What does embody mean?

Definitions for embodyɛmˈbɒd i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embody.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate(verb)

    represent in bodily form

    "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

  2. embody, be, personify(verb)

    represent, as of a character on stage

    "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

  3. embody(verb)

    represent or express something abstract in tangible form

    "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"


  1. embody(Verb)

    To represent in a physical form; to incarnate or personify

    As the car salesperson approached, wearing a plaid suit and slicked-back hair, he seemed to embody sleaze.

  2. embody(Verb)

    To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embody(verb)

    to form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise

  2. Embody(verb)

    to unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embody

    em-bod′i, Imbody, im-, v.t. to form into a body: to make corporeal: to make tangible: to express (an idea in words): to organise.—v.i. to unite in a body or mass.—p.adj. Embod′ied.—n. Embod′iment, act of embodying: state of being embodied: that in which something is embodied. [Em, in, and body.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embody' in Verbs Frequency: #982


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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