- A dead body, especially of a human being rather than an animal.More example sentences
- Then for the next 8 hours during the second stage I evacuated corpses or dead bodies.
- Lisa Morgan, 30, a legal secretary from Chatham, Kent, clung to a tree for six hours, surrounded by human corpses and dead animals.
- He emphasizes that their dead bodies, their corpses, will fall in the wilderness.
Middle English (denoting the living body of a person or animal): alteration of corse by association with Latin corpus, a change that also took place in French (Old French cors becoming corps). The p was originally silent, as in French; the final e was rare before the 19th century, but now distinguishes corpse from corps.