What is the meaning of body?


  • The entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being. )
    • usage: "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
  • A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity.
    • usage: "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
  • A natural object consisting of a dead animal or person.
    • usage: "they found the body in the lake"
  • An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
    • usage: "heavenly body"
  • The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    • usage: "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
  • A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    • usage: "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  • The property of holding together and retaining its shape.
    • usage: "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
  • The central message of a communication.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "the body of the car was badly rusted"


  • Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
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APAWordNet. (2010). body. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/body/definitions/1201871
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "body" http://smartdefine.org/body/definitions/1201871 (accessed April 20, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, body, Smart Define, viewed 20 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/body/definitions/1201871>.
MLAWordNet. "body" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/body/definitions/1201871>
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