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Definitions for corporeal
kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr-cor·po·re·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corporeal, materialadjective

    having material or physical form or substance

    "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett

  2. bodily, corporal, corporeal, somaticadjective

    affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

    "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness"


  1. corporealadjective

    material; tangible; physical

    His omnipotence That to corporeal substance could add Speed almost spiritual. - Milton

  2. corporealadjective

    Of or pertaining to the body; bodily.

  3. corporealadjective


  4. Etymology: From corporeus, from corpus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Corporealadjective

    Etymology: corporeus, Latin.

    The swiftness of those circles attribute,
    Though numberless, to his omnipotence,
    That to corporeal substances could add
    Speed almost spiritual. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.

    Having surveyed the image of God in the soul, we are not to omit those characters that God imprinted upon the body, as much as a spiritual substance could be pictured upon a corporeal. Robert South, Sermons.

    God being supposed to be a pure spirit, cannot be the object of any corporeal sense. John Tillotson.

    The course is finish’d which thy fates decreed,
    And thou from thy corporeal prison freed. John Dryden, Fables.

    Fix thy corporeal and internal eye
    On the young gnat, or new-engender’d fly. Matthew Prior.

    I am not in a condition to make a true step even on Aimsbury Downs; and I declare, that a corporeal false step is worse than a political one. Jonathan Swift.


  1. corporeal

    Corporeal refers to something that is physical or tangible, often related to the body or material world, as opposed to spiritual or immaterial aspects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corporealadjective

    having a body; consisting of, or pertaining to, a material body or substance; material; -- opposed to spiritual or immaterial

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  1. car pooler

  2. car-pooler

  3. carpooler

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of corporeal in a Sentence

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    The interval is immense between corporeal qualifications and sciences: the body in a moment is extinct, but knowledge endureth to the end of time.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    When one has ended up in a frustrating situation, trapped by paradoxical rules and lost in unsolvable logic puzzles, time comes to break free from a corporeal prison and head for new horizons. ( "Corporeal prison" )

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some will buy things, which they don’t really need, with money they don’t have, for people they don’t actually care for. In the end however, they find their financial assets and, even more so, their corporeal capacity, completely undermined. ( “Keeping up with the Joneses” )

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