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Definitions for corpse
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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

    Etymology: From corpus

  2. corpseverb

    to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably

    Etymology: From corpus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corpsenoun

    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. Corpsenoun

    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.

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  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. Pallo Conteh:

    I am expecting more cases, we are sure that the body was washed ... so all those who took part in the washing of the corpse, all those who were helping her when she was having wet symptoms would all become infected.

  2. Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah:

    There is no need to panic. The corpse has been buried and our contact tracing has started work.

  3. Minna Antrim:

    The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.

  4. Pauline Musariri:

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

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of corpse

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