- of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
- material; tangible: corporeal property.
Origin of corporeal
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Examples from the Web for corporeal
To great effect, Cunningham plays with the correspondence between the corporeal and the emotional.Great New Reads
The Daily Beast
October 23, 2010
Many of the scenes deal with the grim obsessions of old age: sexual futility, corporeal decrepitude, and death.The Nabokov Mess
November 22, 2009
Tertullian believes that the soul is corporeal, and that it has a certain figure.The Phantom World
The spirit ennobled can bid defiance to any amount of corporeal pain.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
Corporal punishment; corporeal or material form or substance.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
There is a fable comparing the corporeal body to the body politic.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
Besides, if he were corporeal, he could not create bodies any more than we can.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
- of a material nature; physical
Word Origin and History for corporeal
early 15c., with adjectival suffix -al (1) + Latin corporeus "of the nature of a body," from corpus "body" (living or dead), from PIE *kwrpes, from root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance," probably from a verbal root meaning "to appear" (cf. Sanskrit krp- "form, body," Avestan kerefsh "form, body," Old English hrif "belly," Old High German href "womb, belly, abdomen").
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.