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kɔrpscorpse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remainsnoun

    the dead body of a human being

    "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

Wiktionary

  1. corpsenoun

    a dead body

  2. corpseverb

    to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably

  3. Etymology: From corpus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpsenoun

    a human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuously

  2. Corpsenoun

    the dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig

  3. Etymology: [OF. cors (sometimes written corps), F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See Midriff, and cf. Corse, Corselet, Corps, Cuerpo.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corpse

    korps, or kors, n. the dead body of a human being.—ns. Corpse′-can′dle, a light seen hovering over a grave—an omen of death; Corpse′-gate, the lichgate (see Lichgate). [M. E. corps, earlier cors—O. Fr. cors, the body—L. corpus.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. corpse

    Jack's term for the party of marines embarked; the corps.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corpse' in Nouns Frequency: #2709

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corpse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corpse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of corpse in a Sentence

  1. Sheila Kariuki:

    Boys had crazy ideas that after a robbery, when they sleep with an old woman, it's like they are cleansed, the young boys would strangle the cucus ... Every time we went to pick up the corpse of an old woman, my heart used to bleed.

  2. Andy Boucher:

    He's the most battered corpse on the site, he had the largest number of broken bones.

  3. Raoul Vaneigem:

    People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.

  4. Judge Kang Dong-hyeok:

    The defendant deserves a heavy jail term considering the pain the victim must have gone through, the bitter emotion that the victim had to end her life in a foreign country this way, and sadness for the victim's bereaved family who lost their beloved family member, the victim is now returning to her homeland as a corpse.

  5. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

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