Definitions for cadaverkəˈdæv ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse.
* Syn: See body.
Origin of cadaver:
1350–1400; ME < L: corpse; akin to cadere to fall, perish (see decay , chance )
cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains(noun)
the dead body of a human being
"the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
A dead body; especially the corpse of a human to be dissected.
Origin: Recorded since c.1500, from cadaver, probably from cado as a metaphor for "I die", also source (through combining form -cida) of the -cide in suicide, homicide etc.
a dead human body; a corpse
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A dead body, usually a human body.
Translations for cadaver
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a dead body, especially of a human being
Don't move the corpse before you send for the police.
- جُثَّـه، جُثـمـانArabic
- cadáverPortuguese (BR)
- die LeicheGerman
- leš, truploCroatian
- 屍體Chinese (Trad.)
- لاش، نعشUrdu
- tử thiVietnamese
- 尸体Chinese (Simp.)
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