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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"


  1. corpsenoun

    a dead body

  2. corpseverb

    to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably

  3. Etymology: From corpus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Corps, Corpsenoun

    Etymology: corps, Fr. corpus, Latin.

    Though plenteous, all too little seems
    To stuff this man, this vast unhide-bound corps. John Milton.

    He looks as man was made, with face erect,
    That scorns his brittle corps, and seems asham’d
    He’s not all spirit. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    Not a friend greet
    My poor corps, where my bones shall be thrown. William Shakespeare.

    There was the murder’d corps in covert laid,
    And violent death in thousand shapes display’d. John Dryden, Fables.

    See where the corps of thy dead son approaches. Addison.

    The corpse was laid out upon the floor by the emperor’s command: he then bid every one light his flambeau, and stand about the dead body. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 99.



    Corpse Husband (born August 8, 1997), commonly abbreviated as Corpse and stylized as CORPSE, is an American YouTuber and musician. Corpse is best known for his music and "faceless" work on YouTube. He is mostly known for his horror story narration and Among Us content. He also gained notable recognition for his deep low-pitched voice.

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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  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. Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah:

    A 17-year-old corpse was tested positive for Ebola virus. This took place in Margibi County. There is no need to panic. The corpse has been buried and our contact tracing has started work.

  2. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Peuvrelle:

    And while the entire community banded together to search for Kristin desperately, Paul and Ruben Flores did not join in, you will hear Ruben Flores would tear down missing posters of Kristin — tore down her smiling, beautiful face — called her a ‘dirty slut,’ all while her corpse was decomposing underneath his deck.

  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. 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.

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