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- The physical structure of a human or animal seen as one single organism.
- I saw them walking from a distance, their bodies strangely angular in the dawn light.
- The fleshly or corporeal nature of a human, as opposed to the spirit or soul.
- The body is driven by desires, but the soul is at peace.
- A corpse.
- Her body was found at four o'clock, just two hours after the murder.
- The torso, the main structure of a human or animal frame excluding the extremities (limbs, head, tail).
- The boxer took a blow to the body.
- The largest or most important part of anything, as distinct from its appendages or accessories.
- The bumpers and front tyres were ruined, but the body of the car was in remarkable shape.
- The section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms.
- Penny was in the scullery, pressing the body of her new dress.
- A person.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 463:
- Indeed, if it belonged to a poor body, it would be another thing; but so great a lady, to be sure, can never want it [...]
- An organisation, company or other authoritative group.
- The local train operating company is the managing body for this section of track.
- A group of men or people having a common purpose or opinion; a mass.
- I was escorted from the building by a body of armed security guards.
- A unified collection of details, knowledge or information.
- We have now amassed a body of evidence which points to one conclusion.
- Any physical object or material thing.
- All bodies are held together by internal forces.
- Substance; physical presence.
- We have given body to what was just a vague idea.
- Comparative viscosity, solidity or substance (in wine, colours etc.).
- The rioja, sadly, lacked body.
- The code of a subroutine, contrasted to its signature and parameters.W