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Definition of Body

  • The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
  • The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
  • The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
  • A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
  • A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
  • A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
  • Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body.
  • Amount; quantity; extent.
  • That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
  • The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
  • The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
  • A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
  • Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
  • The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aërocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc. Also called fuselage.
  • To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
  • the external structure of a vehicle
  • a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
  • the property of holding together and retaining its shape
  • the main mass of a thing
  • the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
  • a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
  • the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  • the central message of a communication
  • a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
  • a collection of particulars considered as a system
  • an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
  • invest with or as with a body; give body to

How to use body in a sentence. Body pronunciation.

There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
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David quickly stooped and turned the body over.
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For a moment he looked at the face steadily, almost contemplatively it might have seemed, and then drew both arms close to the body.
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He made a motion of the hand towards the body.
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She made a motion behind her towards the body.
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Then of David and the girl, and the dead body he had seen; of the escape of the girl, of David's return with Kaid-all exactly as it had happened, save that he did; not mention the name of the dead man.
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Nahoum struck a light, and, as he held the candle, Mizraim knelt and examined the body closely.
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Again he examined the body, and ran his fingers over the face and neck.
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Thus was their bargain made over the dead body; and Mizraim had an almost superstitious reverence for the fulfilment of a bond, the one virtue rarely found in the Oriental.
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He at once surmised that Foorgat's body had been carried out of the Palace; no doubt that it might not be thought he had come to his death by command of Kaid.
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If it be Thy will, let my soul be cast away; but for the soul of him whose body I slew, and for his land, let my life be the long sacrifice.
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Yet I do not wonder men fail to keep honest in the midst of this splendour, where all is strife as to who shall have the Prince's favour; who shall enjoy the fruits of bribery, backsheesh, and monopoly; who shall wring from the slave and the toil-ridden fellah the coin his poor body mints at the corvee, in his own taxed fields of dourha and cucumbers.
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Rocking his body backwards and forwards and dwelling sonorously on each vowel, the holy man seemed the incarnation of Muslim piety; but as the two conspirators passed him with scarce a glance, and made their way to a small gate leading into the great garden bordering on the Nile, his eyes watched them sharply.
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The strong, the broad-shouldered -Aka, Mahmoud, Raschid, Selim, they with the bodies of Seti and the faces of Rameses, in their blue yeleks and unsandalled feet-would go into the desert as their forefathers did for the Shepherd Kings.
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They saw only the yellow sand, the ever-receding oasis, the brackish, undrinkable water, the withered and fruitless date- tree, handfuls of dourha for their food by day, and the keen, sharp night to chill their half-dead bodies in a half-waking sleep.
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Suddenly she buried her face in her veil, and her body shook with sobs which had no voice.
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Swiftly she told her dreadful tale, how, after Achmet had murdered all of her except her body, she rose up to kill herself; but fainting, fell upon a burning brazier, and her hand thrust accidentally in the live coals felt no pain.
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Yet they had their little periodical explosions of economy like all other bodies of the kind.
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Then the crowd rushed in a body to the hay-corral and began to tumble down the huge stacks of baled hay and roll the bales up on the high ground by the house.
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If I didn't introduce Gentleman into your Company, I wonder what you'd do; you might e'en sit still, and be forc'd to make use of a _Dildo_, before any Body would come to you if it wan't for me.
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Examples of Body

Example #1
Here a devout Muslim, indifferent to the presence of strangers, turned his face to the East, touched his forehead to the ground, and said his prayers.
Example #2
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #3
There was a cut where the hair met the temple.
Example #4
The girl gave a choking cry.
Example #5
Foorgat Bey, the brother of Nahoum Pasha, was dead.
Example #6
Then he felt the pulse of the limp wrist.