What does body mean?

Definitions for body
ˈbɒd ibody

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

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Body

    bod′i, n. the whole frame of a man or lower animal: the main part of an animal, as distinguished from the limbs: the main or middle part of anything: matter, as opposed to spirit: substance or substantial quality: a mass: a person: a number of persons united by some common tie.—v.t. to give form to: to embody:—pr.p. bod′ying; pa.p. bod′ied.—adj. Bod′iless, without a body: incorporeal.—adv. Bod′ily, relating to the body, esp. as opposed to the mind.—ns. Bod′y-col′our, a term applied to paints to express their degree of consistence, substance, and tingeing power; Bod′y-cur′er (Shak.), a doctor; Bod′yguard, a guard to protect the person, esp. of the sovereign; Bod′y-pol′itic, the collective body of the people in its political capacity; Bod′y serv′ant, a personal attendant; Bod′y-snatch′er, one who secretly disinters the bodies of the dead for the purposes of dissection. [A.S. bodig, of dubious origin.]

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of body in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of body in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of body in a Sentence

  1. Carolyn Ruffin:

    I see her body.

  2. Jack Tiwari:

    The body is gone.

  3. Madeline Cohen:

    My body is on fire.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    My body is an avatar.

  5. Gwendolyn Brooks:

    Each body has its art...

Images & Illustrations of body

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