Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With a corner toward the front.
  • adv. So as to form a corner.
  • adv. From corner to corner; diagonally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Diagonally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With the corner in front; diagonally; not square.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Diagonally; with the corner in front; not parallel.

Etymologies

corner +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But at any rate it went off under the house, which lifted up cornerwise and settled back on its foundations.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • She folded the note cornerwise, directed it, and placed it on the table.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • 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 ....

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • Verrall sits cornerwise to me, better grown, better dressed, fair and quiet, two years my senior indeed, but looking no older than I because of his light complexion; and opposite me is Nettie, with dark eyes upon my face, graver and more beautiful than I had ever seen her in the former time.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • He went to work with a certain energy: he folded the red and yellow square cornerwise; he whipped it open with a waft: again he folded it in narrower compass: he made of it a handsome band.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • At the south end of the plaza, just across from the trees and cornerwise to the hotel, was a struggling attempt at an outdoor café, with little tables and chairs on the pavement.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The two sides mounted first are to be arranged cornerwise to ensure provisional stability.

    4. Types of Formwork

  • Working purely by feel, he folded his handkerchief cornerwise, adjusted the straight edge to a point just below his eyes and knotted the handkerchief behind the back of his head.

    The Way to Dusty Death

  • Both the diagonal door, leading cornerwise from one room to another, and the Tau-shaped door appear to be Late Bonitian introductions.

    The Architecture of Pueblo Bonito :

  • At the rear of this hull, cornerwise from Mate, the steersman Hiro would stand.

    Hawaii

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