cater-corner

 Not catty-corner.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • cater-corner — 1. adjective USː /ˈkædəˌkɔɹnɚ/ Of or pertaining to something at a diagonal to another; of four corners, those diagonal to another. The Empire State Building and the old Altmans Deparment store are catercorner, at Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street …   Wiktionary

  • cater-cornered — [kat′ə kôr΄nərd, kat′ēkôr΄nərd; ] esp.formerly [, kat′ərkôr΄nərd] adj. [ME cater, four (< OFr catre < L quattuor, FOUR) + CORNERED] diagonal adv. diagonally or obliquely: Also cater corner …   English World dictionary

  • cater-cornered — /kat i kawr neuhrd, kat ee , kat euhr /, adj. 1. diagonal. adv. 2. diagonally. Also, catercorner, cater corner, catty corner, catty cornered, kitty corner, kitty cornered. [1830 40; dial. cater (adv.) diagonally (prob. to be identified with obs.… …   Universalium

  • cater-cornered — [ keɪtəˌkɔ:nəd] (also cater corner, catty cornered, kitty corner) adjective & adverb N. Amer. situated diagonally opposite. Origin C19: from dialect cater diagonally , from cater denoting the four on dice, from Fr. quatre four , from L. quattuor …   English new terms dictionary

  • cater-cornered — adj. & adv. (also cater corner, catty cornered) US adj. placed or situated diagonally. adv. diagonally. Etymology: dial. adv. cater diagonally (cf. obs. cater the four on dice f. F quatre f. L quattuor four) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cater-cornered — adjective cater corner …   Wiktionary

  • cater-cornered — From corner to corner; diagonal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • kitty-corner — also catty corner or catercorner or kitty cornered or catty cornered or catercornered adverb or adjective Etymology: kitty corner alteration of cater corner, from obsolete cater four + corner Date: 1838 in a diagonal or oblique position < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kitty-corner — kitty .corner adv AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: cater corner] on the opposite corner of a street from a particular place kitty corner from/to ▪ The drugstore is kitty corner from the bank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bias catacorner cata-cornered catercorner cater-cornered catty-corner catty-cornered diagonal kitty-corner kitty-cornered oblique skew skewed slanted — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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