corral Definition

  • 1a pen for horses, cattle, and other livestock, especially on a farm or ranch
  • 2gather together and confine (a group of people or things)

Using corral: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "corral" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cowboys herded the cattle into the corral.

  • Example

    We need to corral all the supplies in one place.

  • Example

    The protesters were corralled by the police into a designated area.

  • Example

    The children were corralled into the play area.

corral Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with corral

  • corral somebody's enthusiasm

    to try to control someone's excitement or energy


    I had to corral my son's enthusiasm when he found out we were going to Disneyland.

  • to force or persuade someone to do something they do not want to do


    The boss corralled the employees into working overtime to finish the project.

  • corral votes

    to gather and secure votes for a particular candidate or cause


    The politician spent the day trying to corral votes for the upcoming election.

Origins of corral

from Spanish 'corral', meaning 'ring' or 'enclosure'


Summary: corral in Brief

The term 'corral' [kəˈrɑːl] refers to a pen used for livestock, especially on a farm or ranch. It can also mean to gather and confine a group of people or things, as in 'The protesters were corralled by the police into a designated area.' Phrases like 'corral somebody's enthusiasm' and 'corral votes' extend the meaning to controlling excitement and gathering support.