AskDefine | Define corpus

Dictionary Definition



1 capital as contrasted with the income derived from it [syn: principal, principal sum]
2 a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
3 the main part of an organ or other bodily structure [also: corpora (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary






corpus (plural: corpora or corpuses)
  1. the body
  2. a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.


  • Dutch: corpus
  • Finnish: korpus
  • French: corpus
  • Swedish: kropp
  • Turkish: külliyat (all works of a single author)



  1. body

Extensive Definition

Corpus (plural corpora) is Latin for body. It can refer to:
corpus in Bulgarian: Корпус
corpus in Czech: Korpus
corpus in German: Korpus
corpus in Spanish: Corpus
corpus in Limburgan: Corpus
corpus in Dutch: Corpus
corpus in Norwegian: Korps
corpus in Russian: Корпус
corpus in Slovak: Korpus
corpus in Slovenian: Korpus
corpus in Swedish: Kår
corpus in Ukrainian: Корпус

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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