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Meaning & Definition of Corporal in English

English

Corporal

/kɔrpərəl/

noun

1. A noncommissioned officer in the army or air force or marines

    synonym:
  • corporal

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • bodily
  • ,
  • corporal
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • bodied
  • ,
  • corporal
  • ,
  • corporate
  • ,
  • embodied
  • ,
  • incarnate

Examples of using

The trend of public opinion is against corporal punishment.