What does Corpus mean?

Definitions for Corpus
ˈkɔr pəs; -pər əcor·pus

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Corpus.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. principal, corpus, principal sumnoun

    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

  2. corpusnoun

    a collection of writings

    "he edited the Hemingway corpus"

  3. corpusnoun

    the main part of an organ or other bodily structure


  1. corpusnoun

    the body

  2. corpusnoun

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

  3. Etymology: From corpus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpusnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. corpus

    A facet of a structure or organ within the body of an animal or human being.

    The corpus callosum is within the human brain.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  


  1. Corpus

    the body as a whole.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Corpus is ranked #8467 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Corpus surname appeared 3,901 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Corpus.

    62.1% or 2,426 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    23.2% or 907 total occurrences were Asian.
    9.9% or 387 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 139 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  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

Examples of Corpus in a Sentence

  1. Jarl Pedersen:

    The constraint is really the pipeline coming down from the Permian to Corpus Christi.

  2. AiR:

    The Law of Karma has accounts three - an opening balance like root of a tree, a current account of all that we do, and a karmic corpus that never loses sight of you.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline.

  4. Nonhuman Rights Project:

    For 200 years, New York courts have used (habeas corpus) to move an individual from a place of less freedom to more freedom.

  5. Peter Coleman:

    The Port Arthur deal (with Sempra) extends the Corpus arrangement where we are a buyer, to actually one step upstream where together we can add our value as Woodside, what that does is it allows us to bring to our customer optionality with respect to the LNG's pricing point, and also its geography and distance from markets.

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