Definition of corporeal
corporeallyplay \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of corporeal in a sentence
the corporeal nature of matter
<corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst>
Did You Know?
In various religions, including Christianity, corporeal existence is often called the opposite of spiritual existence, and corporeal existence, unlike spiritual existence, is often said to be contaminated with evil. The word is also often used by philosophers, especially when considering the nature of reality. For lawyers, corporeal describes physical property such as houses or cars, as opposed to something valuable but nonphysical like a good reputation.
Origin and Etymology of corporeal
Middle English, from Latin corporeus of the body, from corpor-, corpus —see corpus
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of corporeal
CORPOREAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of corporeal for English Language Learners
: having or consisting of a physical body or form
CORPOREAL Defined for Kids
Definition of corporeal for Students
: having, consisting of, or relating to a physical body <Where was her body? … The corporeal Meg simply was not. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>
Medical Definition of corporeal
: having, consisting of, or relating to a physical material body
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