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corps

 (kôr)
n. pl. corps (kôrz)
1.
a. A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.
b. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
2. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction: the press corps.

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

corps

(kɔː)
n, pl corps (kɔːz)
1. (Military) a military formation that comprises two or more divisions and additional support arms
2. (Military) a military body with a specific function: intelligence corps; medical corps.
3. a body of people associated together: the diplomatic corps.
[C18: from French, from Latin corpus body]

corps

(kɔr, koʊr)

n., pl. corps (kôrz, kōrz).
1.
a. an organization of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone: the U.S. Marine Corps.
b. a combat unit comprising two or more divisions.
2. a group of persons associated or acting together.
[1225–75; Middle English corps, cors < Middle French < Latin corpus body; compare corpse]

corps

Corps

 a body of men assigned to a special service, usually military; a number of students; members of an organization who wear uniforms, as St. John Ambulance Corps.
Examples: corps of actors [Dramatic Corps], 1831; of anatomists—Mensa; Corps de Ballet, 1845; of counsellors [legal], 1803; of giraffes; of instructors, 1859; ragged corps of labourers, 1832; of writers, 1882.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corps - an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their supportcorps - an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
Women's Army Corps, WAC - an army corps that was organized in World War II but is no longer a separate branch of the United States Army
Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC - a training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers
division - an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
2.corps - a body of people associated together; "diplomatic corps"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
corps diplomatique, diplomatic corps, diplomatic service - the body of diplomatic personnel

corps

noun team, unit, regiment, detachment, company, body, band, division, troop, squad, crew, contingent, squadron an officer in the Army Medical Corps

corps

noun
1. A group of people acting together in a shared activity:
2. A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
Translations
السِّلك الدِبلوماسيقِطْعَـه عَسْكَـريّـه
sbor
korps
korpus
armeijakuntakunta
alakulat
deildhópur, deild
korpusas
korpuss
kår

corps

[kɔːʳ]
A. N (corps (pl)) [kɔːz] (Mil) → cuerpo m (de ejército)
see also diplomatic, press D
B. CPD corps de ballet Ncuerpo m de baile

corps

[ˈkɔːr] [corps] [ˈkɔːr ˈkɔːrz] (pl) n (in army)corps m

corps

n pl <-> (Mil) → Korps nt

corps

[kɔːʳ] n (corps (pl)) [kɔːz]corpo
press corps → ufficio m stampa inv

corps

(koː) plural corps (koːz) noun
1. a division of an army. The Royal Armoured Corps.
2. a group or company. the diplomatic corps.
References in classic literature ?
The solemnity is simple; the five corps assemble at night, and at a signal they all fall loading themselves with beer, out of pint-mugs, as fast as possible, and each man keeps his own count--usually by laying aside a lucifer match for each mud he empties.
The members of a corps always received a fellow-member in this way, too; but they paid no attention to members of other corps; they did not seem to see them.
It really was Golenishtchev, a comrade of Vronsky's in the Corps of Pages.
that makes no great difference--half the corps is exactly in the same predicament.
Pray, sir," said I, trembling lest my BOSS might be a colonel of the editorial corps, after all--"pray, sir," said I, "is it expected in this country that the wardrobe should entertain the political sentiments of its boss?
It is observed that select corps may be formed, composed of the young and ardent, who may be rendered subservient to the views of arbitrary power.
The attention of the government ought particularly to be directed to the formation of a select corps of moderate extent, upon such principles as will really fit them for service in case of need.
But the room seemed a palace to the brats of the corps de ballet, who were lodged in common dressing-rooms where they spent their time singing, quarreling, smacking the dressers and hair-dressers and buying one another glasses of cassis, beer, or even rhum, until the call-boy's bell rang.
As this corps was composed of volunteers, and was commanded by a man who had passed the first five-and-thirty years of his life in camps and garrisons, it was the non-parallel of military science in that country, and was confidently pronounced by the judicious part of the Templeton community, to be equal in skill and appearance to any troops in the known world; in physical endowments they were, certainly, much superior
Then he would talk to Philip of the university, the quarrels between rival corps, the duels, and the merits of this and that professor.
He had been at a fast supper-party, given the night before by Captain the Honourable George Cinqbars, at his house in Brompton Square, to several young men of the regiment, and a number of ladies of the corps de ballet, and old Mac, who was at home with people of all ages and ranks, and consorted with generals, dog-fanciers, opera-dancers, bruisers, and every kind of person, in a word, was resting himself after the night's labours, and, not being on duty, was in bed.
You have brought your army corps to Pultusk, routed: here it is exposed, and without fuel or forage, so something must be done, and, as you yourself reported to Count Buxhowden yesterday, you must think of retreating to our frontier- which do today.