What does Corps mean?

Definitions for Corpskɔr, koʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Corps.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corps, army corps(noun)

    an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support

  2. corps(noun)

    a body of people associated together

    "diplomatic corps"

Wiktionary

  1. corps(Noun)

    A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.

  2. corps(Noun)

    An organized group of people united by a common purpose.

  3. Origin: From corps, from corpus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corps

    the human body, whether living or dead

  2. Corps

    a body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps

  3. Corps

    a body or code of laws

  4. Corps

    the land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed

  5. Origin: [F., fr. L. corpus body. See Corpse.]

Freebase

  1. Corps

    A corps is either a large military formation composed of two or more divisions, or an administrative grouping of troops within an armed force with a common function such as Artillery or Signals representing an arm of service. Corps may also refer to a particular unit or a particular branch of service, such as the United States Marine Corps, the Corps of Royal Marines, the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, or the Corps of Commissionaires. The military term was subsequently adopted for public service organizations with a paramilitary command structure, volunteer public service organizations, such as the Peace Corps, various ambulance corps, some NGOs, and other civic volunteer organizations. Due to this use of the term, it has also spread to some other civic or volunteer organizations that lack the paramilitary structure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corps

    kōr, n. a division of an army forming a tactical unit—usually Corps d'armée, or army corps:—pl. Corps (kōrz).—Corps de ballet, the company of ballet dancers at a theatre; Corps de garde, the body of soldiers stationed on guard, their station, a guard-house; Corps diplomatique, the whole diplomatic staff at a particular capital. [Fr., from L. corpus.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CORPS

    A big bunch of fighters. (Dist. bet. cores found in apples and corps found in arms).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Corps' in Nouns Frequency: #2746

Anagrams for Corps »

  1. sproc

  2. crops

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    If Cupidon your heart miss, deadly your body is. (Si cupidon rate le coeur, Il touche mortellement le corps)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The water caresses in the glass, like love in the body. (L'eau caresse dans le verre, Comme l'amour dans le corps)

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    If Cupid misses the heart, he touches the body fatally. (Si Cupidon rate le cœur, Il touche mortellement le corps)

  4. Spiro Agnew:

    A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

  5. Bryan McGrath:

    We would be operationally and strategically short-sighted not to retain unique amphibious capabilities within the Navy and Marine Corps team.

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