Definitions for bodyˈbɒd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bod•y*ˈbɒd i(n.)(pl.)bod•ies

  1. (n.)the physical structure and material substance of an animal, plant, or other organism. the trunk, torso, or main mass of an animal, as opposed to the head, limbs, or appendages. a corpse; carcass.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. the main or central mass of a thing, as the hull of a ship, the fuselage of a plane, or the nave of a church.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Architecture, Nautical, Aeronautics

  3. the section of a vehicle, usu. in the shape of a box, cylindrical container, or platform, in or on which passengers or the load is carried.

    Category: Transportation

  4. Print.the shank of a type, supporting the face.

    Category: Printing

  5. a geometric figure having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness; a solid.

    Category: Math

  6. Physics. a mass, esp. one considered as a whole.

    Category: Physics

  7. the major portion of an army, population, etc.

  8. the principal part of a speech or document.

  9. Informal. a person:

    What's a body to do?

  10. Law. the physical person of an individual.

    Category: Law

  11. a collective group.

  12. substance; consistency or richness:

    a wine with good body; Wool has more body than rayon.

  13. the basic material of which a ceramic article is made.

    Category: Ceramics

  14. (v.t.)to provide with or as if with a body.

  15. to represent in bodily form (usu. fol. by forth).

  16. (adj.)of or pertaining to the body; bodily.

  17. of or pertaining to the main reading matter of a book, article, etc., as distinguished from headings, prefaces, or the like.

* Syn: body , carcass , corpse , cadaver all refer to a physical organism, usu. human or animal. body denotes the material substance of a human or animal, either living or dead: the muscles in a horse's body; the body of an accident victim. carcass means the dead body of an animal, unless applied humorously or contemptuously to the human body: a sheep's carcass; Save your carcass. corpse usu. refers to the dead body of a human being: preparing a corpse for burial. cadaver refers to a dead body, usu. a human one used for scientific study: dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes.

Origin of body:

bef. 900; ME; OE bodig; akin to OHG potah

Princeton's WordNet

  1. body, organic structure, physical structure(noun)

    the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

    "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

  2. body(noun)

    a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

    "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"

  3. body, dead body(noun)

    a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person

    "they found the body in the lake"

  4. body(noun)

    an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

    "heavenly body"

  5. torso, trunk, body(noun)

    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

    "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

  6. body(noun)

    a collection of particulars considered as a system

    "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"

  7. consistency, consistence, eubstance, body(noun)

    the property of holding together and retaining its shape

    "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

  8. body(noun)

    the central message of a communication

    "the body of the message was short"

  9. body(noun)

    the main mass of a thing

  10. soundbox, body(noun)

    a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)

  11. body(verb)

    the external structure of a vehicle

    "the body of the car was badly rusted"

  12. body, personify(verb)

    invest with or as with a body; give body to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. body(noun)ˈbɒd i

    the physical part of a person or animal

    the human body

  2. bodyˈbɒd i

    a dead person; = corpse

    Police have discovered a body.

  3. bodyˈbɒd i

    officials responsible for sth

    the church's governing body

  4. bodyˈbɒd i

    the main part

    the body of the presentation

Wiktionary

  1. body(Noun)

    Physical frame.

  2. body(Noun)

    Main section.

  3. body(Noun)

    Coherent group.

  4. body(Noun)

    Material entity.

  5. body(Verb)

    To give body or shape to something.

  6. body(Verb)

    To construct the bodywork of a car.

  7. body(Verb)

    To embody.

  8. Origin: From body, bodiȝ, from bodig, bodeg, from budagan, from bheudh-. Cognate with Bottech, and Bottich.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Body(noun)

    the material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person

  2. Body(noun)

    the trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc

  3. Body(noun)

    the real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow

  4. Body(noun)

    a person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody

  5. Body(noun)

    a number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body

  6. Body(noun)

    a number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity

  7. Body(noun)

    any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body

  8. Body(noun)

    amount; quantity; extent

  9. Body(noun)

    that part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs

  10. Body(noun)

    the bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body

  11. Body(noun)

    the shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body

  12. Body(noun)

    a figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure

  13. Body(noun)

    consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body

  14. Body(verb)

    to furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody

Freebase

  1. Body

    With regard to living things, a body is the physical body of an individual. "Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'body' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #321

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'body' in Written Corpus Frequency: #760

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'body' in Nouns Frequency: #71


Translations for body

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

body(noun)

the whole frame of a man or animal including the bones and flesh

Athletes have to look after their bodies.

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