Definition of “corpse” - English Dictionary


“corpse” in English

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corpsenoun [ C ]

uk /kɔːps/ us /kɔːrps/

Examples from literature

  • A sergeant came into the room, breathing quickly, and looked in surprise from the corpse to the inspector. 
  • For this purpose the people gather round the corpse and carry it outside of the village. 
  • He eyed the corpse closely, and then proceeded to examine the death wound. 
  • However that may be, dead bodies might be either buried or burned, provided the deposit of the corpse or the ashes were made outside of the city. 
  • Then his grasp relaxed, and he fell back a corpse. 

(Definition of “corpse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“corpse” in American English

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corpsenoun [ C ]

us /kɔrps/

a dead body, esp. of a human

(Definition of “corpse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)