corporal

Definitions

  • Corporal si Klegg 151
    Corporal si Klegg 151
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj corporal possessing or existing in bodily form "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare","an incarnate spirit","`corporate' is an archaic term"
    • adj corporal affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit "bodily needs","a corporal defect","corporeal suffering","a somatic symptom or somatic illness"
    • n corporal a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
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Additional illustrations & photos:

IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK
Good heavens, Corporal, what are you doing up there Good heavens, Corporal, what are you doing up there

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on
    • n Corporal A fine linen cloth, on which the sacred elements are consecrated in the eucharist, or with which they are covered; a communion cloth.
    • n Corporal (Mil) A noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant. In the United States army he is the lowest noncommissioned officer in a company of infantry. He places and relieves sentinels.
    • Corporal Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. "Past corporal toil.""Pillories and other corporal infections."
    • Corporal Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal. "A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are.""What seemed corporal melted
      As breath into the wind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1938, Hewlett-Packard became the first corporation to move to Silicon Valley.
    • corporal Pertaining or relating to the body; bodily; physical: as, corporal pain; corporal punishment.
    • corporal Material; not spiritual; corporeal.
    • corporal In zoology, pertaining to the thorax and abdomen, as distinguished from the head, wings, feet, and other appendages: as, corporal colors or marks.
    • corporal Synonyms Physical, Corporeal, etc. See bodily.
    • n corporal Eccles., in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the fine linen cloth spread on the altar during the celebration of the eucharist. Upon it are placed the chalice and (in front of this) the paten. The right-hand end of the corporal is turned back to cover the paten when on the altar (except during oblation and consecration), the chalice being covered with the pall, or, after communion, with the post-communion veil, sometimes also called a corporal. Also corporal-cloth, corporale.
    • n corporal The lowest non-commissioned officer of a company of infantry, cavalry, or artillery, next below a sergeant. He has charge of a squad, places and relieves sentinels, and has a certain disciplinary control in camp and barracks.
    • n corporal Semotilus corporalis, a cyprinoid fish found in fresh waters east of the Alleghanies.
    • n corporal [lowercase] Three-ball billiards with the addition of a wooden pin which spots wherever it falls on the playing-surface of the table and counts if knocked down by the cue-ball after this has hit another ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
    • n Corporal kor′po-ral in the British army, the grade of non-commissioned officer next in rank to a sergeant; in the navy, a petty officer under a master-at-arms
    • adj Corporal kor′po-ral belonging or relating to the body: having a body: not spiritual
    • n Corporal the cloth used in Catholic churches for covering the elements of the Eucharist—also Cor′porale, Cor′poras (obs.)
    • v.i Corporal and v.t. Corpō′realise
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”
  • Sir Edward Coke
    Sir Edward Coke
    “Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”
  • Peter Rena
    Peter Rena
    “Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.”
  • Howard Scott
    Howard Scott
    “A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”
  • Ed Mcmahon
    Ed Mcmahon
    “Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.”
  • Ken Mason
    Ken Mason
    “I'm not impressed with the power of a corporate president. I am impressed with the power of ideas.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted fr. F. caporal, It. caporale, fr. capo, head, chief, L. caput,. See Chief, and cf. Caporal

Usage

In literature:

Corporal Jones, be on the lookout for any signals that Corporal Smith may make.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Gift of Oliver Corporation, South Bend, Indiana.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Corporal Terry can look on at first.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
Corporal Dodds said nothing until the door opened once more, and the sergeant entered with an envelope.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
The corporation directed the production, marketed the products and financed both operations.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
I'm going to pass it over my head, and then make a noose and slip it round the corporal.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Pipe-lines were beyond the means of the individual, but brought in greater returns to the corporations that owned them.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
No corporal punishment was administered before his seventh year.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Corporal, fall in your men, and get to your duty.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I left instructions with the corporal in charge of that section to build up a barricade in the gap before daybreak.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
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In poetry:

"He is immensely fat, and so
Well suits the occupation:
In point of fact, if you must know,
We used to call him years ago,
THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION!
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
One day on parade to PREPERE and LA GUERRE
Came CORPORAL JACOT DEBETTE,
And trembling all over, he prayed of them there
To give him the pretty FILLETTE.
"The Two Majors" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Corporeal food, 'tis granted,
Serves vermin less refined,
Sir But this, a rat of taste,
All other rats surpass'd,
And he prey'd on the food of the mind, Sir.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
Thou goest to address thy heav'nly Sire,
Who promises each needful boon to grant,
Which those corporeal frames of our's require,
With ev'ry grace our sinful souls may want.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
Corporal Dunn was a volunteer bold;
He plunged in the deadliest fray;
A bayonet thrust laid him out stony cold—
And his widow is now Mrs. Gray,
Haw! Haw!
His widow is now Mrs. Gray!
"Song For Heroes" by Ellis Parker Butler
But some suppose that the trouble arose
With a certain Corporal Sanders,
Who sought to abuse the wooden shoes
That the natives wore in Flanders.
Saying: "————!"
"————"
"In Flanders" by Eugene Field

In news:

With Bluebird, Protoman, the Astrea Corporation, Jabrjaw, and Caps 10 pm Wednesday, August 22, at Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave, Fort Lauderdale.
Ever wondered why there aren't more faces of color in high corporate places.
Roaring Spring corporation marks its 125th year in business.
According to Jerry Hawkins, business coordinator for GCS, an investigation was initiated beginning last winter looking at the overall quality of the corporation's indoor bleachers .
Bill to sell-off Texas highways to foreign corporations dead on arrival in House.
An industry trade group asked a Federal judge today to broaden the terms of the Government's antitrust settlement with the Microsoft Corporation to include its Windows NT program for corporate computer networks.
Fujitsu PC Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, today announced it has formed a new business relationship with Siemens Corporation.
Charles Thomas, VP Research & Analytics, USAA Corporate Services, discussed how USAA has transformed their corporate strategy to customer centricity by utilizing their data warehouse and leveraging customer evaluations.
Sustainable packaging, sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, environmental coalitions, and on and on, ad nauseum.
Under corporate law, the board of directors sets compensation packages for the key officers of the corporation, especially the CEO.
The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Corporate Officers and Directors Beware ERISA as an End Run Around PSLRA.
Both solutions aim to simplify management tasks for corporate sales teams and complex corporations with multiple entities .
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented its highest honor, the Responsible Care Company of the Year Award, to two member Companies: Celanese Corporation and Ethyl Corporation.
The Garment Industry Development Corporation has received a $400,000 grant from the Empire State Development Corporation to establish a fashion technology center in lower Manhattan, representatives announced yesterday.
Spain's corporate tax take has tumbled by almost two thirds from pre-crisis levels as small businesses fail and a growing number of big corporations seek profits abroad to compensate for the prolonged downturn at home.
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In science:

Veikko Nyfors of Cray Finland Oy, Greg Astfalk of Convex Computer Corporation and Julie Gulla of Mathworks Inc. have provided information of the random number generators used in their products.
A Comparative Study of Some Pseudorandom Number Generators
Complex machinery of necessity requires complex documentation, and producing technical documentation is a time-consuming and expensive task for many corporations.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
RAND Corporation in 1955 (see reviews in Refs.
New tests of random numbers for simulations in physical systems
The crates were designed and built by Elma Corporation, with the first single crate arriving in December 1995.
QCDSP: The first 64 nodes
Lightwave Electronics Corporation, under contract to develop a 10 watt single frequency Nd:YAG laser for LIGO, has completed the design and are starting fabrication of the first unit.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the APS TG on gravitation
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