• (British) IPA: /kɔːs/
  • (GA) IPA: /kɔɹs/

corse (plural corses)

  1. (obsolete) A (living) body.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      that lewd ribauld with vile lust aduaunst / Layd first his filthy hands on virgin cleene, / To spoile her daintie corse so faire and sheene […]
  2. (archaic) A dead body, a corpse.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 214:
      Ambrosio beheld before him that once noble and majestic form, now become a corse, cold, senseless, and disgusting.

Proper noun
  1. Surname originating in Europe, specifically the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.
  2. A village in Gloucestershire, England.

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