Body - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɑːdi|  American pronunciation of the word body
Brit.  |ˈbɒdi|  British pronunciation of the word body


- the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
- a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
- a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
- an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
- the body excluding the head and neck and limbs (syn: torso, trunk)
- a collection of particulars considered as a system
- the property of holding together and retaining its shape(syn: consistence, consistency, substance)

▼ (4)


- invest with or as with a body; give body to (syn: personify)


A part of the body

Her body is very muscular.

A bird's body is covered in feathers.

This species has a black body and a white head.

She held her arms tightly against her body.

There was extensive damage to the truck's body.

The body of the bus is almost entirely rusted out.

...abstract sculpture that bodies forth the artist's aesthetic of minimalism...

The great body of the people leaned to the royalists.

Both as egoist and as patriot he bodies forth the age.

My fingers were numb and my whole body ached.

Your body temperature is higher in the daytime than at night.

For their body size, these birds lay very small eggs.

He needs to overcome a negative body image (=what you think about your own body).

A dog found the body of a girl in the woods.

Word forms

singular: body
plural: bodies
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