corps

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noun \ˈkȯr\

Definition of corps

plural

corps

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  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  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>

  3. 3 :  corps de ballet

Examples of corps in a sentence

  1. members of the press corps

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

Origin and Etymology of corps

French, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus body


First Known Use: 1707



CORPS Defined for English Language Learners

corps

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noun \ˈkȯr\

Definition of corps for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CORPS Defined for Kids

corps

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noun \ˈkȯr\

Definition of corps for Students

plural

corps

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  1. 1 :  an organized branch of a country's military forces <Marine Corps>

  2. 2 :  a group of persons acting under one authority <diplomatic corps>



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