- The definition of a corpse is a dead body.
An example of a corpse is what you'd see at a funeral with an open casket.
corpse definition by Webster's New World
- a dead body, esp. of a person
- something once vigorous but now lifeless and of no use
- Obsolete a living body
Origin: variant, variety of corps
corpse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.