1. A cereal plant grown for its grain, specifically the main such plant grown in a given region, such as oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat or barley in England and Wales, and maize or sweetcorn in the Americas.
  2. A type of grain of the species Zea mays, maize
  3. A grain or seed, especially of cereal crops.
  4. A small, hard particle.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. short for corn snow. A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and re-freezing, often in mountain spring conditions.


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

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