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Meaning of CORPSE

Pronunciation:  korps

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the dead body of a human being

CORPSE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cadaver, clay, remains, stiff
 See Also: body, cremains, dead body



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Corpse\ (k[^o]rps), n. [OF. cors (sometimes written
corps), F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See
{Midriff}, and cf. {Corse}, {Corselet}, {Corps}, {Cuerpo}.]
1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; --
   sometimes contemptuously. [Obs.]

Note: Formerly written (after the French form) corps. See
      {Corps}, n., 1.

2. The dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig.

         He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it
         sprung upon its feet.                 --D. Webster.

{Corpse candle}.
   (a) A thick candle formerly used at a lich wake, or the
       customary watching with a corpse on the night before
       its interment.
   (b) A luminous appearance, resembling the flame of a
       candle, sometimes seen in churchyards and other damp
       places, superstitiously regarded as portending death.

{Corpse gate}, the gate of a burial place through which the
   dead are carried, often having a covered porch; -- called
   also {lich gate}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a corpse in your dream, represents an aspect of yourself that has died. Or it may mean that you are unexpressive. You have shut yourself down and are dead inside.
Thesaurus Terms
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