What does corps mean?

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"

Wiktionary

  1. corpsnoun

    A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.

    Etymology: From corps, from corpus.

  2. corpsnoun

    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.

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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. Nayeli Salazar de Noguera:

    At the beginning of Community Corps, we were facing structural barriers. People couldn't get to the vaccines because of lack of transportation or conflicting work schedules. Now we're going into those cultural and deep-seated beliefs that many times come from countries of origin, the lack of confidence in government and the lack of utilization of health services, it doesn't matter what generation you are. You could even be a third-generation US-born( Latino) and those beliefs get to the younger generations.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I think it would be wise to leave the country. I am not talking about our diplomatic corps. I am talking about Americans who are there, i would hate for them to get caught in cross-fire, if in fact they did, and there’s no need for that.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The Army Corps of Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively, quickly and with the right amount of urgency as to where we can build additional standup walls quickly and then get after the threat. The threat is real, the risks are real. We need to control our borders.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Today's actions follow a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of President Donald Trump drones, the supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible of the hostile conduct of the regime. He's respected within his country. His office oversees the regime's most brutal instruments including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

  5. Kelly Wirfel:

    The Department of Defense is aware of concerns about possible carcinogens around the DOD military commission site located at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, working together with the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and other environmental and health officials, Navy Region Southeast is looking into this to identify whatever steps may be necessary to address these concerns.

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