corpse

noun
ADJECTIVE
human
naked
bloody, charred, headless, mangled, mutilated
decaying, rotting
bloated
dead, lifeless
mummified
living, walking

For over a year he lay in his hospital bed, a living corpse.

VERB + CORPSE
lay out

The corpse had been laid out on a marble slab.

discover, find
embalm
dismember, mutilate
CORPSE + VERB
be sprawled, lie

They saw the corpse sprawled on the steps.

PHRASES
be littered with corpses, be strewn with corpses

The ground was littered with the corpses of enemy soldiers.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, (of a human being), , , (used in disrespect)


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  • Corpse — (k[^o]rps), n. [OF. cors (sometimes written corps), F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See {Midriff}, and cf. {Corse}, {Corselet}, {Corps}, {Cuerpo}.] 1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; sometimes contemptuously. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corpse — I noun body, cadaver, carcass, carrion, casualty, corpus, dead body, dead person, deceased, departed, individual, lifeless body, mortal remains, murder victim, organic remains, remains, victim associated concepts: corpus delicti II index body …   Law dictionary

  • corpse — [ko:ps US ko:rps] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: corps; CORPS] the dead body of a person = ↑body ▪ The corpse was found by children playing in the woods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corpse — [ kɔrps ] noun count * the body of a dead person: They found his corpse a week later, washed up on the shore …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • corpse — 1540s, variant spelling of CORPS (Cf. corps) (q.v.). The p originally was silent, as in French, and with some speakers still is. The terminal e was rare before 19c. Corpse candle is attested from 1690s …   Etymology dictionary

  • corpse — carcass, cadaver, *body Analogous words: remains (see REMAINDER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corpse — [n] dead body body, bones*, cadaver, carcass, carrion, deceased, departed, mort*, remains, stiff*; concepts 390,417 …   New thesaurus

  • corpse — ► NOUN ▪ a dead body, especially of a human. ► VERB theatrical slang ▪ spoil a piece of acting by forgetting one s lines or laughing uncontrollably. ORIGIN Latin corpus …   English terms dictionary

  • corpse — [kôrps] n. [var. of CORPS] 1. a dead body, esp. of a person 2. something once vigorous but now lifeless and of no use 3. Obs. a living body SYN. BODY …   English World dictionary

  • corpse — n. 1) to bury; lay out a corpse 2) to dig up, exhume a corpse 3) a corpse decays, decomposes, rots * * * [kɔːps] decomposes exhume a corpse lay out a corpse rots a corpse decays to bury to dig up …   Combinatory dictionary

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