Definition of corporeal
corporeallyplay \kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of corporeal in a Sentence
the corporeal nature of matter
corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst
Recent Examples of corporeal from the Web
Others speculate that our corporeal beings will one day be made inorganic.
In the corporeal metaphors that the industrial rail network often inspired, stations were the beating hearts, rail lines the arteries, trains and passengers the vital blood.
The symbolic leaders of the movement to avoid gluten are charismatic public figures known for their corporeal beauty or athletic prowess.
The advent of the silicone breast implant represented to many women the ability to alter their corporeal fate; the hand dealt to them by their genetic coding.
While even stationary entertainment can lead to corporeal changes –
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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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