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Corner vs. Edges — What's the Difference?

Corner vs. Edges — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Corner and Edges

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Corner

The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle
The four corners of a rectangle.

Edges

A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.

Corner

The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner
Sat by myself in the corner.
The corner of one's eye.

Edges

The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.

Corner

The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
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Edges

A penetrating, incisive quality
"His simplicity sets off the satire, and gives it a finer edge" (William Hazlitt).

Corner

(Sports) Any of the four angles of a boxing or wrestling ring where the ropes are joined.

Edges

A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality
His voice had an edge to it.

Corner

(Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.

Edges

Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest
The brisk walk gave an edge to my appetite.

Corner

A corner kick in soccer.

Edges

The line or area farthest away from the middle
Lifted the carpet's edge.

Corner

(Football) A cornerback.

Edges

The line of intersection of two surfaces
The edge of a brick.

Corner

A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult
Got myself into a corner by boasting.

Edges

A rim or brink
The edge of a cliff.

Corner

A remote, secluded, or secret place
The four corners of the earth.
A beautiful little corner of Paris.

Edges

The point at which something is likely to begin
On the edge of war.

Corner

A part or piece made to fit on a corner, as in mounting or for protection.

Edges

A margin of superiority; an advantage
A slight edge over the opposition.

Corner

A speculative monopoly of a stock or commodity created by purchasing all or most of the available supply in order to raise its price.

Edges

To give an edge to (a blade); sharpen.

Corner

Exclusive possession; monopoly
"Neither party ... has a corner on all the good ideas" (George B. Merry).

Edges

To tilt (a ski or both skis) in such a way that an edge or both edges bite into the snow.

Corner

To place or drive into a corner
Cornered the thieves and captured them.

Edges

To put a border or edge on
Edged the quilt with embroidery.

Corner

To form a corner in (a stock or commodity)
Cornered the silver market.

Edges

To act as or be an edge of
Bushes that edged the garden path.

Corner

To furnish with corners.

Edges

To advance or push slightly or gradually
The dog edged the ball with its nose.

Corner

To turn, as at a corner
A truck that corners poorly.

Edges

To trim or shape the edge of
Edge a lawn.

Corner

To come together or be situated on or at a corner.

Edges

To surpass or beat by a small margin. Often used with out
The runner edged her opponent out at the last moment.

Corner

Located at a street corner
A corner drugstore.

Edges

To move gradually or hesitantly
The child edged toward the door.

Corner

Designed for use in a corner
A corner table.

Edges

Plural of edge

Corner

The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.

Edges

The fine hairs at the edge of someone's (usually a black woman's) hairline; baby hairs.

Corner

The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
The chimney corner was full of cobwebs.

Corner

The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
Herbert bruised his shin on the corner of the coffee table.

Corner

An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
The liquor store on the corner also sold lottery tickets.

Corner

(attributive) Denoting a premises that is in a convenient local location, notionally, but not necessarily literally, on the corner of two streets.
Corner store, corner deli, corner newsagent

Corner

An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
Shining a light in the dark corners of the mind.
I took a trip out to his corner of town.

Corner

A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet corner and curl up with a good book.

Corner

An embarrassing situation; a difficulty.

Corner

A sufficient interest in a salable security or commodity to allow the cornering party to influence prices.
In the 1970s, private investors tried to get a corner on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

Corner

(heading) Relating to the playing field.

Corner

(baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
The pitch was just off the corner, low and outside.

Corner

(baseball) First base or third base.
There are runners on the corners with just one out.

Corner

(football) A corner kick.

Corner

(American football) A cornerback.

Corner

(boxing) The corner of the ring, which is where the boxer rests before and during a fight.

Corner

The group of people who assist a boxer during a bout.

Corner

A place where people meet for a particular purpose.
Welcome to our English corner.

Corner

(obsolete) A point scored in a rubber at whist.

Corner

(transitive) To drive (someone or something) into a corner or other confined space.
The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.

Corner

(transitive) To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.

Corner

(transitive) To put (someone) in an awkward situation.

Corner

To get sufficient command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to manipulate its price.
The buyers attempted to corner the shares of the railroad stock, so as to facilitate their buyout.
It's extremely hard to corner the petroleum market because there are so many players.

Corner

To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.

Corner

To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.

Corner

(transitive) To supply with corners.

Corner

The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.

Corner

The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.

Corner

An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
From the four corners of the earth they come.

Corner

A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
This thing was not done in a corner.

Corner

Direction; quarter.
Sits the wind in that corner!

Corner

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.

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.

Corner

To drive into a corner.

Corner

To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.

Corner

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.

Corner

A place off to the side of an area;
He tripled to the rightfield corner
He glanced out of the corner of his eye

Corner

The point where two lines meet or intersect;
The corners of a rectangle

Corner

An interior angle formed be two meeting walls;
A piano was in one corner of the room

Corner

The intersection of two streets;
Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by

Corner

The point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect;
The corners of a cube

Corner

A small concavity

Corner

A temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade;
A corner on the silver market

Corner

A predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible;
His lying got him into a tight corner

Corner

A projecting part that is corner-shaped;
He knocked off the corners

Corner

A remote area;
In many corners of the world they still practice slavery

Corner

(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

Corner

Gain control over;
Corner the gold market

Corner

Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

Corner

Turn a corner;
The car corners

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