Meaning of corps


Pronunciation: (kôr, kōr), [key]
— pl. corps
  1. the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.
    1. a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone:the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.
    2. 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. 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. corpse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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