[ in-kawr-puh-rey-tid ]
/ ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tɪd /


formed or constituted as a legal corporation.
combined in one body; made part of.

Origin of incorporated

First recorded in 1590–1600; incorporate1 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM incorporated

in·cor·po·rat·ed·ness, nounnon·in·cor·po·rat·ed, adjective

Definition for incorporated (2 of 2)

[ verb in-kawr-puh-reyt; adjective in-kawr-per-it, -prit ]
/ verb ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪt; adjective ɪnˈkɔr pər ɪt, -prɪt /

verb (used with object), in·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing.

verb (used without object), in·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing.

to form a legal corporation.
to unite or combine so as to form one body.


Origin of incorporate

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin incorporātus past participle of incorporāre to embody, incarnate. See in-2, corporate

OTHER WORDS FROM incorporate

in·cor·po·ra·tion, nounin·cor·po·ra·tive, adjectivenon·in·cor·po·ra·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for incorporated (1 of 3)

/ (ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪtɪd) /


united or combined into a whole
organized as a legal corporation, esp in commerceAbbreviation: Inc, inc

Derived forms of incorporated

incorporatedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for incorporated (2 of 3)


verb (ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪt)

to include or be included as a part or member of a united whole
to form or cause to form a united whole or mass; merge or blend
to form (individuals, an unincorporated enterprise, etc) into a corporation or other organization with a separate legal identity from that of its owners or members

adjective (ɪnˈkɔːpərɪt, -prɪt)

combined into a whole; incorporated
formed into or constituted as a corporation

Derived forms of incorporate

incorporative, adjectiveincorporation, noun

Word Origin for incorporate

C14 (in the sense: put into the body of something else): from Late Latin incorporāre to embody, from Latin in- ² + corpus body

British Dictionary definitions for incorporated (3 of 3)

/ (ɪnˈkɔːpərɪt, -prɪt) /


an archaic word for incorporeal

Word Origin for incorporate

C16: from Late Latin incorporātus, from Latin in- 1 + corporātus furnished with a body
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