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the | corn |

As nouns the difference between the and corn

is that the is tea (variant of : ) while corn is drinking horn, flagon.



Alternative forms

* e (archaic): variant spelling of the . * (archaic) * da, teh, le (informal) * t' (Northern England)

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • I’m reading the''' book.'' (Compare ''I’m reading '''a book. )
    The''' street in front of your house.'' (Compare '''''A street in Paris. )
    The''' men and women watched '''the''' man give '''the''' birdseed to '''the bird.
  • Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
  • No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
    God save the Queen!
  • That apple pie was the best.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, page 536:
  • Stern and God-fearing, the Afrikaner takes his religion seriously.
  • Feed the''' hungry, clothe '''the''' naked, comfort '''the''' afflicted, and afflict '''the comfortable.
  • Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is most usually of concern, or most common or familiar.
  • No one in the whole country had seen it before.
    I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
  • A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
  • That is'' the ''hospital to go to for heart surgery.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 27 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club , url=http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-kid-on-the-block,75341/ , page= , passage=“New Kid On The Block” doubles as a terrific showcase for the Sea Captain who, in the grand tradition of Simpsons supporting characters, quickly goes from being a stereotype to an archetype, from being a crusty sea-captain character to the crusty sea-captain character.}}
    Usage notes
    The word the precedes proper nouns in a number of cases, although most proper nouns use no article. There are always exceptions. See also for more information. ; Countries ** As a general rule, country names are not preceded by the . There are a few exceptions, most of which are pluralised: * The Netherlands * The Bahamas * The Solomon Islands * The Maldives * The Seychelles * The Philippines * The Yemen (can also be used without an article) * The Sudan (can also be used without an article) * The Ukraine (article dropped since 1991) * The Lebanon (usually used without the article) ** Names of countries containing specifications like kingdom', '''republic etc are used with ''the : * The United States * The United Kingdom * The United Arab Emirates * The Czech Republic ; Place names ** Some place names use a definite article * All oceans (The Atlantic Ocean, The Pacific Ocean) * All seas (The Red Sea, The Bering Sea, The Caribbean Sea), and straits (The Strait of Magellan, the Bering Strait, The Bosphorus) * All rivers (The Amazon, The Nile, The Mississippi, The Seine, The Yangtze), canals (The Panama Canal, The Suez Canal) and deltas (The Nile Delta, The Orinoco Delta, The Colorado River Delta) * All art galleries (The Tate, The Louvre, The Smithsonian American Art Museum), all museums with the word museum in the name (The National Museum of Natural History, The British Museums) * Most English-language newspapers (The New York Times, The Guardian, The Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal) ; Bands ** Musical bands with a plural name are generally used with the : * The Beatles * The Rolling Stones ; Universities ** University names beginning with the word "University", and some other university names, are used with the : * The University of North Carolina * The Ohio State University * When used before an adjective which is not followed by a noun, it may refer to a group of people for which the adjective is appropriate: ** the Scottish = Scots ** the rich = rich people (considered as a group)
    Derived terms
    * nevertheless * nonetheless * the heck * the hell * the man * the one

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
  • The''' hotter, '''the better.
    The''' more I think about it, '''the weaker it looks.
    The''' more money donated, '''the''' more books purchased, and '''the more happy children.
    It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
  • It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
    It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
    I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.

    See also

    * a * an * (slang) da * (slang) de * t’ * that * this *





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) , and (etyl) (m).


  • (British, uncountable) The main cereal plant grown for its grain in a given region, such as oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, and wheat or barley in England and Wales.
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  • * {{quote-book, 1909, Johann David Wyss (Susannah Mary Paull, translator), The Swiss Family Robinson, page=462, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=0gUCAAAAQAAJ
  • , passage= I found that we had nearly a hundred bushels of corn , including wheat, maize, and barley, to add to our store.}}
  • (US, Canada, Australia, uncountable) Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays .
  • * {{quote-book, 1809, Edward Augustus Kendall, Travels Through the Northern Parts of the United States citation
  • , passage=The planting or sowing of maize, exclusively called corn , was just accomplished on the Town Hill, when I reached it.}}
  • A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.
  • He paid her the nominal fee of two corns of barley.
  • A small, hard particle.
  • * Bishop Hall:
  • corn of sand
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher:
  • a corn of powder
    Derived terms
    * corn bunting * cornflour * cornmeal * cornstarch * peppercorn * sweetcorn
    See also
    (other words for grain) * barley * cereal * grain * maize * oats * rye * wheat


    (en verb)
  • (US, Canada) To granulate; to form a substance into grains.
  • to corn gunpowder
  • (US, Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef
  • (US, Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize; or, in Scotland, oats) for feed.
  • Corn the horses.
  • To render intoxicated.
  • ale strong enough to corn one

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m) (modern (etyl) (m)). (wikipedia corn)


    (en noun)
  • A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes / Unplagued with corns , will have a bout with you.
    * clavus
    * callus

    Etymology 3

    This use was first used in 1932, as corny, something appealing to country folk.


  • (US, Canada) Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.
  • * 1975 , Tschirlie, Backpacker magazine,
  • He had a sharp wit, true enough, but also a good, healthy mountaineer's love of pure corn , the slapstick stuff, the in-jokes that get funnier with every repetition and never amuse anybody who wasn't there.
  • * 1986 , Linda Martin and Kerry Segrave, Women in Comedy? ,
  • There were lots of jokes on the show and they were pure corn , but the audience didn't mind.
  • * 2007 , Bob L. Cox, Fiddlin' Charlie Bowman: an East Tennessee old-time music pioneer and his musical family ,
  • The bulk of this humor was pure corn , but as hillbilly material it was meant to be that way.
    Derived terms
    * cornball * corny

    Etymology 4


  • (uncountable) short for corn snow . A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and re-freezing, often in mountain spring conditions.
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