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Definition of 'corporal'


  1. a noncommissioned officer in the army or airforce or marines


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: bodily corporeal somatic
  2. possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term"
       Synonyms: bodied corporate embodied incarnate

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