Adjective "corn" definition and examples

(Corn may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɔːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

The chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats.
  1. 'To a European, corn covers all the cereal crops - wheat, barley, oat, and so on.'
  2. 'Lin served Lannie; dinner consisted of roast beef, cream corn, beans, mashed potatoes and a tall glass of tropical Kool-aid.'
  3. 'Indigenous Mexicans believe that God created humanity from an ear of corn and call themselves ‘people of maize’.'
  4. 'I waded through enough surf-and-turfs and enough creamed corn to last a lifetime.'
  5. 'I look over at Mory, who is pushing around a corn kernel with her fork.'
  6. 'In a pot, bring cream, milk and corn to a boil.'
  7. 'Push the corn kernels to the side of the pan; add the sugar and allow the sugar to caramelize.'
  8. 'Cover the kernels with the corn stock by one inch, reserving the remaining stock for the garnish.'
  9. 'There were separate spoons for soup, corn, and ice cream.'
  10. 'Zein is a corn protein making up about half of the protein found in the corn kernel.'
  11. 'The moisture inside the corn kernels was expanding, violently bursting out of the hard shells.'
  12. 'Amta payments are available for barley, corn, upland cotton, oats, rice, sorghum, and wheat.'
  13. 'Polyunsaturated oils, such as flax, corn, hemp, safflower, sesame and sunflower, have at least two gaps.'
  14. 'As a youngster and teenager, I grew up on a big farm in the country where my father grew large crops of sugar beets, potatoes, corn, and alfalfa every year.'
  15. 'The major agricultural products are wheat, rice, barley, corn, sorghum, sugarcane, potatoes, and fruits.'
  16. 'The Pomak economy is based on agriculture and their major crops include rye, barley, corn, flax, potatoes and tobacco.'
  17. 'The surrounding farmers raise sugar beets, corn, and sunflowers for oil.'
  18. 'They grow lettuce, corn, parsley, sugar cane, rice and radishes.'
Something banal or sentimental.
  1. 'God, will I forever be forced to deal with this massive amount of cheese and corn from now on…?'
  2. 'Alexander's Ragtime Band is pure corn but rather tasty all the same.'

noun

A small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure.
  1. 'His feet did not sweat normally and he had huge corns over his weight-bearing areas of the big toe, the heel, and the heads of the deep bones of the toes.'
  2. 'That Bo Jackson, he can do anything, I once went to a brunch with him and my feet were covered with corns and after a handshake with him they were gone.'
  3. 'Wearing improperly fitting shoes on a daily basis causes foot problems such as calluses, corns, hammertoes, bunions, and more.'
  4. 'Bunions, blisters and corns sound gruesome - and they are.'
  5. 'Maybe they would have given me blisters or bunions or corns.'
  6. 'Most boot related injuries are the same injuries that wearing any tight, stiff shoe can cause, meaning corns, calluses, blisters, and bone spurs.'
  7. 'Common problems are bunions, hammer toes, corns and pain in the balls of the feet.'
  8. 'By choosing appropriate footwear and keeping feet free of blisters, calluses and corns, we increase the body's general well being.'
  9. 'Deepika is my foot guru who, in half an hour, will transform my unattractive foot complete with corns, calluses and untidy-looking toes into a thing of beauty.'
  10. 'Metatarsal pads can also be used to change the alignment of the toes to relieve pressure on soft corns.'

More definitions

1. Also called Indian corn; especially technical and British, maize. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the grain, seeds, or kernels on large ears.

2. the grain, seeds, or kernels of this plant, used for human food or for fodder.

3. the ears of this plant.

4. the edible seed of certain other cereal plants, especially wheat in England and oats in Scotland.

5. the plants themselves.

6. sweet corn.

7. corn whiskey.

More examples(as adjective)

"percents can be corn for quarters."

"crops can be corn."

"futures can be corn."

"ups can be corn."

"refiners can be corn."

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Origin

(corn)Late Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin cornu ‘horn’.

Phrase

corn on the cob