corps

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For the noun: corps
Plural form: corps

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
corps /kɔr/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  corps (kôrz, kōrz).
  1. Militarya part of the army or armed forces, such as a group assigned special duties:the Marine Corps.
  2. a group of persons associated or who act together:the Moscow press corps.
See -corp-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
corps  (kôr, kōr),USA pronunciation n., pl.  corps  (kôrz, kōrz).
  1. Military
    • a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone:the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.
    • a military unit of ground combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and other troops.
  2. a group of persons associated or acting together:the diplomatic corps; the press corps.
  3. [Print.]a Continental designation that, preceded by a number, indicates size of type in Didot points of 0.0148 in. (3.8 mm):14 corps.
  4. [Obs.]corpse.
  • Latin corpus body; see corpse
  • Middle French
  • Middle English corps, cors 1225–75
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged team, force, crew, band.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

corps /kɔː/ n ( pl corps /kɔːz/)
  1. a military formation that comprises two or more divisions and additional support arms
  2. a military body with a specific function: intelligence corps, medical corps
  3. a body of people associated together: the diplomatic corps
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, from Latin corpus body



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