noun (plural corps /kôrz/)
- 1A main subdivision of an armed force in the field, consisting of two or more divisions: the 5th Army CorpsMore example sentences
- However, brigades, divisions, corps, and armies formed only as needed in wartime and were promptly disbanded during peacetime.
- The crown prince of Saxony was given the new Meuse Army, comprising three of First Army's corps and two cavalry divisions.
- Additionally, division, corps, and Army headquarters, along with their missions, will be realigned.
- 1.1A branch of a military organization assigned to a particular kind of work: the U.S. Army Medical CorpsMore example sentences
- Rifle and cavalry corps were assigned for operations on the outer perimeter of envelopment.
- Military academies produce leaders in all branches of the officer corps.
- The country was accordingly divided into defense zones, each assigned to an army corps.
- 1.2A body of people engaged in a particular activity: the press corpsMore example sentences
- First, rather than integrating media affairs in its planning, the command simply handed off the press to a specialized corps of public affairs officers.
- Mr Peare was one of the first corps of business studies graduates to emerge from Trinity College in 1965.
- Whilst there has been no official comment on the new measures, sources close to the government have confirmed that a special corps of Dome protection personnel is planned.
- 1.3 short for corps de ballet.More example sentences
- While in the corps of The Royal Ballet, he was injured, and he spent time watching television while healing.
- Perhaps no one works more intimately with the corps than the ballet masters.
- Graham was concerned with theatrical balance between corps and soloists, performers and the space around them.
late 16th century: from French, from Latin corpus 'body'.