Corned



adjective
1.
marinated in brine, often containing garlic, peppercorns, cloves, etc.; preserved or cured with salt:
corned beef.
noun
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.
8.
Skiing. corn snow.
9.
Informal. old-fashioned, trite, or mawkishly sentimental material, as a joke, a story, or music.
verb (used with object)
10.
to preserve and season with salt in grains.
11.
to preserve and season with brine.
12.
to granulate, as gunpowder.
13.
to plant (land) with corn.
14.
to feed with corn.
adjective
1.
(esp of beef) cooked and then preserved or pickled in salt or brine, now often canned
noun
1.
(Brit)

any of various cereal plants, esp the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland
the seeds of such plants, esp after harvesting
a single seed of such plants; a grain

2.
Also called Indian corn, British equivalent maize

a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike
the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil See also sweet corn (sense 1), popcorn (sense 1)

3.

the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing crop: spring corn
(in combination): a cornfield

4.
short for corn whisky
5.
(slang) an idea, song, etc, regarded as banal or sentimental
6.
(archaic or dialect) any hard particle or grain
verb (transitive)
7.
to feed (animals) with corn, esp oats
8.

to preserve in brine
to salt

9.
to plant corn on
noun
1.
a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction
2.
(Brit, informal) tread on someone’s corns, to offend or hurt someone by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges

corn 2 (kôrn)
n.
A small conical callosity caused by pressure over a bony prominence, usually on a toe. Also called clavus, heloma.
corned

adjective

Drunk (1785+)

Related Terms

half-corned
corn

noun

Corn whiskey; moonshine (1820+)
Music, poetry, sentiment, etc, that is maudlin and naively affirmative of old-fashioned values; banal and emotionally overwrought material; schmaltz (1930+ Jazz musicians)

[second sense probably from the notion of cornfed as indicating rural simplicity and naivete]

The word so rendered (dagan) in Gen. 27:28, 37, Num. 18:27, Deut. 28:51, Lam. 2:12, is a general term representing all the commodities we usually describe by the words corn, grain, seeds, peas, beans. With this corresponds the use of the word in John 12:24. In Gen. 41:35, 49, Prov. 11:26, Joel 2:24 (“wheat”), the word thus translated (bar; i.e., “winnowed”) means corn purified from chaff. With this corresponds the use of the word in the New Testament (Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17; Acts 7:12). In Ps. 65:13 it means “growing corn.” In Gen. 42:1, 2, 19, Josh. 9:14, Neh. 10:31 (“victuals”), the word (sheber; i.e., “broken,” i.e., grist) denotes generally victuals, provisions, and corn as a principal article of food. From the time of Solomon, corn began to be exported from Palestine (Ezek. 27:17; Amos 8:5). “Plenty of corn” was a part of Issac’s blessing conferred upon Jacob (Gen. 27:28; comp. Ps. 65:13).

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