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Corn vs. Horn — What's the Difference?

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Corn

A cone-shaped and often painful inwardly directed callus of dead skin that forms at a pressure point near a bone, or on a weight-bearing part of the body.

Horn

A hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.

Corn

The chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats
Fields of corn

Horn

The substance of which horns are composed
Powdered rhino horn

Corn

Something banal or sentimental
The film is pure corn
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Horn

A horn-shaped projection or object.

Corn

A small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure.

Horn

A wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration.

Corn

Any of numerous cultivated forms of a widely grown, usually tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing grains or kernels on large ears.

Horn

A device sounding a warning or other signal
A car horn

Corn

The grains or kernels of this plant, used as food for humans and livestock or for the extraction of an edible oil or starch. Also called Indian corn, maize.

Horn

(of an animal) butt or gore with the horns
The bull horned him out of the way

Corn

An ear of this plant.

Horn

Be unfaithful to (one's husband or wife)
All the time he was horning his wife

Corn

Chiefly British Any of various cereal plants or grains, especially the principal crop cultivated in a particular region, such as wheat in England or oats in Scotland.

Horn

One of the hard, usually permanent structures projecting from the head of certain mammals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, or antelopes, consisting of a bony core covered with a sheath of keratinous material.

Corn

A single grain of a cereal plant.

Horn

A hard protuberance, such as an antler or projection on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros, that is similar to or suggestive of a horn.

Corn

A seed or fruit of various other plants, such as a peppercorn.

Horn

The hard smooth keratinous material forming the outer covering of the horns of cattle or related animals.

Corn

Corn snow.

Horn

A natural or synthetic substance resembling this material.

Corn

(Informal) Corn whiskey.

Horn

A container, such as a powder horn, made from a horn.

Corn

(Slang) Something considered trite, dated, melodramatic, or unduly sentimental.

Horn

A horn of plenty; a cornucopia.

Corn

A horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting from pressure or friction. Also called clavus.

Horn

Either of the ends of a new moon.

Corn

To cause to form hard particles; granulate.

Horn

The point of an anvil.

Corn

To season and preserve with granulated salt.

Horn

The pommel of a saddle.

Corn

To preserve (beef, for example) in brine.

Horn

An ear trumpet.

Corn

To feed (animals) with corn or grain.

Horn

A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.

Corn

To form hard particles; become grainy
"After the snow melts all day, it corns up at night for fine conditions" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).

Horn

A hollow, metallic electromagnetic transmission antenna with a circular or rectangular cross section.

Corn

Any cereal plant (or its grain) that is the main crop or staple of a country or region.

Horn

A wind instrument made of an animal horn.

Corn

Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays.

Horn

A brass instrument, such as a trombone or tuba.

Corn

A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.
He paid her the nominal fee of two corns of barley.

Horn

A French horn.

Corn

A small, hard particle.

Horn

A wind instrument, such as a trumpet or saxophone, used in a jazz band.

Corn

(uncountable) A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and refreezing, often in mountain spring conditions.

Horn

A usually electrical signaling device that produces a loud resonant sound:an automobile horn.

Corn

Bullets, ammunition, charge and discharge of firearms

Horn

Any of various noisemakers operated by blowing or by squeezing a hollow rubber ball.

Corn

Money.

Horn

(Slang)A telephone.

Corn

A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.

Horn

To join without being invited; intrude. Used with in.

Corn

(countable) inflammatory disease of horse hoof, at the caudal part of the sole.

Horn

(countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals, usually paired.

Corn

(countable) skin hyperplasia with underlying fibroma between both digits of cattle.

Horn

Any similar real or imaginary growth or projection such as the elongated tusk of a narwhal, the eyestalk of a snail, the pointed growth on the nose of a rhinoceros, or the hornlike projection on the head of a demon or similar.

Corn

Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.

Horn

An antler.

Corn

To granulate; to form a substance into grains
To corn gunpowder

Horn

(uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
An umbrella with a handle made of horn

Corn

To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef

Horn

An object whose shape resembles a horn, such as cornucopia, the point of an anvil, or a vessel for gunpowder or liquid.

Corn

To provide with corn (typically maize; or, in Scotland, oats) for feed
Corn the horses.

Horn

The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.

Corn

To render intoxicated
Ale strong enough to corn one

Horn

(architectural element) The Ionic volute.

Corn

To shoot up with bullets as by a shotgun (corn).

Horn

(nautical) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.

Corn

A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toesUnplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.

Horn

(carpentry) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.

Corn

A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.

Horn

One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.

Corn

The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.

Horn

(countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.

Corn

A tall cereal plant (Zea mays) bearing its seeds as large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not edible; - also called Indian corn and, in technical literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white corn or southern corn, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; sweet corn, comprising a number of sweet and tender varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn, any small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it is used for decoration, especially in the fall.

Horn

An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
Hunting horn

Corn

The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
In one night, ere glimpse of morn,His shadowy flail had thrashed the corn.

Horn

A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.

Corn

A small, hard particle; a grain.

Horn

A sound signaling the expiration of time.
The shot was after the horn and therefore did not count.

Corn

To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.

Horn

(countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
Antenna horn
Loudspeaker horn

Corn

To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.

Horn

Generally, any brass wind instrument.

Corn

To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.

Horn

A telephone.
Get him on the horn so that we can have a discussion about this.

Corn

To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.

Horn

An erection of the penis.

Corn

Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

Horn

A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land.
To navigate around the horn

Corn

The dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

Horn

(countable) A diacritical mark that may be attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u when writing in Vietnamese, thus forming ơ and ư.

Corn

Ears of corn grown for human food

Horn

(botany) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Corn

A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes

Horn

(military) In naval mine warfare, a projection from the mine shell of some contact mines which, when broken or bent by contact, causes the mine to fire.

Corn

Annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

Horn

To assault with the horns.

Corn

Whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn

Horn

(transitive) To furnish with horns.

Corn

Something sentimental or trite;
That movie was pure corn

Horn

To cuckold.

Corn

Feed (cattle) with corn

Horn

A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.

Corn

Preserve with salt;
Corned beef

Horn

The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.

Horn

Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form;

Horn

An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Horn

Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn

Horn

One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
The moonWears a wan circle round her blunted horns.

Horn

The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
Sharpening in mooned hornsTheir phalanx.

Horn

The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.

Horn

A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.
The Lord is . . . the horn of my salvation.

Horn

An emblem of a cuckold; - used chiefly in the plural.

Horn

The telephone; as, on the horn.

Horn

A body of water shaped like a horn; as, the Golden Horn in Istanbul.

Horn

To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.

Horn

To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.

Horn

A noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

Horn

One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Horn

A noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;

Horn

A high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)

Horn

A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Horn

Any outgrowth from the head of an organism that resembles a horn

Horn

The material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

Horn

An alarm device that makes a loud warning sound

Horn

A brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

Horn

A device on an automobile for making a warning noise

Horn

Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk;
The rhino horned the explorer

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