Definitions for Carcassˈkɑr kəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•cass*ˈkɑr kəs(n.)

  1. the dead body of an animal, esp. of a slaughtered animal after removal of the offal.

  2. Slang. the body of a human being, whether living or dead.

  3. the physical or structural remnant of something stripped, plundered, or decayed; shell.

  4. an unfinished skeleton or framework, as of a house or ship.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Furniture

* Syn: See body.

Origin of carcass:

1250–1300; < AF; MF carcasse < It carcassa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carcase, carcass(noun)

    the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

Wiktionary

  1. carcass(Noun)

    body of a dead animal.

  2. carcass(Noun)

    Body of a dead human.

  3. carcass(Noun)

    framework of a structure, especially one not normally seen.

  4. carcass(Noun)

    An early incendiary ship-to-ship projectile consisting of an iron shell filled with saltpetre, sulphur, resin, turpentine, antimony and tallow with vents for flame.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carcass(noun)

    a dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast

  2. Carcass(noun)

    the living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule

  3. Carcass(noun)

    the abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing

  4. Carcass(noun)

    a hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc

Freebase

  1. Carcass

    Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons. Although widely regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre, their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. However, they also became one of the pioneers in the subgenre known as melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

carcass(noun)

a dead body, usually animal, not human

The carcasses of various animals hung in the butcher's shop.

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