What does corpse mean?

Definitions for corpse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains(noun)

    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. corpse(Noun)

    a dead body

    Etymology: From corpus

  2. corpse(Verb)

    to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably

    Etymology: From corpus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpse(noun)

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

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

  2. Corpse(noun)

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

    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.

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. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Jesus did not come back from the grave as a ghost. Nor was it a simple resuscitation of a corpse. Jesus reversed death.

  2. Aeschylus:

    O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.

  3. 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.

  4. The Afghan woman:

    (They) burned her and then threw her corpse away in the Kabul River.

  5. Professor Howe:

    Ptolemy stole Alexanders corpse, displaying it publicly, and establishing a link with the legendary figure of the age, during a pause in the wars between Alexanders successors over the tatters of his empire, Ptolemy began to build Alexandria as an eternal home for Alexander.

Images & Illustrations of corpse

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