from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dead body
- v. to lose control during a performance and laugh uncontrollably
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuously.
- n. The dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A living body; the physical frame of an animal, especially of a human being.
- n. A dead body, especially, and usually, of a human being: originally with the epithet dead expressed or implied in the context.
- n. Eccles., the land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office in England is endowed.
- n. Synonyms Remains, corse (poetic).
- To make a corpse of; murder.
- To ‘put out’ or confuse (an actor) in speaking his lines or to spoil (his ‘business’) by some blunder or mistake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dead body of a human being
Middle English corps, from Latin corpus; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin corpus ("body") (Wiktionary)