What does corps mean?

Definitions for corps
kɔr, koʊrcorps

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word corps.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corps, army corps(noun)

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

  2. corps(noun)

    a body of people associated together

    "diplomatic corps"

Wiktionary

  1. corps(Noun)

    A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.

    Etymology: From corps, from corpus.

  2. corps(Noun)

    An organized group of people united by a common purpose.

    Etymology: From corps, from corpus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corps

    the human body, whether living or dead

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

  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

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

  3. Corps

    a body or code of laws

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

  4. Corps

    the land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed

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

Freebase

  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for corps »

  1. sproc

  2. crops

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Numerology

  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. Jason Haag:

    I was a grown man- a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was crying in full breakdown mode and they told me to come back later, They don't know how to deal with it quite honestly. There's obviously a systematic failure somewhere that needs to be fixed.

  2. John Roberts:

    It seems to me it's asking an awful lot of Florida tohave to say: We know that the Corps is going to change things the way it benefits us.

  3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    As long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before, they'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They'll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men.

  4. Gary Li:

    The main advantage of playing around with the marines is that they have a higher concentration of specialists, act well as light infantry, have good esprit de corps, and are nimble enough to be deployed over long distances if needed.

  5. Bryan McGrath:

    We would be operationally and strategically short-sighted not to retain unique amphibious capabilities within the Navy and Marine Corps team.

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