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Definition of Body


  1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
  2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
  3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
  4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
  5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
  6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
  7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.
  8. Amount; quantity; extent.
  9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
  10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
  11. The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
  12. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
  13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
  14. To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
  15. The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aerocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.
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Body Translations

body in Afrikaans is liggaam, lyf
body in Danish is legeme, krop
body in Dutch is carrosserie
body in Finnish is keho
body in French is corps
body in Italian is addome, corpo
body in Latin is corpus corporis
body in Norwegian is legeme
body in Portuguese is corpo