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Definitions of body

  1. the external structure of a vehicle; " the body of the car was badly rusted"
  2. body of a dead animal or person; " they found the body in the lake"
  3. the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; " they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
  4. the central message of a communication; " the body of the message was short"
  5. a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; " the whole body filed out of the auditorium"
  6. a collection of particulars considered as a system; " a body of law"; " a body of doctrine"; " a body of precedents"
  7. an individual 3- dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; " heavenly body"
  8. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
  9. 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.
  10. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.
  14. Amount; quantity; extent.
  15. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
  16. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
  17. 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.
  18. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
  19. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
  20. To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
  21. The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aerocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.
  22. A person; a human being; - frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
  23. The form and substance of an animal living or dead; the trunk or main portion of an animal or tree; the main or principal part of anything; as, the body of a letter is the part that carries the message; a person; a number of individuals united by some common tie or distinct purpose; a mass; as, a body of troops; a material thing; a certain thickness or weight; as, china silk is a material of very little body.
  24. To furnish with a material form; to embody.
  25. Bodied.
  26. Bodying.
  27. The whole frame of a man or lower animal: the main part of an animal, as distinguished from the limbs: the main part of anything: matter, as opposed to spirit: a mass: a person: a number of persons united by some common tie.
  28. To give form to: to embody :- pr. p. bodying; pa. p. bodied.
  29. The trunk of a man or animal; substance; a person; mass; a collection of individuals.
  30. To give form or body to.
  31. To embody; represent.
  32. The entire physical part of a man or other animal; also, the trunk, exclusive of the limbs; the principal part of anything.
  33. A person.
  34. A solid.
  35. A collection of persons or things, as one whole.
  36. The organized material of an animal; the trunk of an animal; a solid substance; matter, as opposed to spirit; a person; a collective mass or collection; a number of individuals united for a purpose; a corporation; the main part; strength or substance; a solid.
  37. To produce in some form.
  38. The frame of an animal; a mass of living or dead matter; an individual or single person, as no body; a substance, as opposed to spirit; a collection of individuals; quality of a material.
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Usage examples for body

  1. His body sympathised with his mind. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. What to do I didn't know, but a body thinks fast at such times. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  3. Had he not left his body with the message to " carry on" on his lips? – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  4. " Calabar needs a brave heart and a strong body," said Mary. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  5. Some of them lived in the body of the man, others lived in his mind. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  6. I am all yours, David, all my soul, and all my mind, and all my body. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  7. Oh, you want to know if they found Jack's body? – Man Overboard! by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  8. We knew that if Mrs. Ransom's body was to be found at all, it would be found then; another day it would be beyond our reach. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  9. If any body should see me in the woods, as they have, and asked what are you doing here sir! – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  10. Some, as the body had never been seen, did begin to doubt whether she was dead. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  11. The woman and the man- the soul and the body! – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  12. And what body is this? – Queen Mary and Harold by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. Then I added, " We don't know what we've got here, but it's not a natural body. – Greylorn by John Keith Laumer
  14. Life had left the body which reason had left long before. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  15. This body would do anything! – Keep Your Shape by Robert Sheckley
  16. When he had finished and was taking his seat, some one began speaking to him from the body of the church. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  17. Taken if off his body, I guessed. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  18. I have just finished the body. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  19. The body must have been found long ago. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  20. It must be so, the body cannot be here any longer. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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