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 for corner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corner \Cor"ner\ (k?r"n?r), n. [OF. corniere, cornier, LL.
     cornerium, corneria, fr. L. cornu horn, end, point. See
     1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle,
        either external or internal.
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     2. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls
        which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
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     3. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center;
        hence, any quarter or part.
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              From the four corners of the earth they come.
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     4. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way
        place; a nook.
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              This thing was not done in a corner.  --Acts xxvi.
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     5. Direction; quarter.
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              Sits the wind in that corner!         --Shak.
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     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]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corner \Cor"ner\, n. (Association Football) [More fully corner
     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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corner \Cor"ner\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cornered (-n?rd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Cornering.]
     1. To drive into a corner.
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     2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless
        embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the
           rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the
      2: the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of
         a rectangle"
      3: an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was
         in one corner of the room" [syn: corner, nook]
      4: the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner
         watching all the girls go by" [syn: corner, 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:
         corner, box]
      9: a projecting part where two sides or edges meet; "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: corner,
      v 1: gain control over; "corner the gold market"
      2: force a person or an animal into a position from which he
         cannot escape [syn: corner, tree]
      3: turn a corner; "the car corners"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  195 Moby Thesaurus words for "corner":
     L, a corner on, aberrancy, aberration, absorb, alcove, angle, apex,
     asylum, bay, bear raid, bend, bias, bifurcation, bight,
     blind alley, bolt-hole, bother, bottle up, box, branching off,
     bull raid, buy, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit,
     buy up, cache, cant, capture, carrel, catch, chevron,
     circuitousness, coin, collar, complete a purchase, concealment,
     corner in, cornering, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crank,
     cranny, crook, crotchet, cubby, cubbyhole, cubicle, cul-de-sac,
     curve, dark corner, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock,
     declination, deflection, den, departure, detour, deviance,
     deviancy, deviation, deviousness, digression, dilemma, discursion,
     disturb, divagation, divarication, divergence, diversion, dogleg,
     double, double a point, drift, drifting, dugout, elbow, ell,
     engross, engrossment, errantry, exclusive possession, excursion,
     excursus, exorbitation, extremity, fix, forestall, forestallment,
     fork, foxhole, funk hole, furcation, go around, hairpin, halt,
     hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hog, hole,
     hook, impasse, indirection, inflection, inglenook, jam, knee, lair,
     make a buy, manipulation, monopolization, monopolize, monopoly,
     nab, niche, nook, obliquity, oriel, pererration, pickle, pitchhole,
     plight, point, procure, purchase, put out, quoin, raid, rambling,
     rebuy, recess, recession, refuge, regrate, repurchase, retreat,
     rigging, roomlet, round, round a bend, round a corner,
     round a point, sanctuary, scrape, secret place, seize, sheer,
     shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, skew, slant,
     snuggery, stalemate, stand, standstill, stash, stop, straying,
     sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, take it all, tie up, trap,
     tree, trouble, turn, turn a corner, turning, twist, undercovert,
     variation, veer, vertex, wandering, warp, wash sale, washing, yaw,
     zag, zig, zigzag

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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

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