material body

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.material body - alternative names for the body of a human beingmaterial body - 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"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
"There are circumstances," remarked Ghek, "under which a gross and material body is less desirable than a highly developed brain."
No matter where a new idea was born, sooner or later it came knocking at the door of the Western Electric to receive a material body. Here were the skilled workmen who became the hands of the telephone business.
For Astell, the soul is immaterial and immortal, and yet interacts with the material body. Broad argues that, in spite of the strong influence of the English Malebranchean John Norris on her thought, Astell was not an occasionalist about body--mind interaction.
Goodsell's scientific illustrations and their use in molecular biology between public model and trace; giving a theory a material body; staining techniques and the "autarchy of the nucleus" since 1876; liquid or globular: on the history of Gestalt-seeing in life sciences of the early 19th century; and reducing complexity or essentialism: medical knowledge and "reading traces" in the history of art.
Another passage that may mystify the outsider informs the reader, "A material body x is junky, if and only if it has encompassers and no ultimate encompasser, that is, for every y that encompasses x, there is a distinct still larger encompasser z of y." This passage, of course, is here taken out of context, and it would be foolish to deny that it has intelligibility in a certain context, but clearly it limits discourse to a select few.
wasn't--I was falling As fast as a material body can, But the
Long-term corrosion resistance is of particular concern, as any pre-treatment or coating used on a mix material body must provide corrosion protection for all of the metallic body components.
While cognizant of the ways in which the material body becomes, in militant nationalisms in particular, a marker of identity (Parashar 2013, 621) and a contested site where various "discursive effects get played out" (Spearey 2000, 178), I argue that the woman suicide bomber's "becoming" needs to be understood vis-a-vis her material body and bodily experiences.
Once the soul is away from your material body there is no use of preserving it .
Ghosts can make their presence felt, but they can't physically harm people because they don't possess a material body. However, they can cause agitation or fear.
Underlining the division between two schools of feminism about the body, however, Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick claim that "other feminist writers have developed theory that is explicitly embodied and insistent on the centrality of the material body; while yet others, influenced by poststructuralism and postmodernism in particular, have put into question the giveness and security of the so-called natural body, positing instead a textual corporeality that is fluid in its investments and meanings" (1).

Full browser ?