The definition of a corpse is a dead body.noun
An example of a corpse is what you'd see at a funeral with an open casket.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a dead body, esp. of a person
- something once vigorous but now lifeless and of no use
- Obsolete a living body
Origin: var. of corps
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Origin: Middle English corps, from Latin corpus; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.
corpse - Medical Definition
- A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.
- A cadaver.