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corpse

 (kôrps)
n.
A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.

[Middle English corps, from Latin corpus; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

corpse

(kɔːps)
n
a dead body, esp of a human being; cadaver
vb
(Theatre) theatre slang to laugh or cause to laugh involuntarily or inopportunely while on stage
[C14: from Old French corps body, from Latin corpus body]

corpse

(kɔrps)

n.
1. a dead body, usu. of a human being.
2. Obs. a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.
[1225–75; Middle English corps; orig. sp. variant of cors corse but the p is now sounded]
syn: See body.

corpse


Past participle: corpsed
Gerund: corpsing

Imperative
corpse
corpse
Present
I corpse
you corpse
he/she/it corpses
we corpse
you corpse
they corpse
Preterite
I corpsed
you corpsed
he/she/it corpsed
we corpsed
you corpsed
they corpsed
Present Continuous
I am corpsing
you are corpsing
he/she/it is corpsing
we are corpsing
you are corpsing
they are corpsing
Present Perfect
I have corpsed
you have corpsed
he/she/it has corpsed
we have corpsed
you have corpsed
they have corpsed
Past Continuous
I was corpsing
you were corpsing
he/she/it was corpsing
we were corpsing
you were corpsing
they were corpsing
Past Perfect
I had corpsed
you had corpsed
he/she/it had corpsed
we had corpsed
you had corpsed
they had corpsed
Future
I will corpse
you will corpse
he/she/it will corpse
we will corpse
you will corpse
they will corpse
Future Perfect
I will have corpsed
you will have corpsed
he/she/it will have corpsed
we will have corpsed
you will have corpsed
they will have corpsed
Future Continuous
I will be corpsing
you will be corpsing
he/she/it will be corpsing
we will be corpsing
you will be corpsing
they will be corpsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corpsing
you have been corpsing
he/she/it has been corpsing
we have been corpsing
you have been corpsing
they have been corpsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corpsing
you will have been corpsing
he/she/it will have been corpsing
we will have been corpsing
you will have been corpsing
they will have been corpsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corpsing
you had been corpsing
he/she/it had been corpsing
we had been corpsing
you had been corpsing
they had been corpsing
Conditional
I would corpse
you would corpse
he/she/it would corpse
we would corpse
you would corpse
they would corpse
Past Conditional
I would have corpsed
you would have corpsed
he/she/it would have corpsed
we would have corpsed
you would have corpsed
they would have corpsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corpse - the dead body of a human beingcorpse - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
cremains - the remains of a dead body after cremation

corpse

noun body, remains, carcass, cadaver, stiff (slang) The victim's corpse was pulled out of the river.
Related words
fear necrophobia

corpse

noun
The physical frame of a dead person or animal:
Slang: stiff.
Translations
جُثَّةجُثَّـه، جُثـمـان
cadàver
mrtvola
lig
laip
ruumisraato
leš
hulla
lík
死体
시체
lavonas
līķis
cadavru
truplo
lik
ซากศพ
xác chết

corpse

[kɔːps] Ncadáver m

corpse

[ˈkɔːrps] ncadavre m

corpse

nLeiche f, → Leichnam m (geh)
vi (Theat sl) → einen Lachanfall bekommen

corpse

[kɔːps] ncadavere m

corpse

(koːps) noun
a dead body, especially of a human being. Don't move the corpse before you send for the police.

corpse

جُثَّة mrtvola lig Leiche πτώμα cadáver ruumis cadavre leš salma 死体 시체 lijk lik trup cadáver труп lik ซากศพ ceset xác chết 尸体

corpse

n. cadáver, muerto-a.

corpse

n cadáver m
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One does not find out what a hold the chalet has taken upon him, until he presently comes upon a new house-- a house which is aping the town fashions of Germany and France, a prim, hideous, straight-up-and-down thing, plastered all over on the outside to look like stone, and altogether so stiff, and formal, and ugly, and forbidding, and so out of tune with the gracious landscape, and so deaf and dumb and dead to the poetry of its surroundings, that it suggests an undertaker at a picnic, a corpse at a wedding, a puritan in Paradise.
If they'd a had some bullets in, I reckon they'd a got the corpse they was after.
All the blood sank suddenly out of his face; his hand quaked, and he gazed at the polished surface before him with the glassy stare of a corpse.