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Definition of "cornerwise" []

  • With a corner toward the front. (adverb)
  • So as to form a corner. (adverb)
  • From corner to corner; diagonally. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cornerwise" in a sentence
  • "But at any rate it went off under the house, which lifted up cornerwise and settled back on its foundations."
  • "She folded the note cornerwise, directed it, and placed it on the table."
  • "Yes, here it was; here to the right, standing cornerwise to the street, was the house of my dream, here too the old-fashioned gateway with scrollwork in stone on both sides ...."