Definitions for Corps
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corps, army corpsnoun
an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
a body of people associated together
A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.
An organized group of people united by a common purpose.
Etymology: From corps, from corpus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: corps, Fr. corpus, Latin.
Though plenteous, all too little seems
To stuff this man, this vast unhide-bound corps. John Milton.
He looks as man was made, with face erect,
That scorns his brittle corps, and seems asham’d
He’s not all spirit. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.
Not a friend greet
My poor corps, where my bones shall be thrown. William Shakespeare.
There was the murder’d corps in covert laid,
And violent death in thousand shapes display’d. John Dryden, Fables.
See where the corps of thy dead son approaches. Addison.
The corpse was laid out upon the floor by the emperor’s command: he then bid every one light his flambeau, and stand about the dead body. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 99.
The CORPS game system, created by Greg Porter was in its first 1990 edition the Conspiracy Oriented Roleplaying System, which was later revised and re-named the Complete Omniversal Role Playing System to focus purely on being a generic role-playing game system.
A corps is a large military unit or an organized group of people who work together towards a common goal. This term is used to describe a main subdivision of an armed force in the field, such as the Marine Corps or Peace Corps. It stems from the French word 'corps', which means 'body', suggesting a collective entity or group.
the human body, whether living or dead
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
a body or code of laws
the land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed
Etymology: [F., fr. L. corpus body. See Corpse.]
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
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
A big bunch of fighters. (Dist. bet. cores found in apples and corps found in arms).
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Any body of troops acting under one commander.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A body of men; especially a body of troops; an organized part or division of an army.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Corps' in Nouns Frequency: #2746
The numerical value of Corps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Corps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I am thrilled that the Space Corps idea is gaining traction at the White House. Congressman Jim Cooper( D-TN) and I have worked tirelessly on the House Armed Services Committee( House Armed Services Committee) Strategic Forces subcommittee level on the need for Marine Corps outside of Air Force for over two years now, russia and China are surpassing House Armed Services Committee in Space capabilities and House Armed Services Committee need to dedicate a separate force solely with a Space mission. The future of war will be fought in Space, and House Armed Services Committee must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for House Armed Services Committee own national security.
If Cupid misses the heart, he touches the body fatally. (Si Cupidon rate le cœur, Il touche mortellement le corps)
If Cupidon your heart miss, deadly your body is. (Si cupidon rate le coeur, Il touche mortellement le corps)
When people found out that a woman would be leading a Corps of almost 2,400 people, they were taken aback, because it wasn't the image they were used to, looking back at what she's done with the Corps, it's made a lot of positive progress. She's made a good name for change.
Energy and( Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) sanctions from April and May provoked a very powerful Iranian response and tipped this confrontation and tensions into a more military sphere. Now the pressure levers are military pressure levers, so the key parties in the escalation relationship are the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and The US military.
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