Corpus Christi love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is highly industrialized and has a large shrimp-fishing fleet. Population: 285,000.
  • n. Roman Catholic Church A feast in honor of the Eucharist.
  • n. Roman Catholic Church The first Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the day on which this feast is observed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a festival in honor of the eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico
  • n. Thursday after Trinity Sunday; first celebrated in 1246

Etymologies

Middle English, from Medieval Latin Corpus Chrīstī, body of Christ : Latin corpus, body + Latin Chrīstī, genitive of Chrīstus, Christ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.