corps

Definitions

  • The Signal Corps
    The Signal Corps
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corps an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
    • n corps a body of people associated together "diplomatic corps"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino
    • Corps A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps. "A corps operating with an army should consist of three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery, and a regiment of cavalry."
    • Corps A body or code of laws. "The whole corps of the law."
    • Corps In some countries of Europe, a form of students' social society binding the members to strict adherence to certain student customs and its code of honor; -- Ger. spelling usually korps.
    • Corps The human body, whether living or dead. "By what craft in my corps , it cometh [commences] and where."
    • Corps (Eccl) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed. "The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents have a corps ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corps The older spelling of corpse.
    • n corps A body; a visible object: only in the legal phrase corps certain (which see, below).
    • n corps A body or number of persons conventionally or formally associated or acting together: as, the diplomatic corps. See Corps Législatif, below, and esprit de corps, under esprit.
    • n corps Milit.: A part of the army expressly organized according to the Articles or War, and having a head and members, as a regiment or an independent company, or any other military body having such organization: as, the Marine Corps; the Corps of Topographical Engineers; hospital corps, etc.
    • n corps More specifically, the tactical unit of a large army next above a division. It is usually composed of several divisions of infantry and cavalry, contingents of artillery and other branches of the service, and is to a large degree complete in itself. France has 20 corps d'armée, 18 in the country, and 2 in Algeria and Tunis, and Germany has an even larger number. The number of men varies from about 18,000 to about 40,000. See army-corps.
    • n corps In the German universities, a students' society.
    • n corps One of the several bodies of officers charged with special administrative duties in the army or navy. In the United States navy the corps are as follows: medical corps, in charge of the sanitary and medical service; pay corps, in charge of supplies and stores, commissary, accounts, disbursements of money; corps of chaplains; corps of naval constructors, in charge of building and repairs of vessels; corps of professors of mathematics, in charge of work at the Naval Observatory and instruction at the Naval Academy; and corps of civil engineers, in charge of construction of dry-docks, buildings, and civil-engineering work generally at navy-yards.
    • n corps a body of picked men.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corps kōr a division of an army forming a tactical unit—usually Corps d'armée, or army corps
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Quotations

  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    “A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. corpus, body. See Corpse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. corpus.

Usage

In literature:

This corps has plenty.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
The Tenth Army in the Artois received enough additional men to give it seven corps.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
The 8th Corps, badly demoralized, poured back on the rear of the 19th Corps, closely pursued by the enemy.
"History of the 159th Regiment, N.Y.S.V." by Edward Duffy
Carr's division was opposed to Price's corps, and Van Dorn gave his personal attention to that part of the field.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Other corps were firing at the time, when a ricochet bullet struck the captain and killed him.
"A Soldier's Life" by Edwin G. Rundle
These hundred and eighty-five thousand men he had formed into four armies, and four corps of observation.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
The 20th Corps led the advance of Slocum's column, the 14th Corps following with Kilpatrick's cavalry in the entire advance.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
The organization of the Corps to its smallest detail of technical stores, supply and transport had to be thought out.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
Corps Imperial Camel Corps.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The corps commanders were now called to general headquarters and each received his orders in writing.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

And fresh recruits are dropping in
To join the merry corps:
With yelp and yell,—a mingled din—
The woods are in a roar.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
"Oh Johnnie! my brither!" quo' Archibold
Wi' a hert-upheavin mane,
"I wad pit my soul i' yer wastit corp
To see ye alive again!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
She turnd her bodye round about,
And spied the corps a coming:
Laye downe, laye downe the corps, she sayd,
That I may look upon him.
"Barbara Allen's Cruelty" by Thomas Percy
A valiant corps, where force and beauty met;
Happy, alas, too happy, but for foes!
Lived, and ran the race, that Nature set:
Of manhood's shape, where she the mould did lose.
"Of The Death Of Sir Thomas Wyatt The Elder" by Henry Howard
This is the sable Stone, this is the Cave,
And womb of earth that doth his Corps embrace;
While others sing his praise, let me engrave
These bleeding Numbers to adorn the place.
"Tears At The Grave Of Sir Albertus Morton (Who Was Buried At Southampton) Wept" by Sir Henry Wotton
To thee, O earth, agayne I do restore,
My carrion corpes, which from thee did proceede:
Because it did neglect all godly lore,
Let greedy wormes vpon it alwayes feede;
Let it in filth consume and rot away,
And so remaine vntil the iudgement day.
"A will or Testament" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

Boren helps put a band-aid on OSU linebacking corps.
The team at Weta made the life-size sentry bot for Valve Corp.
He joined the Marine Corps right out of high school in 2003, hoping to go to war.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' two paramount strategists.
Gary Flake recalled scanning the faces of the three other senior Microsoft Corp.
In 1969, year-old Intel Corp. Was working feverishly to invent the dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM.
Dorvin Lively is the newest member of Ace Hardware Corp.'s upper-echelon management team — the Ace CFO hired three years ago was promoted to executive VP in January 2011.
Judith Regan Talking to News Corp. About a Settlement While Brandishing Mysterious Tape.
Tony Hill, chief of the emergency management office for the US Army Corps of Engineers office in Little Rock, Ark.
Leading the virtualization of the Marine Corps' networks and championing the consolidation of data centers.
Sprint Nextel Corp. Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) and Sprint Nextel Corp.
Gains Slip for ICL, Israel Corp. After Conflicting Government Statements on Potash Corp.
Chris Faranetta / HyperV Technologies Corp. HyperV Technologies Corp.
Corps of Rediscovery meeting scheduled in Vermillion Oct 5 South Dakota's Corps of Rediscovery will meet 10:30 am Oct 5, at the W.H.
JACKSON — Federal officials say Entergy Corp. Can buy two power plants from KGen Power Corp. For $523 million, but say the antitrust investigation of Entergy is not over.
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In science:

Poincaré, Thermodynamique, Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1908, p449-450 Henri Poincaré, “On the Three-body Problem and the Equations of Dynamics ” (“Sur le Probleme des trios corps ci les equations de dynamique ”), Acta mathematica, 13(1890)270, in The Kinetic Theory of Gases (pp. 368-81), 2003, by Stephen G.
What can we still learn from Brownian motion?
Une preuve simple des conjectures de Langlands pour GL(n) sur un corps p-adique.
Functoriality for General Spin Groups
Dumas, Sur le corps des fractions de certaines alg`ebres quantiques, J.
Multiparameter Twisted Weyl Algebras
Pirutka, Sur le groupe de Chow de codimension deux des vari´et´es sur les corps finis, Preprint 2010. 19. P.
Finite generation conjectures for cohomology over finite fields
Deux groupes finis distincts ayant la mˆeme alg`ebre de groupe sur tout corps.
Simple linear groups $PSL_4(q)$ are determined by the set of their character degrees
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