Corpuscule to Corrivalship
(Cor*pus"cule) n. A corpuscle. [Obs.]
(Cor*pus"cu*lous) a. Corpuscular. Tyndall.
(Cor*rade") v. t. [L. corradere, -rasum; cor- + radere to rub.]
1. To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume. [Obs.] Dr. R. Clerke.
2. (Geol.) To erode, as the bed of a stream. See Corrosion.
(Cor*ra"di*al) a. Radiating to or from the same point. [R.] Coleridge.
(Cor*ra"di*ate) v. t. To converge to one point or focus, as light or rays.
(Cor*ra`di*a"tion) n. A conjunction or concentration of rays in one point. Bacom
(Cor*ral") n. [Sp., a yard, a yard for cattle, fr. corro a circle or ring, fr. L. currere to run. Cf.
Kraal.] A pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by emigrants in the vicinity of hostile
Indians, as a place of security for horses, cattle, etc.
(Cor*ral"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corraled (-r?ld" or -r?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Corralling.] To surround
and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; primarily used with reference to securing horses
and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States
now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything. Bartlett.
(Cor*ra"sion) n. [See Corrade.] (Geol.) The erosion of the bed of a stream by running
water, principally by attrition of the detritus carried along by the stream, but also by the solvent action
of the water.
(Cor*ra"sive) a. Corrosive. [Obs.]
Corrasive sores which eat into the flesh.
(Cor*rect") a. [L. correctus, p. p. of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor- + regere to
lead straight: cf. F. correct. See Regular, Right, and cf. Escort.] Set right, or made straight; hence,
conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as,
correct behavior; correct views.
Always use the most correct editions.
Syn. Accurate; right, exact; precise; regular; faultless. See Accurate.
(Cor*rect"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrected; p. pr. & vb. n. Correcting.]
1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners
This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards.
2. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to
mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).