Associations to the word «Corporal»


CORPORAL, adjective. (archaic) Having a physical, tangible body; corporeal.
CORPORAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to the body, especially the human body.
CORPORAL, noun. (military) A non-commissioned officer army rank with NATO code OR-4. The rank below a sergeant but above a lance corporal and private.
CORPORAL, noun. A non-commissioned officer rank in the police force, below a sergeant but above a private or patrolman.
CORPORAL, noun. (ecclesiastical) The white linen cloth on which the elements of the Eucharist are placed; a communion cloth.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, noun. A form of punishment achieved by inflicting blows to the offender's body.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTS, noun. Plural of corporal punishment

Dictionary definition

CORPORAL, noun. A noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines.
CORPORAL, adjective. Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness".
CORPORAL, adjective. Possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term".

Wise words

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.