.

little, small, tiny

Welcome to our little corner of Philadelphia.

distant, far, far-flung, remote

a remote corner of Afghanistan

dark, darkened, gloomy, shadowed, shadowy

She sat in a dark corner of the room.

shady, sheltered

a cool shady corner of the park

forgotten, hidden, obscure, odd, private, secret

The box had been tucked away in an odd corner of the attic.

in a/the corner

She tucked herself away in a corner and read all day.

a corner of your mind (figurative)

He pushed the thought back into the darkest corner of his mind.

4 difficult situation

He's used to talking his way out of tight corners.

back sb into, drive sb into, force sb into
get sb/yourself into, have sb in

They had her in a corner and there was nothing she could do about it.

5 in football (soccer), hockey, etc.
award (sb)

The referee awarded a corner.


Moore took the corner.

force, win

He managed to force a corner.


James blocked the shot but conceded a corner.

Corner is used with these nouns as the object: ↑market

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Corner — ist die englische Bezeichnung für Ecke in Österreich und der Schweiz die Bezeichnung für einen Eckstoß der venezianische Name der italienischen Adelsfamilie Cornaro im Börsenhandel die Bezeichnung für eine Form der Marktmanipulation, siehe Corner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • corner — Corner. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le Vacher a corné dés le matin. j ay entendu corner dans les bois. On dit par derision d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, qu Il ne fait que corner. On dit quelquefois d une personne qui publie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • corner — CORNER. v. n. Sonner d un cornet ou d une corne. Le vacher a corné dès le matin. J ai entendu corner dans les bois. f♛/b] On dit par dérision, d Un homme qui sonne mal du cor, ou qui en importune les voisins, qu Il ne fait que corner.[b]Corner,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • corner — cor‧ner [ˈkɔːnə ǁ ˈkɔːrnər] verb corner the market COMMERCE to gain control of the whole supply of a particular type of goods or services: • Singapore has made significant efforts to corner the market in this type of specialised service company.… …   Financial and business terms

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