corn
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /kɔːn/
  • (America, CA) IPA: /kɔɹn/
Noun

corn (uncountable)

  1. (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.
  2. (US, Canada, Australia, uncountable) Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays.
  3. A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.
    He paid her the nominal fee of two corns of barley.
  4. A small, hard particle.
    • corn of sand
    • 1852, Thomas Antisell, Hand-book of the Useful Arts
      corns of powder
Translations
  • Spanish: maizal
Translations Verb

corn (corns, present participle corning; past and past participle corned)

  1. (US, Canada) to granulate; to form a substance into grains
    to corn gunpowder
  2. (US, Canada) to preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef
  3. (US, Canada) to provide with corn (typically maize; or, in Scotland, oats) for feed
    Corn the horses.
  4. (transitive) to render intoxicated
    ale strong enough to corn one
Translations Noun

corn (plural corns)

  1. A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.
    • c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene v]:
      Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes / Unplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.
    Synonyms: clavus
Translations Noun

corn (uncountable)

  1. (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.
Noun

corn (uncountable)

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

Corn
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A town in Oklahoma



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