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Definition of "body" []

  • The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal. (noun)
  • The physical part of a person. (noun)
  • A corpse or carcass. (noun)
  • The trunk or torso of a human or animal. (noun)
  • The part of a garment covering the torso. (noun)
  • The entire physical structure of an animal or human being (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The flesh, as opposed to the spirit (noun)
  • The trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail (noun)
  • A dead human or animal; corpse (noun)
  • The largest or main part of anything (noun)
  • A separate or distinct mass of water or land (noun)
  • The main part; majority (noun)
  • The central part of a written work (noun)
  • A number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group (noun)
  • A three-dimensional region with an interior (noun)
  • An object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects (noun)
  • Fullness in the appearance of the hair (noun)
  • The characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin (noun)
  • Substance or firmness, esp of cloth (noun)
  • The sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument (noun)
  • A woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso (noun)
  • The part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist (noun)
  • The pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc (noun)
  • The opacity of a paint in covering a surface (noun)
  • The apparent viscosity of a paint (noun)
  • A white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque (noun)
  • The measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender (noun)
  • Of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc (noun)
  • To give a body or shape to (verb)

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Use "body" in a sentence
  • "I'm yet to discover a way to convert a top to a body outfit/part, which would address the above problem partially, despite a few token efforts at file renaming (the .bmps exported are preceded with top~ or body~) and hex editing (the .package file refers to the file names it expects to find for the .bmps)."
  • "Through transubstantiation, the bread and wine consumed by worshipers become the body and blood of Jesus when a priest, acting on Jesus’ behalf, speaks the words “This is my body” and “This is my blood” over them."
  • "Nonverbal communication includes gestures, facial expressions, and body positions (known collectively as “body language”), as well as unspoken understandings and presuppositions, and cultural and environmental conditions that may affect any encounter between people."