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Meaning of CORPS

Pronunciation:  kowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions
  2. [n]  a body of people associated together; "diplomatic corps"

CORPS is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: army, army unit, body, corps diplomatique, diplomatic corps, diplomatic service, division, regular army, Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Corps\ (k[=o]r, pl. k[=o]rz), n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. L.
    corpus body. See {Corpse}.]
    1. The human body, whether living or dead. [Obs.] See
       {Corpse}, 1.
             By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and
             where.                                --Piers
    2. A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military
       establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of
       topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
             A corps operating with an army should consist of
             three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery,
             and a regiment of cavalry.            --Gen. Upton
                                                   (U. S.
                                                   Tactics. )
    3. A body or code of laws. [Obs.]
             The whole corps of the law.           --Bacon.
    4. (Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other
       ecclesiastical office is endowed. [Obs.]
             The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents
             have a corps.                         --Bacon.
    {Army corps}, or (French) {Corps d'arm['e]e} (k[-o]r`
       d[aum]r`m[asl]"), a body containing two or more divisions
       of a large army, organized as a complete army in itself.
    {Corps de logis} (k[-o]r` de l[-o]`zh[-e]") [F., body of the
       house], the principal mass of a building, considered apart
       from its wings.
    {Corps diplomatique} (k?r d?`pl?`m?-t?k") [F., diplomatic
       body], the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a
  2. \Corps\, n. [Ger.]
    In some countries of Europe, a form of students' social
    society binding the members to strict adherence to certain
    student customs and its code of honor; -- Ger. spelling
    usually korps.
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