Definitions of corporal

  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"
  2. a noncommissioned officer in the army or airforce or marines
  3. 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.
  4. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily.
  5. Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal.
  6. Alt. of Corporale
  7. The lowest noncommissioned officer in the army.
  8. Pertaining to the body; as, corporal punishment.
  9. Corporally.
  10. Among infantry, a non- commissioned or sub- officer next in rank to a sergeant: in the navy, an officer under a master- at- arms.
  12. Belonging or relating to the body: having a body: not spiritual.
  13. The cloth used in Catholic churches for covering the elements of the Eucharist.
  14. A non- commissioned officer below a sergeant.
  15. Belonging to, or having a body.
  16. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
  17. The lowest non - commissioned officer in a company.
  18. Belonging or relating to the body; material; not spiritual.
  19. The lowest officer of a company of infantry, next below a sergeant. The corporal of a ship of war, an officer under the master- at- arms.
  20. A fine linen cloth, used to cover the elements in the eucharist. Corporal oath, a solemn protestation, as with the hand on the corporale.
  21. The lowest non- commissioned officer in a company of foot; in the navy, an officer under the master- at- arms.

Usage examples for corporal

  1. My answer was this story of the Corporal and the eighteen freezing file. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  2. Corporal Wilkins watched you, and shouted after you, as you staggered away; but you took no notice, and then, I hear, although you were half dead, you did some rescuing work. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  3. Enter three Soldiers, and Corporal Right. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  4. During that trial- time there was one night that death seemed to be gaining the victory in Corporal Kendall's case. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  5. Mr Sawbridge made our hero relate to him all his adventures, and was so pleased with the conduct of Mesty, that he appointed him to a situation which was particularly suited to him- that of ship's corporal. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  6. The officer drew his watch, let ten minutes pass, and then said, 'Get up, ' in the same tranquil and commonplace tones with which a corporal says 'attention' on parade ground. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  7. I now called Mr. Smith and Corporal Coles to accompany me, and told Coles to bring a spade with him. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  8. Give it to them with the Colt, Corporal! – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
  9. When it was done, Gordon turned to the corporal and said: " Never order a man to do anything that you are afraid to do yourself." – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  10. Corporal punishment was out of the question, the odds were too great; so he began to hint at paying for the damage. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  11. Lift him up higher, Corporal. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  12. " I'll do my best, and they may not notice anything suspicious," the corporal said. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  13. He offered to make Bill a corporal, but as that would have transferred him from D Company to F Company he declined rather than leave me. – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  14. I wasn't quite sure about the corporal that night. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  15. For a new corporal it was well thought and done. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  16. If he felt inclined to join our cuirassiers, I'd make a corporal of him, without asking a question." – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  17. I do not like the " birch" or corporal punishment at all. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  18. Mrs Corporal sobbed, and of course waited, with the men under arms all night and expecting an attack. – Our Soldier Boy by George Manville Fenn