corpse

[kawrps]
noun
1.
a dead body, usually of a human being.
2.
something no longer useful or viable: rusting corpses of old cars.
3.
Obsolete. a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English corps; orig. spelling variant of cors corse but the p is now sounded

core, corp, corps, corpse, corpus.


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

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corpse
1540s, variant spelling of corps (q.v.). The -p- was originally silent, as in French, and with some speakers still is. The terminal -e was rare before 19c. Corpse-candle is attested from 1690s.
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corpse (kôrps)
n.

  1. A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.

  2. A cadaver.

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Example sentences
However, to get there in one piece required a preserved body, so people who
  could afford it wished to have their corpse mummified.
Officers searching a coffin and a corpse for contraband.
The story of a famous corpse gets a surprising twist.
There's something disorientating about seeing a prosthetic corpse being opened
  up.
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