What does corps mean?

Definitions for corps
kɔr, koʊrcorps

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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

How to pronounce corps?

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How to say corps in sign language?

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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. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The skeleton is the death: it’s in our body... (Le squelette, c'est la mort : - Il est dans notre corps...)

  2. Jonny Kim:

    I still have and hope that I will continue to have this attitude where I'm just happy to be where I am. I have an immense opportunity that so many deserving people don't have, to work in NASA, to be in the Astronaut Corps. That, if I never flew, it would still be an honor to serve. And who knows, something medical can come up, an injury can come up where I may be ineligible for spaceflight. It's not time wasted, I would still be very feel very privileged and it would be a huge honor to support ongoing missions. So to me, I don't know when I'll be assigned to a mission, and I don't care. I will be happy with whatever I have the honor of doing, and I will fulfill any role to the best of my ability.

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Faldowski:

    As time passes for everyone else, these families are still the ones without their husbands or wives ; their daughters or sons, marine Corps training is that you complete the mission.

  5. Duncan Hunter:

    I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.

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