Meaning of CORPS in English


/kawr, kohr/ , n. , pl. corps /kawrz, kohrz/ .

1. Mil.

a. a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone: the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.

b. a military unit of ground combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and other troops.

2. a group of persons associated or acting together: the diplomatic corps; the press corps.

3. Print. a Continental designation that, preceded by a number, indicates size of type in Didot points of 0.0148 in. (3.8 mm): 14 corps.

4. Obs. corpse.

[ 1225-75; ME corps, cors corpus body; see CORPSE ]

Syn. 2. team, force, crew, band.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .