bodily


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to bodily: kinesthetic, Bodily Functions, Bodily injury

bod·i·ly

 (bŏd′l-ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the body.
2. Physical as opposed to mental or spiritual: bodily welfare.
adv.
1. In the flesh; in person: bodily but not mentally present.
2. As a complete physical entity: carried the child bodily from the room.
Synonyms: bodily, physical, corporal1, corporeal, fleshly
These adjectives relate to the body, especially the human body. Bodily and physical are the most common and have the widest range of usage. Though often interchangeable (bodily injury; physical pain), bodily tends to emphasize the inner workings (bodily functions; bodily fluids; bodily rhythms), while physical is more often associated with externalities such as condition, appearance, or activity (physical exercise; physical beauty; physical violence). Corporal and corporeal share a narrower range of association in which the body is often viewed as a material object distinct from the mind or spirit: corporal punishment; corporeal existence. Fleshly can suggest either corpulence or sensuality: "pear-shaped figures ... with their fleshly emphasis on thighs and buttocks" (Natalie Angier)."These videos treated of strong human passions, including the fleshly ones" (Christopher Miller).

bodily

(ˈbɒdɪlɪ)
adj
relating to or being a part of the human body
adv
1. by taking hold of the body: he threw him bodily from the platform.
2. in person; in the flesh

bod•i•ly

(ˈbɒd l i)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the body.
2. corporeal or material, as contrasted with spiritual or mental.
adv.
3. as a physical entity: The tornado picked the car up bodily.
4. in person.
[1250–1300]
syn: See physical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bodily - of or relating to or belonging to the body; "a bodily organ"; "bodily functions"
2.bodily - affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness"
physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
3.bodily - having or relating to a physical material body; "bodily existence"
corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
Adv.1.bodily - in bodily form; "he was translated bodily to heaven"

bodily

adjective
1. physical, material, actual, substantial, fleshly, tangible, corporal, carnal, corporeal There's more to eating than just bodily needs.
adverb
1. physically, completely, entirely, wholly I was hurled bodily to the deck.

bodily

adjective
Of or relating to the human body:
Translations
جَسَديّا، جِسْمانيّاجَسَدِيَّه، جِسْمانِيَّه
tělesnýjako celek/jeden muž
i sin helhedkorporligtkrops-legems-
tjelesni
líkamlega, í eigin persónulíkamlegur
celým telom
bedenenbedenle ilgilibütün vücudu ileolduğu gibi

bodily

[ˈbɒdɪlɪ]
A. ADJ [scar, injury] → en el cuerpo; [comfort] → del cuerpo; [pain] → corporal; [fluid] → corporal, del cuerpo
bodily functionsfunciones fpl fisiológicas
bodily needsnecesidades fpl corporales
actual bodily harm (Jur) → daños mpl físicos, lesiones fpl corporales
grievous bodily harm (Jur) → daños mpl físicos graves, lesiones fpl corporales graves
B. ADV to lift sb bodilylevantar a algn totalmente
he hurled himself bodily at the Princese lanzó con todo su peso sobre el Príncipe
the audience moved bodily to the frontel público se abalanzó en masa hacia la parte delantera

bodily

[ˈbɒdɪli]
adj [sensations, states, fluids] → corporel(le)
[injury, pain, comfort] → physique
[needs] → corporel(le)
adv [carry] → dans ses bras; [lift] → à bras-le-corpsbodily functions nplfonctions fpl physiologiques

bodily

adj (= physical)körperlich; bodily illnessKrankheit fdes Körpers; bodily needs/wantsleibliche Bedürfnisse pl; bodily harmKörperverletzung f; bodily functions/fluidsKörperfunktionen/-flüssigkeiten pl; bodily injuryKörperverletzungen pl
adv
(= forcibly)gewaltsam
(= in person)leibhaftig
(= all together)geschlossen; (= in one piece)ganz

bodily

[ˈbɒdɪlɪ]
1. adj (comfort, needs) → materiale; (functions) → corporale
2. adv (carry) → in braccio; (lift) → di peso

body

(ˈbodi) plural ˈbodies noun
1. the whole frame of a man or animal including the bones and flesh. Athletes have to look after their bodies.
2. a dead person. The battlefield was covered with bodies.
3. the main part of anything. the body of the hall.
4. a mass. a huge body of evidence.
5. a group of persons acting as one. professional bodies.
ˈbodily adjective
of the body. bodily needs.
adverb
by the entire (physical) body. They lifted him bodily and carried him off.
ˈbodyguard noun
a guard or guards to protect (especially an important person). the president's bodyguard.
ˈbody language noun
body movements, facial expressions etc that show what a person (really) feels or thinks.
ˈbodywork noun
the outer casing of a car etc. The bodywork of his new car has rusted already.
References in classic literature ?
As he was destitute of any other means of defense, his safety now depended entirely on bodily strength and resolution.
This business of keeping cent-shops is overdone, like all other kinds of trade, handicraft, and bodily labor.
Hester could only account for the child's character -- and even then most vaguely and imperfectly -- by recalling what she herself had been during that momentous period while Pearl was imbibing her soul from the spiritual world, and her bodily frame from its material of earth.
He was foremost at all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal.
The more so, I say, because truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast.
Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards.
Sam's palm-leaf had been ingeniously disentangled from all pretensions to braid, as respects its brim; and the slivers starting apart, and standing upright, gave it a blazing air of freedom and defiance, quite equal to that of any Fejee chief; while the whole brim of Andy's being departed bodily, he rapped the crown on his head with a dexterous thump, and looked about well pleased, as if to say, "Who says I haven't got a hat?
I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.
The little ant-- observing that I was noticing--turned him on his back, sunk his fangs into his throat, lifted him into the air and started vigorously off with him, stumbling over little pebbles, stepping on the spider's legs and tripping himself up, dragging him backward, shoving him bodily ahead, dragging him up stones six inches high instead of going around them, climbing weeds twenty times his own height and jumping from their summits--and finally leaving him in the middle of the road to be confiscated by any other fool of an ant that wanted him.
Sometimes a bellowing infant who had clean forgotten his verse would cast himself bodily on the maternal bosom and be borne out into the open air, where he was sometimes kissed and occasionally spanked; but in any case the failure added an extra dash of gloom and dread to the occasion.
Every thing that the most zealous affection, the most solicitous care could do to render her comfortable, was the office of each watchful companion, and each found their reward in her bodily ease, and her calmness of spirits.
No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident of the red-room; it only gave my nerves a shock of which I feel the reverberation to this day.