Definition of corn exchange in English:

corn exchange

noun

  • (in the UK) a building where corn is or was traded, typically a hall now converted for other public use:

    ‘the Corn Exchange this year houses three major exhibitions’
    • ‘In 1818, for example, the proportions of corn sold at the Alnwick corn exchange (by volume) were: wheat, 12 per cent; barley, 5 per cent; oats, 83 per cent.’
    • ‘Fisherton Mill was a corn mill since the time of the Domesday Book, working until 1965, and the corn exchange was where the city's library is today.’
    • ‘Anyway there is yet another public meeting in the corn exchange tomorrow night, along with the Downlands sub planning committee and WBC - let's hope a decision is made one way or another and that be the end to it.’
    • ‘Ipswich has a wide range of amenities for entertainment, including East Anglia’s largest theatre, Ipswich Regent, and the Corn Exchange with its impressive Grand Hall.’
    • ‘Alnmouth was the port of Alnwick, seat of the Dukes of Northumberland and the location of the principal corn exchange of central Northumberland.’
    • ‘The Corn Exchange opened for trade in 1861 but was soon being used as a community venue.’
    • ‘Tucked away in the corner of the market place in Beverley, the cinema, a converted corn exchange, kept its magical, untouched feel.’
    • ‘We attended the Rotary Pledge auction last night held at the corn exchange, which was a well attended do and raised £4000 for the Local Primary school.’
    • ‘We visited the corn exchange to see the opening of the morning's trade in agricultural commodities as diverse as soya bean, cotton, pork bellies, wheat and oilseeds.’
    • ‘The Playhouse, originally built as a corn exchange, started showing films three years before the First World War broke out, and became one of the area's best known venues for live entertainment.’

Pronunciation:

corn exchange

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