Corpus Christi


Cor·pus Chris·ti

noun \ˈkr-pəs-ˈkris-tē\

Definition of CORPUS CHRISTI

:  the Thursday after Trinity observed as a Roman Catholic festival in honor of the Eucharist

Origin of CORPUS CHRISTI

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, body of Christ
First Known Use: 14th century

Cor·pus Chris·ti

geographical name \ˌkr-pəs-ˈkris-tē\

Definition of CORPUS CHRISTI

city & port S Texas on Corpus Christi Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico) at mouth of the Nueces pop 305,215

Corpus Christi

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 277,454) and port on Corpus Christi Bay, southern Texas, U.S. Founded in 1839 as a trading post, it was the scene of Mexican War operations and American Civil War skirmishes. The arrival of the railroad in 1881 stimulated a land boom. The exploitation of gas (1923), development of a deepwater port (1926), and discovery of the Saxtet oil field (1939) laid the city's economic foundation. Resort facilities are based on the bay and the coastal barrier islands, including Padre Island. It is also the site of the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: corpuscle
Previous Word in the Dictionary: corpus cardiacum
All Words Near: Corpus Christi

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Corpus Christi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More