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Adjective, Noun


Noun corporal has 1 sense

Adjective corporal has 2 senses


corporaln. [Corrupted fr. F. caporal, It. caporale, fr. capo head, chief, L. caput. See Chief, and cf. Caporal.].
     A noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant. In the United States army he is the lowest noncommissioned officer in a company of infantry. He places and relieves sentinels.  [1913 Webster]
Corporal's guard, a detachment such as would be in charge of a corporal for guard duty, etc.; hence, derisively, a very small number of persons. -- Lance corporal, an assistant corporal on private's pay. Farrow. -- Ship's corporal (Naut.), a petty officer who assists the master at arms in his various duties.
corporala. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See Corpse.].
  •  Belonging or relating to the body; bodily.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Pillories and other corporal infections."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are."  [1913 Webster]
    "What seemed corporal melted
    As breath into the wind.
Corporal punishment (law), punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment.
corporaln. [LL. corporale: cf. F. corporal. See Corporal,a.].
     A fine linen cloth, on which the sacred elements are consecrated in the eucharist, or with which they are covered; a communion cloth.  [1913 Webster]
Corporal oath, a solemn oath; -- so called from the fact that it was the ancient usage for the party taking it to touch the corporal, or cloth that covered the consecrated elements.


corporal, n.
1 a non-commissioned army or air-force officer ranking next below sergeant.
2 (in full ship's corporal) Brit. an officer under the master-at-arms, attending to police matters.
3 US a freshwater fallfish, Semotilis corporalis.

corporal, adj. of or relating to the human body (cf. CORPOREAL).

corporal punishment punishment inflicted on the body, esp. by beating.
corporally adv.
corporal, n. a cloth on which the vessels containing the consecrated elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist.

OE f. OF corporal or med.L corporale pallium body cloth (as CORPORAL(2))



n. A man who occupies the lowest rung of the military ladder.

Fiercely the battle raged and, sad to tell,
Our corporal heroically fell!
Fame from her height looked down upon the brawl
And said: "He hadn't very far to fall."
Giacomo Smith



NCO, acting corporal, acting sergeant, altar cloth, baldacchino, baldachin, baptismal font, bodily, carnal, centurion, cerecloth, chancel screen, chief warrant officer, chrismal, color sergeant, corporeal, earthly, fanon, first sergeant, fleshly, havildar, hylic, jube, kneeling stool, lance corporal, lance sergeant, master sergeant, material, materiate, mess sergeant, naik, noncom, noncommissioned officer, nonspiritual, oblation cloth, paten, physical, piscina, platoon sergeant, prayer rug, prie-dieu, reredos, rood cloth, rood screen, sacrament cloth, sarge, secular, sergeant, sergeant first class, sergeant major, somatic, staff sergeant, stoup, substantial, technical sergeant, temporal, top sergeant, topkick, unspiritual, warrant officer, worldly




N master, padrone, lord, lord paramount, commander, commandant, captain, chief, chieftain, sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, governor, ruler, dictator, leader, boss, cockarouse, sagamore, werowance, lord of the ascendant, cock of the walk, cock of the roost, gray mare, mistress, potentate, liege, liege lord, suzerain, sovereign, monarch, autocrat, despot, tyrant, oligarch, crowned head, emperor, king, anointed king, majesty, imperator, protector, president, stadholder, judge, ceasar, kaiser, czar, tsar, sultan, soldan, grand Turk, caliph, imaum, shah, padishah, sophi, mogul, great mogul, khan, lama, tycoon, mikado, tenno, inca, cazique, voivode, landamman, seyyid, Abuna, cacique, czarowitz, grand seignior, prince, duke, archduke, doge, elector, seignior, marland, margrave, rajah, emir, wali, sheik nizam, nawab, empress, queen, sultana, czarina, princess, infanta, duchess, margravine, czarevna, czarita, maharani, rani, rectrix, regent, viceroy, exarch, palatine, khedive, hospodar, beglerbeg, three-tailed bashaw, pasha, bashaw, bey, beg, dey, scherif, tetrarch, satrap, mandarin, subahdar, nabob, maharajah, burgrave, laird, collector, commissioner, deputy commissioner, woon, the authorities, the powers that be, the government, staff, etat major, aga, official, man in office, person in authority, sircar, sirkar, Sublime Porte, marshal, field marshal, marechal, general, generalissimo, commander in chief, seraskier, hetman, lieutenant general, major general, colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, centurion, skipper, lieutenant, first lieutenant, second lieutenant, sublieutenant, officer, staff officer, aide-de-camp, brigadier, brigade major, adjutant, jemidar, ensign, cornet, cadet, subaltern, noncommissioned officer, warrant officer, sergeant, sergeant major, color sergeant, corporal, corporal major, lance corporal, acting corporal, drum major, captain general, dizdar, knight marshal, naik, pendragon, mayor, mayoralty, prefect, chancellor, archon, provost, magistrate, syndic, alcalde, alcaid, burgomaster, corregidor, seneschal, alderman, councilman, committeeman, councilwoman, warden, constable, portreeve, lord mayor, officer, dewan, fonctionnaire, admiral, admiralty, rear admiral, vice admiral, port admiral, commodore, captain, commander, lieutenant, ensign, skipper, mate, master, officer of the day, OD, navarch, da locum melioribus, der Furst ist der erste Diener seines Staats, the prince is the first servant of his state, lord of thy presence and no land beside.


N materiality, materialness, corporeity, corporality, substantiality, substantialness, flesh and blood, plenum, physical condition, matter, body, substance, brute matter, stuff, element, principle, parenchyma, material, substratum, hyle, corpus, pabulum, frame, object, article, thing, something, still life, stocks and stones, materials, physics, somatology, somatics, natural philosophy, experimental philosophy, physicism, physical science, philosophie positive, materialism, materialist, physicist, somatism, somatist, material, bodily, corporeal, corporal, physical, somatic, somatoscopic, sensible, tangible, ponderable, palpable, substantial, objective, impersonal, nonsubjective, neuter, unspiritual, materialistic.

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