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cor·po·ral 1

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the body. See Synonyms at bodily.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin corporālis, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′po·ral′i·ty (-pə-răl′ĭ-tē) n.
cor′po·ral·ly adv.

cor·po·ral 2

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
n.
1.
a. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private first class and below sergeant.
b. A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above lance corporal and below sergeant.
2. One who holds the rank of corporal.

[Obsolete French, alteration of caporal, from Old Italian caporale, from capo, head, from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po·ral 3

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
n. Ecclesiastical
A white linen cloth on which the consecrated elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Old French and from Medieval Latin corporāle, both from Latin corporālis, of the body (the Eucharistic bread being representative of Christ's body), from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

corporal

(ˈkɔːpərəl; -prəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the body; bodily
2. an obsolete word for corporeal
[C14: from Latin corporālis of the body, from corpus body]
ˌcorpoˈrality n
ˈcorporally adv

corporal

(ˈkɔːpərəl; -prəl)
n
1. (Military) a noncommissioned officer junior to a sergeant in the army, air force, or marines
2. (Nautical Terms) (in the Royal Navy) a petty officer who assists the master-at-arms
[C16: from Old French, via Italian, from Latin caput head; perhaps also influenced in Old French by corps body (of men)]
ˈcorporalˌship n

corporal

(ˈkɔːpərəl; -prəl) or

corporale

n
(Textiles) a white linen cloth on which the bread and wine are placed during the Eucharist
[C14: from Medieval Latin corporāle pallium eucharistic altar cloth, from Latin corporālis belonging to the body, from corpus body (of Christ)]

cor•po•ral1

(ˈkɔr pər əl, -prəl)

adj.
1. of the body; bodily: corporal punishment.
2. personal: corporal possession.
3. Obs. corporeal; of the material world.
[1350–1400; Middle English corporall (< Anglo-French) < Latin corporālis bodily =corpor-, s. of corpus body (compare corpus) + -ālis -al1]
cor`po•ral′i•ty, n.
cor′po•ral•ly, adv.
syn: See physical.

cor•po•ral2

(ˈkɔr pər əl, -prəl)

n.
1. a noncommissioned U.S. Army officer ranking above a private first class.
2. a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps ranking above a lance corporal.
3. an officer of similar rank in the armed services of other countries.
[1570–80; < Middle French, variant of caporal (influenced by corporal corporal1) < Italian caporale, appar. contraction of phrase capo corporale corporal head, i.e., head of a body (of soldiers)]
cor′po•ral•cy, cor′po•ral•ship`, n.

cor•po•ral3

(ˈkɔr pər əl, -prəl)

n.
a linen cloth on which the elements of the Eucharist are placed.
[1350–1400; Middle English, earlier corpora(u)s < Old French corporaus, -als < Medieval Latin corporālis (palla) eucharistic (altar cloth)]

corporal

- Its military meaning came from "the head of a body of troops," from French caporale.
See also related terms for troops.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corporal - a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marinescorporal - a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
Adj.1.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"
physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
2.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"
corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett

corporal

adjective bodily, physical, fleshly, anatomical, carnal, somatic, corporeal (archaic), material We do not believe that corporal punishment should be used in schools.

corporal

adjective
Of or relating to the human body:
Translations
بَدَني، جِسْمـانـيعَريفعَرِيف
desátníktělesný
korporalfysisk afstraffelse
körperlichObergefreiteOberstabsgefreiterStabsgefreiterUnteroffizier
korpraalilihallinenruumiillinenalikersantti
kaplar
tizedes
líkamlegurundirliîòjálfi, korporáll
伍長
하사
decurion
kaprālismiesas-
kapralcielesny
desiatnik
desetar
furir
สิบโท จ่าอากาศโท
hạ sĩ

corporal

[ˈkɔːpərəl]
A. ADJcorporal
B. N (Mil) → cabo m
C. CPD corporal punishment Ncastigo m corporal

corporal

[ˈkɔːrpərəl] ncaporal m, brigadier mcorporal punishment nchâtiment m corporel

corporal

1
n (Mil) → Stabsunteroffizier m

corporal

2
adjkörperlich; pleasures, needsleiblich

corporal

[ˈkɔːprl] n (Mil) → caporalmaggiore m

corporal1

(ˈkoːpərəl) noun
(often abbreviated to Corp. when written) (a person of) the rank below sergeant.

corporal2

(ˈkoːpərəl) adjective
of the body. The headmaster disapproves of caning and all other forms of corporal punishment.

corporal

عَرِيف desátník korporal Unteroffizier δεκανέας cabo korpraali caporal kaplar caporale 伍長 하사 korporaal korporal kapral cabo militar капрал furir สิบโท จ่าอากาศโท onbaşı hạ sĩ 下士

corporal

adj corporal
References in classic literature ?
I don't approve of corporal punishment, especially for girls.
A common and natural result of an undue respect for the law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.
Wonder not then, what God for you saw good If I refuse not, but convert, as you, To proper substance; time may come when men With Angels may participate, and find No inconvenient Diet, nor too light Fare: And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to Spirit Improv'd by tract of time, and wingd ascend Ethereal, as wee, or may at choice Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell; If ye be found obedient, and retain Unalterably firm his love entire Whose progenie you are.
Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale nebulo quidam who has menaced me with corporal punishment nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs.
Hence it came to pass that these two Classes could see no force in the so-called axiom about "Distinction of Sides implying Distinction of Colour"; and when all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint.
I have never inflicted corporal punishment upon you, but I warn you that should you disobey your mother's wishes in this instance, I shall.
We saw one shrivelled old fellow with a huge box and a score or more of flower pots containing orchids, angrily expostulating with the corporal who would leave them behind.
Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.
As no attempt was made to prevent it, the door was opened, and a magistrate, wearing his official scarf, presented himself, followed by four soldiers and a corporal.
On the evening of the same day, Mulcahy, an unconsidered corporal - yet great in conspiracy - returned to cantonments, and heard sounds of strife and howlings from afar off.
His wife and daughter did all they could to bind up his wounds, both corporal and spiritual.
The latter conducted himself like a past-master in the art of flattery: he admired all Monk's tactics, and the ordering of his camp, he joked very pleasantly upon the circumvallations of Lambert's camp, who had, he said, very uselessly given himself the trouble to inclose a camp for twenty thousand men, whilst an acre of ground would have been quite sufficient for the corporal and fifty guards who would perhaps remain faithful to him.

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