Synonyms of corner in English:

corner


See definition of corner

noun

1‘the cart lurched round the corner’

SYNONYMS

bend, curve, arc, kink, dog-leg, crook, deviation, turn, turning, junction, fork, intersection

angle, projection, apex, cusp

British hairpin, hairpin bend

2‘Benjamin hustled me away to a corner’

SYNONYMS

nook, cranny, niche, recess, bay, booth, alcove

inglenook, ingle, apse

crevice, cavity, hole, hollow, indentation

secret place, hideaway, hideout

informal hidey-hole

3‘this corner of Italy is famed for its superb cooking’

SYNONYMS

district, region, area, section, quarter, part

informal neck of the woods

4‘society and its rules had trapped him in a corner’

SYNONYMS

predicament, plight, tricky situation, ticklish situation, awkward situation, tight corner, tight spot, spot of trouble, bit of bother, difficulty, problem, puzzle, quandary, dilemma, muddle, mess, quagmire, mire, mare's nest, dire straits

with nowhere to turn

West Indian comess

informal pickle, jam, stew, fix, hole, scrape, bind, fine kettle of fish, hot water, how-do-you-do


verb

1‘the wolf had cornered his prey and was moving in for the kill’

SYNONYMS

drive into a corner, run to earth, run to ground, bring to bay, cut off, block off, trap, hem in, shut in, pen in, close in, enclose, surround

capture, catch, waylay, ambush

archaic ambuscade

2‘crime syndicates have cornered the stolen car market’

SYNONYMS

gain control of, gain dominance of, take over, control, dominate, monopolize, capture

informal hog, sew up

archaic engross


Phrases

    (just) around the corner

      1‘my sister Gillian lives just around the corner’

      SYNONYMS

      close by, nearby, very near, near here, not far away, a short distance away, in the neighbourhood, close at hand, within walking distance, within reach, on the doorstep

      2‘better times are just around the corner’

      SYNONYMS

      coming, coming soon, coming up, approaching, close, imminent, forthcoming, brewing, in prospect, in the offing, in the wings, in the wind, on the way, on the horizon, nearly on us, close at hand, at hand

      informal

      on the cards