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ˈbɒdi Listen
  • the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person or an animal.
    E.g. it's important to keep your body in good condition
  • the main section of a motor vehicle or aircraft.
    E.g. the factory had produced more car bodies than needed
  • the main or central part of something, especially a building or text.
    E.g. the main body of the house was built in 1625
  • a large amount or collection of something.
    E.g. a rich body of Canadian folklore
  • a material object.
    E.g. the path taken by the falling body
  • a full or substantial quality of flavour in wine.
    E.g. best of all, this wine has body and finish
  • a woman's close-fitting stretch garment for the upper body, fastening at the crotch.
  • (in pottery) a clay used for making the main part of ceramic ware, as distinct from a glaze.
  • give material form to something abstract.
    E.g. he bodied forth the traditional Prussian remedy for all ills
  • build the bodywork of (a motor vehicle).
    E.g. an era when automobiles were bodied over wooden frames

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