noun \ˈkr\

: an organized part of the military

: a large military group consisting of two or more divisions

: a group of people who are involved in some activity

plural corps \ˈkrz\

Full Definition of CORPS

a :  an organized subdivision of the military establishment <Marine Corps> <Signal Corps>
b :  a tactical unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and auxiliary arms and services
:  a group of persons associated together or acting under common direction; especially :  a body of persons having a common activity or occupation <the press corps>

Examples of CORPS

  1. members of the press corps
  2. <a reporter who is widely respected throughout the press corps>

Origin of CORPS

French, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus body
First Known Use: 1707

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical
CORPS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈkr\
plural corps \ˈkrz\

Definition of CORPS for Kids

:  an organized branch of a country's military forces <Marine Corps>
:  a group of persons acting under one authority <diplomatic corps>
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