Main definitions of corse in English

: corse1Corse2

corse1

Pronunciation /kôrs/ /kɔrs/

noun

archaic
  • A corpse.

    ‘Is there meant to be a pun, do you think, on course and corse?’
    • ‘This makes sense given Hamlet's ‘What may this mean, / That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel / Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon.’’
    anatomy, figure, frame, form, shape, build, physique, framework, skeleton, bones, flesh and bones

Origin

Middle English from Old French cors ‘body’, from Latin corpus. Compare with corpse.

Main definitions of Corse in English

: corse1Corse2

Corse2

Pronunciation /kôrs/ /kɔrs/

proper noun

French name for Corsica