- a place or angle where two sides or edges meet；the area inside a room or other space near the place where two walls or other surfaces meet
- force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape；detain (someone) in conversation
verb: corner, 3rd person present: corners, gerund or present participle: cornering, past tense: cornered, past participle: cornered
noun: corner, plural noun: corners
- 1. a place or angle where two sides or edges meet Jan sat at one corner of the table
- ▪ the area inside a room or other space near the place where two walls or other surfaces meet the colour TV in the corner of the room 同義詞
- ▪ a place where two or more streets meet the huge bookshop on the corner
- ▪ a sharp bend in a road they took the corner in a skidding turn 同義詞
- ▪ British a place where two planes of rock meet at an angle of between 60° and 120°.
- 2. a location or area, especially one regarded as secluded or remote fountains are discovered in quiet corners and sleepy squares dance professionals from all corners of the globe attended the five-day festival 同義詞
- 3. a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular commodity London doesn't have a corner on film festivals
- 4. a difficult or awkward situation I didn't wait for the prosecutor to try to get me in a corner 同義詞
- 5. a place kick taken by the attacking side from a corner of the field after the ball has been sent over the byline by a defender he put a corner kick deep into the heart of the Southampton penalty area
- ▪ a free hit in field hockey, taken from the corner of the field.
- 6. each of the diagonally opposite ends of the ring, where a contestant rests between rounds when the bell sounded he turned to go back to his corner
- ▪ a contestant's supporters or seconds Hodkinson was encouraged by his corner
- 7. British a triangular cut from the hind end of a side of bacon.
- 1. force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape the man was eventually cornered by police dogs 同義詞
- ▪ detain (someone) in conversation I managed to corner Gary for fifteen minutes
- 2. control (a market) by dominating the supply of a particular commodity whether they will corner the market in graphics software remains to be seen 同義詞
- ▪ establish a corner in (a commodity) you cornered vanadium and made a killing
- 3. (of a vehicle) go round a bend in a road no squeal is evident from the tyres when cornering fast