- The definition of a corps is a group of people working together or under the same organization to achieve a common goal or goals.
- Examples of a corps are the diplomatic corps or the press corp in Washington D.C.
- An example of a corps is Learn and Serve America.
- Corps is defined as a special branch of the military or a group of combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and assisting troops.
- An example of corps is the British Cavalry during WWI.
- An example of corps is the United States Marines.
- a body of people associated in some work, organization, etc. under common direction: a diplomatic corps
- a branch of the armed forces having some specialized function: the Signal Corps, the Marine Corps
- a tactical subdivision of an army, normally composed of two or more divisions, plus auxiliary service troops
Origin of corpsMiddle English ; from Old French corps, cors, body ; from Classical Latin corpus, body: see corpus
nounpl. corps corps
- a. A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.b. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
- A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction: the press corps.
Origin of corpsFrench, from Old French, from Latin corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.