Definition of corps
1a : an organized subdivision of the military establishment Marine Corps Signal Corpsb : a tactical unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and auxiliary arms and services
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 : corps de ballet
Examples of corps in a Sentence
members of the press corps
a reporter who is widely respected throughout the press corps
Recent Examples of corps from the Web
As the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, McDermott's scheme molded Luke Kuechly into an NFL Defensive Player of the Year and turned Thomas Davis into an All-Pro in the team's linebacker corps.
But on the eighth anniversary of her death, Alex becomes a prime suspect when two more corpses surface as well as a weapon linking him to Margot’s murder.
And within that dwindling corps of bread-and-butter jobs, those classified as assembly line workers account for less than 7% of manufacturing jobs.
Flies are attracted to incredibly gross things like corpses, garbage, dirty water, and so much more.
That means more demand on taxpayers for schools, bilingual education and accommodations for English language learners, as well as recruiting a corps of educators that reflects the nation's students.
A full corps includes 150 participants ages 14-21, who perform in brass, percussion, and color guard ensembles.
In his 15 years working in Washington communications, Spicer has established a working relationship with the Washington press corps, which should have (theoretically, at least) made his transition to press secretary a relatively smooth one.
Missouri, Iowa and Illinois all have levees in violation of corps requirements, but Illinois has the most.
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Origin and Etymology of corps
French, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus body
First Known Use: 1707See Words from the same year
CORPS Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of corps for Students
1 : an organized branch of a country's military forces Marine Corps
2 : a group of persons acting under one authority diplomatic corps
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