carcass


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car·cass

 (kär′kəs)
n.
1. The dead body of an animal, especially one slaughtered for food.
2. The body of a human.
3. Remains from which the substance or character is gone: the carcass of a former empire.
4. A framework or basic structure: the carcass of a burned-out house.

[Middle English carcas, from Anglo-Norman carcais and Medieval Latin carcasium.]

carcass

(ˈkɑːkəs) or

carcase

n
1. the dead body of an animal, esp one that has been slaughtered for food, with the head, limbs, and entrails removed
2. informal usually facetious or derogatory a person's body
3. the skeleton or framework of a structure
4. the remains of anything when its life or vitality is gone; shell
[C14: from Old French carcasse, of obscure origin]

car•cass

(ˈkɑr kəs)

n.
1. the dead body of an animal, esp. of a slaughtered animal after removal of the offal.
2. Slang. the body of a human being, whether living or dead.
3. the physical or structural remnant of something stripped, plundered, or decayed; shell.
4. an unfinished skeleton or framework, as of a house or ship.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French; Middle French carcasse < Italian carcassa]
syn: See body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carcass - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for foodcarcass - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"

carcass

noun
1. body, remains, corpse, skeleton, dead body, cadaver (Medical) A cluster of vultures crouched on the carcass of a dead buffalo.
2. remains, shell, framework, debris, remnants, hulk At one end of the camp lies the carcass of an aircraft which crashed in the mountains.
3. (Informal) body, butt (U.S. slang), ass (U.S. slang), arse (taboo slang) Get your carcass back to the boathouse right now!

carcass

noun
The physical frame of a dead person or animal:
Slang: stiff.
Translations
جيفَـه
poražené zvíře
ådselkadaver
tetem
skerdena
kautķermenis
zabité zviera
lešinatruplo
as

carcass

carcase [ˈkɑːkəs] N
1. [of animal] → res f muerta; (= body) → cuerpo m; (= dead body) → cadáver m
to save one's carcasssalvar el pellejo
2. [of building, vehicle] → carcasa f, armazón m or f

carcass

[ˈkɑːrkəs] n [animal] → carcasse fcar chase ncourse-poursuite f

carcass

n
(= corpse)Leiche f; (of animal)Kadaver m, → (Tier)leiche f; (at butcher’s) → Rumpf m; move your fat carcass! (inf)schwing deinen Arsch weg! (sl)
(of ship, house)Skelett nt; (= remains)Überbleibsel pl, → Trümmer pl

carcass

carcase [ˈkɑːkəs] n (of animal) → carcassa

carcass

(ˈkaːkəs) noun
a dead body, usually animal, not human. The carcasses of various animals hung in the butcher's shop.
References in classic literature ?
It may be as you say," he continued, reverting to the purport of Heyward's last remark; "and the greater the reason why we should cut our steaks, and let the carcass drive down the stream, or we shall have the pack howling along the cliffs, begrudging every mouthful we swallow.
The carcass of a deer, shot within twenty miles, had supplied material for the vast circumference of a pasty.
The carcass hog was scooped out of the vat by machinery, and then it fell to the second floor, passing on the way through a wonderful machine with numerous scrapers, which adjusted themselves to the size and shape of the animal, and sent it out at the other end with nearly all of its bristles removed.
And if anybody that belonged to the band told the secrets, he must have his throat cut, and then have his carcass burnt up and the ashes scattered all around, and his name blotted off of the list with blood and never men- tioned again by the gang, but have a curse put on it and be forgot forever.
Th' divil's harried off his soul,' he cried, 'and he may hev' his carcass into t' bargin, for aught I care
Sixty years had proved his fidelity, and had brought his battered old carcass, at the end of the voyage, into port in his master's house.
Umslopogaas alone stood up to face her, for he only had withdrawn his assegai from the carcass of the lion.
Thou at the sight Pleas'd, out of Heaven shalt look down and smile, While by thee rais'd I ruin all my Foes, Death last, and with his Carcass glut the Grave: Then with the multitude of my redeemd Shall enter Heaven long absent, and returne, Father, to see thy face, wherein no cloud Of anger shall remain, but peace assur'd, And reconcilement; wrauth shall be no more Thenceforth, but in thy presence Joy entire.
At the rate of a mark of gold for each six pounds of silver, thou shalt free thy unbelieving carcass from such punishment as thy heart has never even conceived.
But if I were sure they were raving--as I am morally certain one, at least, of them is down with fever--I should leave this camp, and at whatever risk to my own carcass, take them the assistance of my skill.
Sometimes they determined to starve me; or at least to shoot me in the face and hands with poisoned arrows, which would soon despatch me; but again they considered, that the stench of so large a carcass might produce a plague in the metropolis, and probably spread through the whole kingdom.
He got himself dressed at last, and then, slowly, for he was sorely bruised and could not go fast, he proceeded to the stable, followed by all who were present, and going up to Dapple embraced him and gave him a loving kiss on the forehead, and said to him, not without tears in his eyes, "Come along, comrade and friend and partner of my toils and sorrows; when I was with you and had no cares to trouble me except mending your harness and feeding your little carcass, happy were my hours, my days, and my years; but since I left you, and mounted the towers of ambition and pride, a thousand miseries, a thousand troubles, and four thousand anxieties have entered into my soul;" and all the while he was speaking in this strain he was fixing the pack-saddle on the ass, without a word from anyone.