ETYM Old Eng. bodi, as. bodig; akin to Old High Germ. botah. Related to Bodice.
1. The entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); SYN. organic structure, physical structure.
2. Corpse of a dead animal or person; SYN. dead body.
3. A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity.
4. A collection of particulars considered as a system.
5. The central message of a communication.
6. An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
ETYM Latin, fr cadere to fall.
The dead body of a human being; SYN. corpse, stiff, clay, remains.
ETYM Written also carcase.
(Irregular plural: carcasses).
1. A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.
2. The living body; -- commonly used in contempt or ridicule.
3. The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.
Military formation consisting of two to five divisions. Its strength is between 50,000 and 120,000 people. All branches of the army are represented. A corps is commanded by a lieutenant general or, in the US, a three-star general. Two or more corps form an army group.
1. A body of people associated together.
2. An army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions.
ETYM Old Fren. cors (sometimes written corps), French corps, Latin corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. Related to Midriff, Corse, Corselet, Corps, Cuerpo.
1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuosly.
2. The dead body of a human being.
(Irregular plural: corpora).
1. A collection of writings.
2. The main part of an organ or other bodily structure.
Body, especially of written works on a certain subject; all of texts gathered for linguistic research. corpus delicti, basic fact necessary to prove crime to have been committed; erroneously, body of murdered person. corpus juris, body of laws of a state. corpus luteum, mass of tissue formed after release of an egg in mammals. corpus vile, worthless thing.