The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle: the four corners of a rectangle. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner: sat by myself in the corner; the corner of one's eye. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect. Sports Any of the four angles of a boxing or wrestling ring where the ropes are joined. Baseball Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult: got myself into a corner by boasting. A remote, secluded, or secret place: the four corners of the earth; a beautiful little corner of Paris. A part or piece made to fit on a corner, as in mounting or for protection. A speculative monopoly of a stock or commodity created by purchasing all or most of the available supply in order to raise its price. Exclusive possession; monopoly: "Neither party . . . has a corner on all the good ideas\u201d ( George B. Merry). To furnish with corners. To place or drive into a corner: cornered the thieves and captured them. To form a corner in (a stock or commodity): cornered the silver market. To come together or be situated on or at a corner. To turn, as at a corner: a truck that corners poorly. Located at a street corner: a corner drugstore. Designed for use in a corner: a corner table. around the corner About to happen; imminent.