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Definitions for Corps
kɔr, koʊrcorps

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corps, army corpsnoun

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

  2. corpsnoun

    a body of people associated together

    "diplomatic corps"


  1. corpsnoun

    A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.

  2. corpsnoun

    An organized group of people united by a common purpose.

  3. Etymology: From corps, from corpus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Corps, Corpsenoun

    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.


  1. CORPS

    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.

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


  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).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. corps

    Any body of troops acting under one commander.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. corps

    A body of men; especially a body of troops; an organized part or division of an army.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for Corps »

  1. crops

  2. sproc

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  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

Examples of Corps in a Sentence

  1. Stuart Scheller:

    I could stay in the Marine Corps for another three years, but I don’t think that’s the path I’m on. I’m resigning my commission as a United States Marine, effective now, i am forfeiting retirements, all entitlements, I don’t want a single dollar. I don’t want any money from the VA. I don’t want any VA benefits [even though] I’m sure I’m entitled 100%.

  2. Janet Coffman:

    When the health corps didn’t pan out as was hoped, travelers were the next best alternative, yes, contract travelers are expensive, but at least you have confidence this is somebody we can count on to take good care of patients, to have the skills that are needed.

  3. Read MoreA spokesperson for Hinson:

    Since the bill was signed into law, this money was going to be spent regardless. If there's federal money on the table she is, of course, going to do everything she can to make sure it is reinvested in Iowa. That's why she worked with a bipartisan group of her colleagues in asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize NESP construction along the Upper Mississippi River.

  4. Bill Hammond:

    Cuomo does get kid-glove treatment from some in the media (especially when he does quick-hit appearances on national TV) but not from the Capitol press corps reporters who cover him on a daily basis. He and his P.R. staff are generally awful to deal with, so there is little love lost. If they dont ask about the nursing home issue more often, its probably because they know they wont get straight answers and they have dozens of other issues to cover. They might be pushing behind the scenes, and many reporters have filed FOIL requests similar to mine.

  5. Khan Wasey:

    Three terrorists belonging to LeJ have been killed in an armed clash with Frontier Corps and intelligence personnel.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. substrate
    • B. jocularity
    • C. tithe
    • D. instigation

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