Body

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Etymology

From Middle English {{enm|body}}, {{enm|bodiȝ}}, from Old English {{ang|bodiġ}}, {{ang|bodeġ||body, trunk, chest, torso, height, stature}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*budagą}}, {{gem-pro|*budagaz||body, trunk", also "grown}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*bʰewdʰ-||to be awake, observe}}. Cognate with {{de|Bottech||body, trunk, corpse}}, {{bar|Bottich||body, trunk}} and Template:Swg {{swg|Bottich||body, trunk}}.

Pronunciation

Noun

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1= head 2= face 3= neck 4= shoulder 5= chest 6= navel, belly button 7= abdomen 8= groin 9= penis 10-14= leg 15-19= arm

Body (plural [[~bodies#|~bodies]])
  1. Physical frame.
    1. The physical structure of a human or animal seen as one single organism. Template:Defdate
      I saw them walking from a distance, their bodies strangely angular in the dawn light.
    2. The fleshly or corporeal nature of a human, as opposed to the spirit or soul. Template:Defdate
      The body is driven by desires, but the soul is at peace.
    3. A corpse. Template:Defdate
      Her body was found at four o'clock, just two hours after the murder.
    4. (Articlesarchaic or Articlesinformal Articlesexcept in compounds) A person. Template:Defdate
      • 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 [...]
      • 1876, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chapter 28:
        Sometime I've set right down and eat WITH him. But you needn't tell that. A body's got to do things when he's awful hungry he wouldn't want to do as a steady thing.
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      What's a body gotta do to get a drink around here?
  2. Main section.
    1. The torso, the main structure of a human or animal frame excluding the extremities (limbs, head, tail). Template:Defdate
      The boxer took a blow to the body.
    2. The largest or most important part of anything, as distinct from its appendages or accessories. Template:Defdate
      The bumpers and front tyres were ruined, but the body of the car was in remarkable shape.
    3. (Articlesarchaic) The section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms. Template:Defdate
      Penny was in the scullery, pressing the body of her new dress.
    4. The content of a letter, message, or other printed or electronic document, as distinct from signatures, salutations, headers, and so on. Template:Defdate
    5. A bodysuit. Template:Defdate
    6. (Articlesprogramming) The code of a subroutine, contrasted to its signature and parameters. Template:Defdate
      In many programming languages, the method body is enclosed in braces.
  3. Coherent group.
    1. A group of people having a common purpose or opinion; a mass. Template:Defdate
      I was escorted from the building by a body of armed security guards.
    2. An organisation, company or other authoritative group. Template:Defdate
      The local train operating company is the managing body for this section of track.
    3. A unified collection of details, knowledge or information. Template:Defdate
      We have now amassed a body of evidence which points to one conclusion.
  4. Material entity.
    1. Any physical object or material thing. Template:Defdate
      All bodies are held together by internal forces.
    2. (Articlesuncountable) Substance; physical presence. Template:Defdate
      • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
        The voice had an extraordinary sadness. Pure from all body, pure from all passion, going out into the world, solitary, unanswered, breaking against rocks—so it sounded.
      We have given body to what was just a vague idea.
    3. (Articlesuncountable) Comparative viscosity, solidity or substance (in wine, colours etc.). Template:Defdate
      The red wine, sadly, lacked body.
    4. An agglomeration of some substance, especially one that would be otherwise uncountable.
      • 1806 June 26, Thomas Paine, "The cause of Yellow Fever and the means of preventing it, in places not yet infected with it, addressed to the Board of Health in America", The political and miscellaneous works of Thomas Paine, page 179:
        In a gentle breeze, the whole body of air, as far as the breeze extends, moves at the rate of seven or eight miles an hour; in a high wind, at the rate of seventy, eighty, or an hundred miles an hour [...]
      • 2012 March 19, Helge Løseth, Nuno Rodrigues and Peter R. Cobbold, "World's largest extrusive body of sand?", Geology, volume 40, issue 5
        Using three-dimensional seismic and well data from the northern North Sea, we describe a large (10 km3) body of sand and interpret it as extrusive.
      The English Channel is a body of water lying between Great Britain and France.
  5. (Articlesprinting) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated).
    a nonpareil face on an agate body

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Translations

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Verb

Body (third-person singular simple present [[bodies#|bodies]], present participle [[bodying#|bodying]], simple past and past participle [[bodied#|bodied]])
  1. To give body or shape to something.
  2. To construct the bodywork of a car.
  3. (Articlestransitive) To embody.
    • 1955, Philip Larkin, Toads
      I don't say, one bodies the other / One's spiritual truth; / But I do say it's hard to lose either, / When you have both.

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Czech

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From {{en|body}}, {{en|bodysuit}}.

Noun

Body n (Articlesindeclinable)

  1. bodysuit, leotard

Etymology 2

Noun

Body

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Anagrams


Dutch

Etymology

From {{en|body}}.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. A leotard.
  2. Body, substance.

Finnish

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Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. snapsuit, diaper shirt, onesies Template:Gloss

Declension

Pronunciation ˈbody: Template:Fi-decl-valo


Italian

Noun

Body Template:G

  1. A leotard.

Scots

Noun

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  1. body
  2. person, human being

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