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bod·y

 (bŏd′ē)
n. pl. bod·ies
1.
a. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
b. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
c. A corpse or carcass.
2.
a. The trunk or torso of a human or animal.
b. The part of a garment covering the torso.
3.
a. A human; a person: a kindly body.
b. A group of individuals regarded as an entity; a corporation.
4. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group: We walked out in a body.
5. The main or central part, as:
a. Anatomy The largest or principal part of an organ; corpus.
b. The nave of a church.
c. The content of a book or document exclusive of prefatory matter, codicils, indexes, or appendices.
d. The passenger- and cargo-carrying part of an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle.
e. Music The sound box of an instrument.
6. A mass of matter that is distinct from other masses: a body of water; a celestial body.
7. A collection or quantity, as of material or information: the body of evidence.
8. Consistency of substance, as in paint, textiles, or wine: a sauce with body.
9. Printing The part of a block of type underlying the impression surface.
tr.v. bod·ied, bod·y·ing, bod·ies
1. To furnish with a body.
2. To give shape to. Usually used with forth: "Imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown" (Shakespeare).
3. Sports
a. To play defense with one's body up against (that of another player) so as to restrict the player's mobility, as in basketball.
b. To collide with and force (another player) in a certain direction: bodied him off the puck.
Idiom:
take the body Sports
To play in a rough physical way, dealing out many body checks, as in hockey.

[Middle English bodi, from Old English bodig.]

body

(ˈbɒdɪ)
n, pl bodies
1. (Anatomy)
a. the entire physical structure of an animal or human being. corporealphysical
b. (as modifier): body odour.
2. the flesh, as opposed to the spirit: while we are still in the body.
3. (Anatomy) the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail
4. a dead human or animal; corpse
5. the largest or main part of anything: the body of a vehicle; the body of a plant.
6. a separate or distinct mass of water or land
7. the main part; majority: the body of public opinion.
8. the central part of a written work: the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes.
9. a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group: the student body; they marched in a body.
10. (Mathematics) maths a three-dimensional region with an interior
11. (General Physics) physics an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects
12. (Hairdressing & Grooming) fullness in the appearance of the hair
13. the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin: a Burgundy has a heavy body.
14. substance or firmness, esp of cloth
15. (Instruments) the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument
16. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso
17. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist
18. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for shank11
19. (Dyeing)
a. the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc
b. the opacity of a paint in covering a surface
c. the apparent viscosity of a paint
20. (Art Terms) (in watercolour painting)
a. a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque
b. (as modifier): body colour. See also gouache
21. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender
22. an informal or dialect word for a person
23. keep body and soul together to manage to keep alive; survive
24. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (modifier) of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc: the body text.
vb (tr) , bodies, bodying or bodied
(usually foll by forth) to give a body or shape to
[Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body]

bod•y

(ˈbɒd i)

n., pl. bod•ies, n.
1.
a. the physical structure and material substance of an animal, plant, or other organism.
b. the trunk, torso, or main mass of an animal, as opposed to the head, limbs, or appendages.
c. a corpse; carcass.
2. the main or central mass of a thing, as the hull of a ship, the fuselage of a plane, or the nave of a church.
3. the section of a vehicle, usu. in the shape of a box, cylindrical container, or platform, in or on which passengers or the load is carried.
4. Print. the shank of a type, supporting the face.
5. a geometric figure having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness; a solid.
6. Physics. a mass, esp. one considered as a whole.
7. the major portion of an army, population, etc.
8. the principal part of a speech or document.
9. Informal. a person: What's a body to do?
10. Law. the physical person of an individual.
11. a collective group.
12. substance; consistency or richness: a wine with good body; Wool has more body than rayon.
13. the basic material of which a ceramic article is made.
v.t.
14. to provide with or as if with a body.
15. to represent in bodily form (usu. fol. by forth).
adj.
16. of or pertaining to the body; bodily.
17. of or pertaining to the main reading matter of a book, article, etc., as distinguished from headings, prefaces, or the like.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bodig; akin to Old High German potah]
syn: body, carcass, corpse, cadaver all refer to a physical organism, usu. human or animal. body denotes the material substance of a human or animal, either living or dead: the muscles in a horse's body; the body of an accident victim. carcass means the dead body of an animal, unless applied humorously or contemptuously to the human body: a sheep's carcass; Save your carcass. corpse usu. refers to the dead body of a human being: preparing a corpse for burial. cadaver refers to a dead body, usu. a human one used for scientific study: dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes.
See Body, Human

Body

 a number of individuals spoken of collectively; a general collection of things or ideas; a mass of matter; the main portion of a collection or company.
Examples: body of inferior clergy, 1732; of cold air; of dialects, 1875; of disciples of Christ, 1886; of discourse, 1599; of divinity, 1659; of facts; of horse, 1769; of laws, 1699; of light; of natural history, 1711; of opinion; of philosophers, 1647; of precepts, 1860; of principles, 1860; of scriptures, 1593; of troops.

Body

 

See Also: AGILITY, AWKWARDNESS, BODY ORGANS, FATNESS, MUSCLES, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, SHOULDERS, STRENGTH, STOMACH, THINNESS

  1. (A big soft) ass as wide as an axhandle —George Garrett
  2. Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together —Charles Caleb Colton
  3. Body grown light as a shell, empty as a shell —Joyce Carol Oates
  4. The body is like a piano. It is needful to have the instrument in good order —Henry Ward Beecher
  5. The body, lady, is like a house: it don’t go anywhere; but the spirit, lady, is like an automobile: always on the move —Flannery O’Connor See Also: SOUL
  6. Body..light as milk —Philip Levine
  7. Body like a block of granite —Brian Glanville
  8. Body like a spring —Marguerite Duras
  9. (Had a) body like a stack of lumpy pillows —Robert Campbell
  10. Body like dry bone —Robert Silverberg
  11. Body … long like a weasel’s —Anton Chekhov
  12. Body … shaped like a sack half full of cement —Sterling Hayden
  13. Body … silvery like a white rose —Isak Dinesen
  14. The body turns empty as the shell of an insect, or like something inflatable but flattened —Jayne Anne Phillips
  15. Body warm and flat as beer that’s been standing —Marge Piercy
  16. Buddha-like body still as an onyx boulder —Ralph Ellison
  17. Build like a sack of angle irons —Loren D. Estleman
  18. Built like a bowling pin —Clive Cussler
  19. (She’s hard to fit, being) built like a cement root cellar —Louise Erdrich
  20. Built like a Coke machine —Joseph Wambaugh
  21. Built like a crate —William Diehl
  22. Built like a fire plug —Pat Conroy
  23. Built like a greyhound —Miles Gibson
  24. Built like a hammer —Lee K. Abbott
  25. Built like a Russian weightlifter —William Diehl
  26. Built like a skyscraper —Slogan, Shaw-Walker steel filing cabinets
  27. Built like a snowman. A small round head atop a large round body with no neck in between —Rick Borsten
  28. Built like a vault —Anon
  29. Built like refrigerators —Jonathan Valin
  30. Built solid, firm and square, like an unencumbered pine —Sylvia Berkman
  31. Built square, like a van —William Beechcroft
  32. Built with curves like the hull of a racing yacht —Ernest Hemingway

    A quick simile is about as much space as a master of conciseness like Hemingway devotes to physically describing a character. The woman with the racing yacht curves is Lady Brett from The Sun Also Rises .

  33. Chest like a nail keg —Peter Matthiessen
  34. Chest like an oak wine cask —Ira Wood
  35. Chest like an oyster barrel —Ogden Nash
  36. Chests and bellies like a pair of avalanches —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  37. Chunky, heavy, like a Samoan swimmer —Herbert Gold
  38. Corded and tough as a short piece of tallowed cable —George Foy

    The simile in Foy’s novel, Coaster, applies to a sailor.

  39. Delicate and softly rounded as a painting by Boucher —F. van Wyck Mason
  40. (Against the light of the lamp,) the delicate erotic lines of her slender body came up like a photographic print in a developing tray —Brian Moore
  41. Even her hipbones [like rest of angular body] jutted out as if her skirt was draped on a coathanger —Richard Maynard
  42. A figure like a beer barrel —Oscar Wilde

    A variation by Charles Johnson: “Broad as a beer barrel.”

  43. Figure like a sack of flour —Josephine Tey
  44. A figure like a two-armed Venus de Milo who had been on a sensible diet —David Niven

    Being an actor as well as a writer, Niven undoubtedly had a special appreciation for any device which would capture audience attention the minute the curtain rises; and so this simile from the first sentence of his autobiography, The Moon’s a Balloon .

  45. Figure … so delicate that she moved like a shadow —Inez Haynes Irwin
  46. (She had) a figure that was like a swift unexpected blow to the diaphragm —that to linger on makes the beholder feel obscene —Frederick Exley
  47. A fine small body, like a miniature dog bred for show —Maureen Howard
  48. (He was) flat and wide as a gingerbread man —Charles Portis
  49. Flat-chested and straight as a board —MacDonald Harris
  50. Graceful figure, which was as tough as hickory and as flexible as a whip —Thomas Wolfe
  51. Her body seemed somehow to hang on her, like somebody else’s clothing —William McIlvanney
  52. Her broad sexless body made her resemble a dilapidated Buddha —Ross Macdonald
  53. Her firm protruding ass looked like a split peach —Steve Shagan
  54. Hips like hills of sand —Arabian Nights
  55. Hips like jugs —Eugene McNamara
  56. His ancient, emaciated body looked as though it were already attacked by the corruption of the grave —W. Somerset Maugham
  57. His body was covered with a dense mat of black hair. He looked like an overfed chimpanzee —Andrew Kaplan
  58. His body waved like a flame in the breeze —Television obituary describing James Cagney’s physical grace, 1986
  59. His pectorals hung flabbily, like the breasts of an old woman —Gerald Kersh
  60. It [worn body] was as if it were charred by a thunderbolt —Honoré de Balzac
  61. Long body, devoid of developed muscles, was like a long, limp sash —Yukio Mishima
  62. Look like a hot-air balloon with insufficient ballast —Anna Quindlen, New York Times /Hers, March 27, 1986

    The cause for the hot-air balloon appearance is pregnancy.

  63. (A man with) a middle like a flour bag —Sharon Sheehe Stark
  64. (Kaplan was examining the) midriff bulge that ballooned out over his belt like an inflated inner tube —William P. Kennedy

    The simile marks the opening of Kennedy’s espionage novel, The Masakado Lesson.

  65. (Was halfway through the process of turning from muscular to fat, so that at present he was) of uncertain consistency, like a cheap mattress —Richard Francis
  66. Round and curved as a marble statue —George Garrett
  67. A small boned body as easy to fragment as a young grouse’s —Penelope Gilliatt
  68. A small, plump woman, with her waist cinctured in sternly, like a cushion with a noose around it —John Cheever
  69. Spine … like an iron rod —Angela Carter
  70. Square as a wooden block —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  71. Square like a block of stone —Willis Johnson
  72. (She no longer had her slim waist or rounded bosom but was) square like a stack of firewood —Isak Dinesen
  73. (A massive woman … ) square, rather like a great piece of oak furniture —Willa Cather
  74. Still had an athlete’s frame … but the flesh had sagged on the hanger, like an old suit with change left in the pockets —Jonathan Valin
  75. Straight as a mast, muscled like a gorilla —Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings
  76. A strong, supple body, like a tigress —Anthony Powell
  77. Torso … thick and circular, like the bole of a tree —Madison Smartt Bell
  78. (His body looked soft, his) waist puffing out like rising bread dough —Sue Grafton
  79. We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell —Plato
  80. Weight was … beginning to hang like slightly inferior clothing —William Mcllvanney
  81. (Jill Martin was what they call a healthy lady.) Well rounded, like something out of Rubens —Mike Fredman
  82. (He was) wide as a door —Andre Dubus

body


Past participle: bodied
Gerund: bodying

Imperative
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Present
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we body
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Preterite
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we bodied
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Present Continuous
I am bodying
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Present Perfect
I have bodied
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Past Continuous
I was bodying
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we were bodying
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Past Perfect
I had bodied
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Future
I will body
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you will body
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Future Perfect
I will have bodied
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Future Continuous
I will be bodying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bodying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bodying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bodying
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he/she/it had been bodying
we had been bodying
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Conditional
I would body
you would body
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we would body
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Past Conditional
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body

The biological, physical self.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
life form - the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
live body - the body of a living animal or person
body substance - the substance of the body
articulatory system - the system of joints in the body
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
endocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
respiratory system, systema respiratorium - the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
crotch, fork - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
pressure point - any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
2.body - 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"
social group - people sharing some social relation
public - a body of people sharing some common interest; "the reading public"
Christendom, Christianity - the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia); "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"
church - the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
College of Cardinals, Sacred College - (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
governance, governing body, organisation, administration, brass, establishment, organization - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
corps - a body of people associated together; "diplomatic corps"
constituency - the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
electoral college - the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice president
school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
college - the body of faculty and students of a college
university - the body of faculty and students at a university
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
representation - a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; "a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
colony, settlement - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris"
ulama, ulema - the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community
leaders, leadership - the body of people who lead a group; "the national leadership adopted his plan"
militia - the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service; "their troops were untrained militia"; "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution
membership, rank - the body of members of an organization or group; "they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"
occupational group, vocation - a body of people doing the same kind of work
opposition - a body of people united in opposing something
immigration - the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval; "the increased immigration strengthened the colony"
inspectorate - a body of inspectors
jury - a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
panel - a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
venire, panel - (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
enrollment, registration - the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
vote - a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"
diaspora - the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
3.body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or personbody - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
carcase, carcass - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
carrion - the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
roadkill - the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle; "vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill"
cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, clay - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
mummy - a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
4.body - an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
cellular inclusion, inclusion body, inclusion - any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases); "an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell"
mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
5.body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbsbody - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
diaphragm, midriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
serratus, serratus muscles - any of several muscles of the trunk
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
midriff, midsection, middle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
waist, waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
love handle, spare tire - excess fat around the waistline
hip - either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
haunch - the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
buttock, cheek - either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
loins - the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
6.body - a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
7.body - 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"
gaseousness - having the consistency of a gas
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
viscosity, viscousness - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
thickness - resistance to flow
thinness - a consistency of low viscosity; "he disliked the thinness of the soup"
hardness - the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
breakableness - the consistency of something that breaks under pressure
unbreakableness - a consistency of something that does not break under pressure
porosity, porousness - the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids
solidity, solidness - the consistency of a solid
8.body - the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
9.body - the main mass of a thing
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
10.body - a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
cavity resonator, resonating chamber, resonator - a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
11.body - the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
bodywork - the exterior body of a motor vehicle
fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Verb1.body - invest with or as with a body; give body to
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

body

noun
1. physique, build, form, figure, shape, make-up, frame, constitution, flesh and bones The largest organ in the body is the liver.
2. torso, middle, chest, stomach, trunk Cross your upper leg over your body.
3. corpse, dead body, remains, stiff (slang), relics, carcass, cadaver His body lay in state.
5. main part, matter, heart, material, mass, substance, bulk, essence, hub preface, followed by the main body of the article
6. expanse, area, mass, stretch, sweep, extent, tract, breadth It is probably the most polluted body of water in the world.
7. amount, measure, collection, mass, volume, quantity, bulk, corpus a body of evidence
8. mass, company, press, army, host, crowd, majority, assembly, mob, herd, swarm, horde, multitude, throng, bevy The great body of people moved slowly forward.
Related words
adjectives corporal, physical
Quotations
"The human body is the best picture of the human soul" [Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations]
"What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera" [Aldous Huxley Music at Night]
"Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which:"
"The soul squats down in the flesh, like a tinker drunk in a ditch" [Algernon Charles Swinburne The Heptalogia]
see blood cells, bodily humours, bones, glands, muscles, parts of the brain, parts of the ear, parts of the eye, parts of the heart, teeth

Parts of the body

Part of the bodyTechnical nameRelated adjective
abdomen-abdominal
adenoidspharyngeal tonsiladenoid or adenoidal
alimentary canal-
ankletalus-
anus-anal
appendixvermiform appendixappendicular
armbrachiumbrachial
armpitaxillaaxillary
artery-arterial
back-dorsal
bellyventerventral
bladderurinary bladdervesical
blood-haemal, haemic, or haematic
boneososseous, osteal, or osteoid
brainencephaloncerebral
breast-
buttocksnatesnatal or gluteal
caecum-caecal
calf-
capillary-capillary
cervix-cervical
cheekgenagenal
chest-pectoral
chin-genial or mental
clitoris-clitoral
colon-colonic
duodenum-duodenal
ear-aural
elbow-
epiglottis-epiglottal
external earauricle or pinna-
eye-ocular or ophthalmic
eyebrow-superciliary
eyelashciliumciliary
eyelid-palpebral
Fallopian tubeoviductoviducal or oviductal
finger-digital
fingernail-ungual or ungular
fist-
follicle-follicular
fontanelle or (chiefly U.S.) fontanel-
footpespedal
forearm-cubital
forehead-frontal
foreskinprepucepreputial
gall bladder-
gland-adenoid
glottis-glottic
groin-inguinal
gulletoesophagusoesophageal
gumgingivagingival
hamstring-popliteal
hard palate-
hair-
half-moonlunula or lunule-
handmanusmanual
headcaputcapital
heart-cardiac
heel-
hip-
ileum-ileac or ileal
inner ear or internal earlabyrinth-
instep-
intestine-alvine
jaw-gnathic or gnathal
jejunum-jejunal
jugular vein-
kidney-renal or nephritic
kneegenugenicular
knuckle-
labia majora-labial
labia minora-labial
large intestine-
legcruscrural
lip-labial
liver-hepatic
loinlumbuslumbar
lung-pulmonary
lymph celllymphocyte-
lymph node-
midriffdiaphragm-
mons pubis-
mons veneris-
mouth-stomatic
napenuchanuchal
navel or omphalosumbilicusumbilical
neckcervixcervical
nerve-neural
nerve cellneuron or neuroneneuronic
nipple or teatmamilla or papillamamillary
nose-nasal
nostrilnarisnarial or narine
occiput-occipital
ovary-ovarian
pancreas-pancreatic
penis-penile
pharynx-pharyngeal
pubes-pubic
rectum-rectal
red blood cellerythrocyteerythrocytic
ribcage-
scalp-
scrotum-scrotal
shin-
shoulder-
side-
skincutiscutaneous
small intestine-
soft palate-
sole-plantar
spleen-lienal or splenetic
stomach-gastric
tear ductlacrimal duct-
temple-temporal
tendon-
testicle-testicular
thigh-femoral or crural
thorax-thoracic
throat-guttural, gular, or jugular
thumbpollexpollical
toe-
toenail-ungual or ungular
tonguelingualingual or glottic
tonsil-tonsillar or tonsillary
torso-
transverse colon-
trunk-
umbilical cord-
ureter-ureteral or ureteric
urethra-urethral
vagina-vaginal
veinvenavenous
vocal cordsglottisglottal
voice boxlarynxlaryngeal
vulva-vulval, vulvar, or vulvate
waist-
white blood cellleucocyteleucocytic
windpipetracheatracheal or tracheate
wombuterusuterine
wristcarpus-

body

noun
1. The physical frame of a dead person or animal:
Slang: stiff.
2. A member of the human race:
3. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
4. A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
6. The main part:
Anatomy: corpus.
7. A separate and distinct portion of matter:
8. A measurable whole:
phrasal verb
body forth
To represent (an abstraction, for example) in or as if in bodily form:
Translations
الجُزءُ الرَّئيسيجُثْمان، جُثَّهجَسَدٌ، جِسْمٌجِسْمكَميّة، كُتْلَه، مَجْموعَه
корпустяло
tělotělesozákladní částjádrokorpus
kroplegemeligmasseforsamling
korpo
asiasutusihukehakere
kehoruumiskappale
tijelotorzotruptruplocjelina
testholttestszervezetfõ résztestület
afmarkaîur hópur/heildlíklíkamimeginhlutisafn, magn
corpus
kūnaskūniškaskūnolavonasorganas
daudzumsgalvenā daļagrupaķermeniskolektīvs
corp
hlavná časť
telotruptruplo
cjelinaglavninamnoštvoodredskup
kropp
ร่างกาย
bedenbüyük miktarcesetgövdegrup
cơ thể

body

[ˈbɒdɪ]
A. N
1. [of person, animal] → cuerpo m, tronco m
body and soul (as adv) → de todo corazón, con el alma
to belong to sb body and soulpertenecer a algn en cuerpo y alma
over my dead body!¡en sueños!, ¡ni pensarlo!
to keep body and soul togetherir tirando
her salary hardly keeps body and soul togetherapenas se gana para vivir
2. (= corpse) → cadáver m
3. (= external structure) → armazón m or f, casco m (Aut) (also bodywork) → carrocería f
4. (= core) [of argument] → meollo m
the main body of his speechla parte principal or el meollo de su discurso
5. (= mass, collection) [of information, literature] → conjunto m, grueso m; [of people] → grupo m; [of water] → masa f
a large body of peopleun nutrido grupo de personas
the student body [of school] → el alumnado; [of university] → el estudiantado
the body politic (frm) → el estado
a fine body of menun buen grupo de hombres
a large body of evidenceun buen conjunto de pruebas
there is a body of opinion thathay buen número de gente que opina que ...
in a bodytodos juntos, en masa
6. (= organization) → organismo m, órgano m
7. [of wine] → cuerpo m; [of hair] → volumen m, cuerpo m
to give one's hair bodydar volumen or cuerpo al cabello
8. (Astron, Chem) → cuerpo m
see also foreign B
see also heavenly
9. (o.f.) (= person) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f (Sp)
B. CPD body armour, body armor (US) N equipo de protección corporal
body bag Nbolsa f para restos humanos
body blow N (fig) → golpe m duro, revés m
body clock Nreloj m biológico
body count N (US) → número m or balance m de las víctimas
to do a body count [of those present] → hacer un recuento de la asistencia; [of dead] → hacer un recuento de los muertos
body double N (Cine, TV) → doble mf
body fascism Ndiscriminación f por el (aspecto) físico
body fat Ngrasa f corporal, grasa f (del cuerpo)
body language Nlenguaje m corporal, lenguaje m del cuerpo
body lotion Nloción f corporal
body mike Nmicro m de solapa
body odour, body odor (US) Nolor m corporal
body repairs NPL (Aut) → reparación f de la carrocería
body repair shop N = body shop body scanner Nescáner m
body search Nregistro m de la persona
see also body-search body shop N (Aut) → taller m de reparaciones (de carrocería)
body snatcher N (Hist) → ladrón/a m/f de cadáveres
body stocking Nbody m, bodi m
body suit N = body stocking body swerve N (Sport) → finta f, regate m
body temperature Ntemperatura f corporal
body warmer Nchaleco m acolchado
body weight Npeso m (del cuerpo)

body

[ˈbɒdi] n
(living) [person, animal] → corps m
to keep body and soul together (= make ends meet) → joindre les deux bouts
body and soul (= the whole self) → corps et âme
(= corpse) → cadavre m, corps m
it would happen over my dead body → il faudra (d'abord) me passer sur le corps
[car] → carrosserie f
[plane] → fuselage m
(also body stocking) → body m, justaucorps m
(= organization) → organe m, organisme m ruling body
(= mass) → ensemble m, masse f
(= group) → groupe m
a body of people → un groupe de gens
in a body → en masse, ensemble
(= main part) [talk] → fond m, corps m
[wine] → corps mbody art nart m corporelbody bag nhousse f mortuairebody blow n (= disappointment) → coup m dur

body

n
(of man, animal)Körper m; (of human also)Leib m (geh); the body of Christder Leib des Herrn; just enough to keep body and soul togethergerade genug, um Leib und Seele zusammenzuhalten; she was committed, body and soulsie war mit Leib und Seele bei der Sache
(= corpse)Leiche f, → Leichnam m (geh) ? dead
(= main part of structure, of plane, ship) → Rumpf m, → Körper m; (of string instrument)Korpus m, → Schallkörper m; (of church, speech, army: also main body) → Hauptteil m; the main body of his readers/the studentsdas Gros seiner Leser/der Studenten; in the body of the House (Brit Parl) → im Plenum
(= coachwork: of car) → Karosserie f
(= group of people)Gruppe f; the student bodydie Studentenschaft; a body of troopsein Truppenverband m; a great body of followers/readerseine große Anhängerschaft/Leserschaft; a large body of peopleeine große Menschenmenge; in a bodygeschlossen
(= organization)Organ nt; (= committee)Gremium nt; (= corporation)Körperschaft f ? corporate, politic
(= quantity) a body of facts/evidence/dataTatsachen-/Beweis-/Datenmaterial nt; a body of laws/legislationein Gesetzeskomplex m; a large body of watereine große Wassermasse
(inf: = person) → Mensch m
(Math, Phys, Chem) → Körper m
(= substance, thickness, of wine) → Körper m; (of soup)Substanz f; (of paper, cloth)Festigkeit f, → Stärke f; this conditioner will add body to your hairdiese Pflegespülung gibt Ihrem Haar mehr Volumen
(also body stocking)Body m

body

:
body armour, (US) body armor
body bag
nLeichensack m
body blow
nKörperschlag m; (fig)Schlag mins Kontor (to, for für)
body builder
n
(= food)Kraftnahrung f
(= apparatus)Heimtrainer m
(= person)Bodybuilder(in) m(f)
body building
nBodybuilding nt
adj exercisemuskelkräftigend; foodstärkend, kräftigend
bodycheck
nBodycheck m
body clock
ninnere Uhr
body control
body count
n (Mil) → Zählung fder Toten
body double
n (Film, TV) → Körperdouble nt
body drop
n (Judo) → Körperwurf m
body fascism
n Diskriminierung aufgrund körperlicher Merkmale
body fluids
pl (Physiol) → Körpersäfte pl
body glitter
n (Fashion = gel) → Glitzergel nt; (= powder)Glitterpuder mor -pulver nt
body growth
bodyguard
n (= one person)Leibwächter m; (= group)Leibwache f
body heat
body language
body lotion
nKörperlotion f
body mike
nUmhängemikrofon nt
body odour, body odor (US)
body piercing
nPiercing nt
body popping
nBreakdance m
body (repair) shop
nKarosseriewerkstatt f
body scanner
nScanner m
body scissors
n sing (Wrestling) → über den Körper angelegte Schere
body search
bodyshell
n (Aut) → Karosserie f
body shop
n
= body (repair) shop
(in factory) → Karosseriewerk nt
body slam
n (Wrestling) → Wurf m
body snatcher
nLeichenräuber(in) m(f)
body stocking
nBody(stocking) m
body-surf
vibodysurfen
body-surfing
n no plBodysurfing nt
body swerve
n to give somebody/something a body (fig inf)einen weiten Bogen um jdn/etw machen
body temperature
body warmer
nThermoweste f
body wash
nDuschgel nt
bodywork
n (Aut) → Karosserie f

body

[ˈbɒdɪ] n
a. (of person, animal) → corpo; (dead body) → corpo, cadavere m
to keep body and soul together → tirare avanti
over my dead body! → neanche se mi ammazzi!
b. (main part, of structure) → corpo; (of car) → carrozzeria; (of plane) → fusoliera; (of ship) → scafo, corpo; (of speech, document) → parte f principale
c. (mass, collection, of facts) → massa, quantità f inv; (of laws) → raccolta; (of people, water) → massa; (of troops) → grosso
the student body → gli studenti
in a body → in massa
d. (organization) → associazione f, organizzazione f, ente m
legislative body → organo legislativo
ruling body → direttivo
e. (of wine, hair) → corpo
a wine with body → un vino corposo
f. (also body stocking) → body m inv

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.

body

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bod·y

n. cuerpo; [dead] cadáver; tronco; materia, sustancia;
___ fluidlíquido corporal;
___ heightestatura;
___ temperaturetemperatura corporal;
___ weightpeso corporal;
___ walltronco.

body

adj corporal; n (pl bodies) cuerpo; — heat calor m corporal; — language lenguaje m corporal; — odor olor m corporal; foreign — cuerpo extraño; out-of-body experience experiencia — extracorpórea or extracorporal; upper — parte f superior del cuerpo
References in classic literature ?
When all the afternoon's adventures had been told, the family felt inclined to go visiting in a body, for each found something very attractive in the big house on the other side of the hedge.
Perfectly still he lay and his body was old and not of much use any more, but something inside him was altogether young.
His body was not seen again, though search was made for it.
In a new country a body feels friendly to the animals.
Pontellier to cut out--a marvel of construction, fashioned to enclose a baby's body so effectually that only two small eyes might look out from the garment, like an Eskimo's.
Now, however preposterous it may at first seem to talk of any creature's skin as being of that sort of consistence and thickness, yet in point of fact these are no arguments against such a presumption; because you cannot raise any other dense enveloping layer from the whale's body but that same blubber; and the outermost enveloping layer of any animal, if reasonably dense, what can that be but the skin?
The HOUYHNHNMS, who came to visit my master out of a design of seeing and talking with me, could hardly believe me to be a right YAHOO, because my body had a different covering from others of my kind.
The servant remounted the stairs to give the message to the doctor, and the moment she was out of sight the tailor and his wife carried the body swiftly after her, propped it up at the top of the staircase, and ran home as fast as their legs could carry them.
I was disposed straightway to search for other truths and when I had represented to myself the object of the geometers, which I conceived to be a continuous body or a space indefinitely extended in length, breadth, and height or depth, divisible into divers parts which admit of different figures and sizes, and of being moved or transposed in all manner of ways(for all this the geometers suppose to be in the object they contemplate), I went over some of their simplest demonstrations.
And it may, perhaps, with no less reason be contended, that the powers relating to impeachments are, as before intimated, an essential check in the hands of that body upon the encroachments of the executive.
The same title has been bestowed on Venice, where absolute power over the great body of the people is exercised, in the most absolute manner, by a small body of hereditary nobles.
Just before dark we reached the main body of troops shortly after they had made camp for the night.