What does Corpus mean?

Definitions for Corpusˈkɔr pəs; -pər ə

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. principal, corpus, principal sum(noun)

    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

  2. corpus(noun)

    a collection of writings

    "he edited the Hemingway corpus"

  3. corpus(noun)

    the main part of an organ or other bodily structure


  1. corpus(Noun)

    the body

  2. corpus(Noun)

    a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.

  3. Origin: From corpus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpus(noun)

    a body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing

  2. Origin: [L.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corpus

    kor′pus, n. a body: any special structure or function in the body; the whole body of literature on any subject.—ns. Cor′pulence, Cor′pulency, fleshiness of body; excessive fatness.—adj. Cor′pulent, fleshy or fat.—adv. Cor′pulently.—n. Cor′puscle, a minute particle; a physical atom—also Corpus′cule.—adjs. Corpus′cular, Corpusculā′rian, pertaining to corpuscles.—ns. Corpusculā′rian, one who holds the corpuscular philosophy; Corpuscular′ity.—Corpus Christi, the festival in honour of the Consecrated Host, held on the Thursday after the festival of the Trinity; Corpus delicti, a criminal law term in Scotland to signify the body or substance of the crime charged.—Corpuscular theory of light, or Emission theory (see Emit). [L. corpus, the body.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corpus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corpus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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