What does corpse mean?

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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"


  1. corpse(Noun)

    a dead body

  2. corpse(Verb)

    to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably

  3. Origin: From corpus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpse(noun)

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

  2. Corpse(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. James Cagney:

    Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse.

  2. Pauline Musariri:

    Its a stubborn fly that follows a corpse to the grave!

  3. The Afghan woman:

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

  4. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    It is unacceptable to treat any corpse this way, even if it is a dead terrorist.

  5. Andy Boucher:

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

Images & Illustrations of corpse

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