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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
diplomatic corps
esprit de corps
Marine Corps
press corps
▪ the White House press corps
▪ For all of its own bureaucratic strictures, the diplomatic corps had the sympathetic ears that Liang was looking for.
▪ In Chongqing, Joe sought out contacts who could introduce him to the upper levels of the government and diplomatic corps.
▪ All decisions had to be made by his two corps commanders.
▪ He was one of their best corps commanders.
▪ Khalid al Zayn Ali, the artillery corps commander, Maj.-Gen.
▪ The correspondents of the press knew it long before the corps commanders were informed of the fact.
▪ No army corps commander can ever be sure he has enough authority over his units to contemplate a coup.
▪ On the Union side, General Meade assembled his corps commanders for a council of war.
▪ It has no officer corps and has never developed a uniform central system of recruitment and management.
▪ The breakdown of discipline and morale in the professional officer corps is hardly a state secret.
▪ A further difference between the army and the police was that the professional officer corps had the task of leading the revolution.
▪ A veteran of the Navy officer corps.
▪ The officer corps was small, young and inexperienced.
▪ The officer corps, comprising about one-half of the men in uniform, is rapidly shrinking.
▪ Educational qualifications for entry into the officer corps had been lower than for other comparable elements of the administration.
▪ The officer corps had no real connection with the troops.
▪ The invited press corps kept its distance from Holden, leaving him in peace to concentrate on his performance.
▪ Remember when she invited the press corps in to sample her favorite cookie recipe?
▪ The important visitors filed in after them, and then the members of the press corps.
▪ It made it that much harder for the Washington press corps to drop in and snoop.
▪ The spokesman returned in a state of even greater perplexity to confront the television cameras and assembled press corps.
▪ But they were no ordinary members of the Washington press corps.
the Marine Corps
▪ a ballet corps
▪ He was one of their best corps commanders.
▪ He was the guy who developed an esprit de corps among the committee members.
▪ I even felt this about the two trombones, who did not join the magnificent brass corps until its final chorale.
▪ It has no officer corps and has never developed a uniform central system of recruitment and management.
▪ She had first given her life to Him as a child, at the mercy seat in the local corps.
▪ The breakdown of discipline and morale in the professional officer corps is hardly a state secret.
▪ The surgeons of our corps selected for a hospital a large massive stone building....
▪ To General von Zwehl the slaughter of his triumphant corps was particularly galling.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Corps \Corps\ (k[=o]r, pl. k[=o]rz), n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. L. corpus body. See Corpse.]

  1. The human body, whether living or dead. [Obs.] See Corpse, 1.

    By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and where.
    --Piers Plowman.

  2. A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.

    A corps operating with an army should consist of three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery, and a regiment of cavalry.
    --Gen. Upton (U. S. Tactics. )

  3. A body or code of laws. [Obs.]

    The whole corps of the law.

  4. (Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed. [Obs.]

    The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents have a corps.

  5. [Ger.] In some countries of Europe, a form of students' social society binding the members to strict adherence to certain student customs and its code of honor; -- Ger. spelling usually korps.

    Army corps, or (French) Corps d'arm['e]e (k[-o]r` d[aum]r`m[asl]"), a body containing two or more divisions of a large army, organized as a complete army in itself.

    Corps de logis (k[-o]r` de l[-o]`zh[-e]") [F., body of the house], the principal mass of a building, considered apart from its wings.

    Corps diplomatique (k?r d?`pl?`m?-t?k") [F., diplomatic body], the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a government.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., cors "body," from Old French cors "body, person, corpse, life" (9c.), from Latin corpus "body" (see corporeal). Sense in English evolved from "dead body" (13c.) to "live body" (14c.) to "body of citizens" (15c.) to "band of knights" (mid-15c.). The modern military sense (1704) is from French corps d'armée (16c.), picked up in English during Marlborough's campaigns.\n

\nFrench restored the Latin -p- in 14c., and English followed 15c., but the pronunciation remained "corse" at first and corse persisted as a parallel formation. After the -p- began to be sounded (16c. in English), corse became archaic or poetic only.


n. 1 (context military English) A battlefield formation composed of two or more division. 2 An organized group of people united by a common purpose.

  1. n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions

  2. a body of people associated together; "diplomatic corps"


The CORPS game system, or Complete Omniversal Role Playing System, is a generic role-playing game system. It was created by Greg Porter in 1990.

When the game was first published, it was available in game stores and conventions. Beginning in 2003, Blacksburg Tactical Research Center ended publication of CORPS books and related materials. They are available only in a PDF format download, or printed on demand.

Corps (disambiguation)

A corps is a large military unit usually composed of two or more divisions.

Corps may also refer to:

Usage examples of "corps".

Penrod converted Akasha into an entrenched camp, a base from which the Camel Corps could sally out.

They came no closer to the village of Akasha than five miles before they were attacked by elements of the Camel Corps, and driven off with the loss of two good men.

Marine Corps combat instructor, Akers was trained as a Navy SEAL, and Swigart was a former Navy A-36 fighter pilot.

Barras, who declared the dangers of liberty averted, or the decree for the removal of the legislative corps, which was passed and executed under the pretext of the existence of imminent peril?

At the Marine Corps, Air Station there, she was assigned to the Second Marine Air Wing, a Harrier jet squadron, for five weeks of on-the-job training while awaiting the next scheduled start of avionics technician class.

The international press corps did not come all the way to the Winter Olympics to watch the biathlon sober.

The press corps is finding that it must consume massive quantities before it is prepared to face the biathlon competition.

Field Marshal von Brauchitsch, the Commander in Chief of the Army, and Field Marshals von Rundstedt and von Bock, who led the southern and central army groups, respectively, and General Guderian, the genius of the panzer corps.

He listened to it, hearing also the footsteps coming up behind him, but thinking of how good a thing it had been to sleep late every morning as a member of this Bugle Corps and wake up to the sounds of the line companies already outside at drill.

They walked down the flight of steps and out the walk in front of A Company, where the Bugle Corps was quartered, crossed the street and walked along Headquarters building to the sallyport.

Red would not quit a soft deal like the Bugle Corps because his pride was hurt.

It made a change in him right away and he dropped out of the boxing squad to get himself apprenticed to the Bugle Corps.

He planned to stay there in that Bugle Corps for his full thirty years.

When he put in to get back into the Bugle Corps, he found that while he was away they had suddenly gone overstrength.

He transferred to this other regiment because it had the best Bugle Corps in the Lower Post.