Noun: body bó-dee
Verb: body bó-dee
- The entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
"he felt as if his whole body were on fire";
- organic structure, physical structure
- 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"
- A natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
"they found the body in the lake";
- dead body
- An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
- The body excluding the head and neck and limbs
"they moved their arms and legs and bodies";
- torso, trunk
- A collection of particulars considered as a system
"a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
- The property of holding together and retaining its shape
"wool has more body than rayon";
- consistency, consistence, substance
- The central message of a communication
"the body of the message was short"
- The main mass of a thing
- A resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
- The external structure of a vehicle
"the body of the car was badly rusted"
- Invest with or as with a body; give body to
Derived forms: bodying, bodies, bodied
See also: thick, thin
Type of: be, body part, cavity resonator, construction, content, embody, mass, message, natural object, personify, property, resonating chamber, resonator, scheme, social group, structure, subject matter, substance, system
Part of: address, narration, recital, speech, yarn
Encyclopedia: Body, Mind and Soul