body

body [bäd′ē]
n.
pl. bodies [ME bodi, bodig < OE bodig, trunk, chest, orig. sense “cask,” akin to MLowG boddike, tub for brewing, OHG botah; prob. < It bottega, shop < L apotheca: see APOTHECARY]
1. the whole physical structure and substance of a human being, animal, or plant
2.
a) the trunk or torso of a human being or animal
b) the part of a garment that covers the trunk
3. a dead person; corpse
4. the flesh or material substance, as opposed to the spirit
5. Informal a human being; person
6. a group of people or things regarded or functioning as a unit [a body of soldiers, an advisory body]
7. the majority of a number of people or things
8. the main or central part of anything; specif.,
a) the part of an automobile, truck, etc. that holds the load or passengers; the part of a vehicle that is not the chassis
b) the hull of a ship
c) the fuselage of an aircraft
d) the main part of a piece of writing as distinguished from headings and introductory or supplementary matter
e) the sound box of a stringed instrument
9. anything having real or material substance or form; any physical or perceptible object
10. any of the natural objects seen in the visible heavens [the sun, moon, planets, stars, etc. are celestial bodies]
11. a separate portion or mass of matter [a body of land or water]
12. substance, density, or consistency, as of a liquid or fabric
13. richness or fullness of tone or flavor
14. Law a person or something legally regarded as a person
15. Printing the shank of a piece of type: see TYPE
vt.
bodied, bodying
1. to give a body or substance to; make substantial
2. to make part of; embody
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body forth
1. to give shape or form to
2. to symbolize or represent
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keep body and soul together
to stay alive
SYN.- BODY refers to the whole physical substance of a person or animal, whether dead or alive; CORPSE and the euphemistic REMAINS refer to a dead human body; CARCASS is used of the dead body of an animal or, contemptuously, of a human being; CADAVER refers primarily to a dead human body used for medical dissection

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
, (as distinguished from the spirit or life) / , , / / (as distinguished from the limbs), , / , (as distinguished from subordinate parts), / , , , , / , , , , , , / , , / , ,


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