Corner vs Collar - What's the difference?

corner | collar |

As nouns the difference between corner and collar

is that corner is corner while collar is anything that encircles the neck.

As a verb collar is

to grab or seize by the collar or neck.




(en noun)
  • The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
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  • #The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
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  • #*:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too.
  • #The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
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  • #An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
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  • An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
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  • *:Why, that’s the lady: all the world desires her; / From the four corners of the earth they come, / To kiss this shrine, this mortal-breathing saint:
  • A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
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  • A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
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  • (lb) Relating to the playing field.
  • #(lb) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
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  • #(lb) First base or third base.
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  • #(lb) A corner kick.
  • Quotations

    * 2006 , Kelly K. Chappell, Effects of Concept-based Instruction on Calculus Students’ Acquisition of Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Skill'', in John Dossey, Solomon Friedberg, Glenda Lappan, W. James Lewis (editorial committee), ''Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education VI , page 41, *: Of the students enrolled in a traditional learning environment, 65% (42 of 65) correctly answered that the function f(x) =, x-3, +4 was not differentiable (or had no derivative) at x=3.Of those, 55% (23 of 42) argued that a function did not have a derivative at a corner .


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    (en verb)
  • To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
  • The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
  • * 2013 June 18, , " Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
  • In Juazeiro do Norte, demonstrators cornered the mayor inside a bank for hours and called for his impeachment, while thousands of others protested teachers’ salaries.
  • 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.
  • To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
  • 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.
  • (automotive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
  • As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
  • (automotive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
  • That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.

    Derived terms

    * catercorner * corner flag * corner kick * corner shop * cornerstone * corner store * corner the market * corner time * corner tooth * cow corner * kitty corner * long corner * short corner * paint oneself into a corner

    See also

    * pick corners


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    (en noun)
  • Anything that encircles the neck.
  • #The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
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  • #*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar .
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  • #A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
  • #A chain worn around the neck.
  • #A similar detachable item.
  • #A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  • #A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
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  • #A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
  • A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
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  • (lb) Any encircling device or structure.
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  • #(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
  • #(lb) A ring or cincture.
  • #(lb) A collar beam.
  • #(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
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  • (lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
  • (lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  • :(Gray)
  • A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
  • (lb) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
  • Derived terms

    * blue-collar * bottle collar * brass-collar * change collars * choke collar * collar stud * collarbone * collared lizard * dog collar * equity collar * Eton collar * feel someone's collar * flea collar * floatation collar * head collar * hot under the collar * interest rate collar * mandarin collar * Peter Pan collar * pink-collar * rain collar * Roman collar * sailor collar * shawl collar * storm collar * Vandyke collar * white-collar * white-collar crime * wing collar


    (en verb)
  • To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
  • To place a collar on, to fit with one.
  • Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
  • To seize, capture or detain.
  • To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
  • (law enforcement) To arrest.
  • (figuratively) To bind in conversation.
  • I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
  • To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
  • (BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
  • Derived terms

    * collaring