body

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[bod·y]

Your body is everything that makes up your physical self, including your skin, bones, muscles, and organs. Your whole body might hurt after a day spent learning to snowboard.

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The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.

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the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"

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the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

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the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

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body of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"

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the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

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the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"

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a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"

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a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"

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an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"

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invest with or as with a body; give body to


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The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.

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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.

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The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.

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A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.

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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.

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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.

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Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.

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Amount; quantity; extent.

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That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.

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The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.

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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.

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A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.

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Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.

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To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.


Body

Bod"y , n.; pl. Bodies . [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. &root;257. Cf. Bodice.] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
For of the soul the body form doth take. For soul is form, and doth the body make.
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.
Who set the body and the limbs Of this great sport together?
The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.
Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.
3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
A dry, shrewd kind of a body.
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.
A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.
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 a'89riform body. "A body of cold air." Huxley.
By collision of two bodies, grind The air attrite to fire.
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. (Print.) 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. (Geom.) 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. &hand; Colors bear a body when they are capable of being ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same color. After body (Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat. -- Body cavity (Anat.), the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the c'91lum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities. -- Body of a church, the nave. -- Body cloth; pl. Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses. -- Body clothes. (pl.) 1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. 2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] Addison. -- Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat. -- Body color (Paint.), a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash. -- Body of a law (Law), the main and operative part. -- Body louse (Zo'94l.), a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback. -- Body plan (Shipbuilding), an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length. -- Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. Wharton.
As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of "people", or "nation".
-- Body servant, a valet. -- The bodies seven (Alchemy), the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.]
Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.
-- Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist. -- Body snatching (Law), the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.

Body

Bod"y , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bodied (); p. pr. & vb. n. Bodying.] To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody. To body forth, to give from or shape to mentally.
Imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown.

The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.

To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.

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Usage Examples

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.

'The 17 Day Diet' keeps your body and metabolism guessing. I call this 'body confusion.'

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.

A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

A home without books is a body without soul.

A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.

A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

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