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Noun: body  bó-dee
  1. 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
     
  2. 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"
     
  3. A natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
    "they found the body in the lake";
    - dead body
     
  4. An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
    "heavenly body"
     
  5. The body excluding the head and neck and limbs
    "they moved their arms and legs and bodies";
    - torso, trunk
     
  6. A collection of particulars considered as a system
    "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
     
  7. The property of holding together and retaining its shape
    "wool has more body than rayon";
    - consistency, consistence, substance
     
  8. The central message of a communication
    "the body of the message was short"
     
  9. The main mass of a thing
     
  10. A resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
    - soundbox
     
  11. The external structure of a vehicle
    "the body of the car was badly rusted"
Verb: body  bó-dee
  1. Invest with or as with a body; give body to
    - personify

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