Associations to the word «Body»


BODY, noun. Physical frame.
BODY, noun. The physical structure of a human or animal seen as one single organism. [from 9th c.]
BODY, noun. The fleshly or corporeal nature of a human, as opposed to the spirit or soul. [from 13th c.]
BODY, noun. A corpse. [from 13th c.]
BODY, noun. (archaic or informal except in compounds) A person. [from 13th c.]
BODY, noun. Main section.
BODY, noun. The torso, the main structure of a human or animal frame excluding the extremities (limbs, head, tail). [from 9th c.]
BODY, noun. The largest or most important part of anything, as distinct from its appendages or accessories. [from 11th c.]
BODY, noun. (archaic) The section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms. [from 16th c.]
BODY, noun. The content of a letter, message, or other printed or electronic document, as distinct from signatures, salutations, headers, and so on. [from 17th c.]
BODY, noun. A bodysuit. [from 19th c.]
BODY, noun. (programming) The code of a subroutine, contrasted to its signature and parameters. [from 20th c.]
BODY, noun. Coherent group.
BODY, noun. A group of people having a common purpose or opinion; a mass. [from 16th c.]
BODY, noun. An organisation, company or other authoritative group. [from 17th c.]
BODY, noun. A unified collection of details, knowledge or information. [from 17th c.]
BODY, noun. Material entity.
BODY, noun. Any physical object or material thing. [from 14th c.]
BODY, noun. (uncountable) Substance; physical presence. [from 17th c.]
BODY, noun. (uncountable) Comparative viscosity, solidity or substance (in wine, colours etc.). [from 17th c.]
BODY, noun. An agglomeration of some substance, especially one that would be otherwise uncountable.
BODY, noun. (printing) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated).
BODY, verb. To give body or shape to something.
BODY, verb. To construct the bodywork of a car.
BODY, verb. (transitive) To embody.
BODY ART, noun. The application of tattoos, piercings or jewellery to the body.
BODY ART, noun. A type of performance art in which artists use or abuse their own body to make particular statements.
BODY BAG, noun. A non-porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transport of corpses.
BODY BAGS, noun. Plural of body bag
BODY BLOW, noun. (boxing) A hard punch struck to the torso.
BODY BLOW, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A serious setback; a traumatizing event which prevents or hinders continuation of an activity.
BODY BUTTER, noun. A moisturizer designed to be applied to the body.
BODY BUTTERS, noun. Plural of body butter
BODY CAMERA, noun. A video recording system that is typically utilized by law enforcement to record their interactions with the public, and gather video evidence at crime scenes.
BODY CATCH, noun. (juggling) Any catch that is made around or behind a part of the body, as opposed to in front of the head or chest.
BODY CATCHES, noun. Plural of body catch
BODY CAVITY, noun. The cavity within the body of animals which contains the viscera.
BODY CAVITY SEARCH, noun. (legal) A search performed by law enforcement on a criminal suspect to insure that the suspect is not hiding anything in a body cavity.
BODY CAVITY SEARCHES, noun. Plural of body cavity search
BODY CHECK, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see body,‎ check.
BODY CHECK, noun. (sports) A move in ice hockey or lacrosse in which a player impedes another with his body
BODY CHECK, verb. (sports) To perform a body check on someone.
BODY CHECKING, verb. Present participle of body check
BODY CHECKS, noun. Plural of body check
BODY CHECKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of body check
BODY CLOCK, noun. Biological clock
BODY COAT, noun. A gentleman's dress coat.
BODY CON, adjective. Alternative form of bodycon
BODY CORD, noun. (fencing) The insulated wire that runs under a fencer's jacket, connecting the Electrical Competition weapon to the reel, and thence to the scoring machine. Also known as a body wire.
BODY CORPORATE, noun. A legal person
BODY CORPORATE, noun. A corporation
BODY CORPORATE, noun. A property management company
BODY CORPORATES, noun. Plural of body corporate
BODY COUNT, noun. The number of persons or bodies counted as casualties, especially of those killed in a disaster or battle.
BODY DOUBLE, noun. A film stand-in for an actor, in scenes not involving the face, especially during scenes of nudity, or of dangerous activity.
BODY DOUBLE, noun. A political decoy; a person employed to impersonate a politician, in order to draw attention away from the real person or to take risks on their behalf.
BODY DOUBLES, noun. Plural of body double
BODY ENGLISH, noun. (idiomatic) A body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction. Also applies to various riding sports, such as motorcycling or surfing.
BODY FLUID, noun. (anatomy) bodily fluid
BODY FLUIDS, noun. Plural of body fluid
BODY FOSSIL, noun. A fossil containing part of an organism's body, as opposed to a trace fossil.
BODY HAIR, noun. (anatomy) Hair of the body; in particular, androgenic hair, to the exclusion of facial hair and the hair atop one's head.
BODY HAIR, noun. An individual strand of such hair.
BODY HAIRS, noun. Plural of body hair
BODY HEAT, noun. Heat produced from within the body of a (warmblooded) animal as opposed to absorbed from the environment
BODY HORROR, noun. A genre of horror fiction based around the graphic destruction or alteration of the body.
BODY IMAGE, noun. The subjective inner picture of one's outward physical appearance.
BODY INTEGRITY IDENTITY DISORDER, proper noun. A psychological disorder characterised by the wish to have one or more healthy limbs amputated.
BODY LANGUAGE, noun. Nonverbal communication by means of facial expressions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like; often thought to be involuntary.
BODY LANGUAGE, noun. Deliberate, usually culturally influenced, nonverbal communication using the body through facial expressions, gestures, dance, mime, etc.
BODY LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of body language
BODY LICE, noun. Plural of body louse
BODY LINE, noun. (typography) The mean line; the level of the top of the main lower-case letters (without ascenders). [from 18th c.]
BODY LINE, noun. A person's posture or bearing. [from 19th c.]
BODY LINE, noun. (cricket) Alternative form of bodyline
BODY LINEN, noun. (now historical) Linen used for clothing, especially underwear or nightwear.
BODY LINES, noun. Plural of body line
BODY LOTION, noun. A cleansing lotion designed for the body, to help keep the skin smooth
BODY LOUSE, noun. A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus corporis, that infests the body and clothes of humans and feeds on blood.
BODY MASS INDEX, noun. A statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height, used to estimate if a person is underweight or overweight. BMI units are defined as \(\mathrm{kg}/\mathrm{m}^2\) ≈ \(\mathrm{703*lb}/\mathrm{in}^2\).
BODY MASS INDICES, noun. Plural of body mass index
BODY MATTER, noun. Within a book, the main portion of text, excluding the front matter and back matter.
BODY MECHANICS, noun. (medicine) A form of physiotherapy used to correct body posture and movement.
BODY MODIFICATION, noun. Deliberate physical alteration of the human body, such as tattooing and piercing.
BODY MODIFICATIONS, noun. Plural of body modification
BODY ODOR, noun. Alternative spelling of body odour
BODY ODORS, noun. Plural of body odor
BODY ODOUR, noun. The unpleasant smell emitted by a person's body, caused by bacteria multiplied by sweat.
BODY ODOURS, noun. Plural of body odour
BODY OF CHRIST, proper noun. (literally) The corpse or resurrected body of Jesus Christ.
BODY OF CHRIST, proper noun. (figuratively) The bread of the eucharist.
BODY OF CHRIST, proper noun. (figuratively) A title describing, as a whole group, all believers in Jesus Christ.
BODY OF ME, interjection. (dated) An oath.
BODY OF WATER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see body,‎ of,‎ water.
BODY OF WATER, noun. Any significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.
BODY OF WORK, noun. The entirety of the creative or academic output produced by a particular individual or unit.
BODY PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) The application of paint to the body as a form of body art.
BODY PAINTING, noun. (countable) A body painted this way and viewed of as a work of art.
BODY PAINTINGS, noun. Plural of body painting
BODY PART, noun. (anatomy) Any part of an organism, such as an organ, limb or extremity.
BODY PART, noun. Any part of the body of a vehicle.
BODY PARTS, noun. Plural of body part
BODY PIERCING, noun. (uncountable) The practice of making an opening in part of the flesh and attaching rings, small barbells or varios other decoration through it.
BODY PIERCING, noun. (countable) An opening made in the flesh through the above practice.
BODY PIERCINGS, noun. Plural of body piercing
BODY PILLOW, noun. A long body-length pillow that can be held or wrapped around one's body while sleeping.
BODY PILLOWS, noun. Plural of body pillow
BODY POLITIC, noun. The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions.
BODY POLITIC, noun. (archaic) A corporation.
BODY PRESS, noun. (wrestling) A splash; A move where the wrestler jumps forward from a raised platform such as the top turnbuckle, landing stomach first across an opponent lying on the ground below.
BODY SERVANT, noun. A close servant; a personal servant.
BODY SERVANTS, noun. Plural of body servant
BODY SHOP, noun. (US) A workshop in which damage to the bodywork of cars is repaired.
BODY SHOPS, noun. Plural of body shop
BODY SLAM, noun. Alternative spelling of body slam
BODY SLAMS, noun. Plural of body slam
BODY SNATCHER, noun. (slang) (jocular) (pejorative) (obsolete) One who makes arrests, such as a bailiff or policeman.
BODY SNATCHER, noun. One who abducts or controls another's body, such as a slaver, psychic, or human resources agent.
BODY SNATCHER, noun. (historical) One who sells cadavers to anatomists, surgeons, etc., especially by exhuming corpses from graves, a resurrection man.
BODY SNATCHER, noun. (in particular) A graverobber who steals bodies or body parts.
BODY SNATCHERS, noun. Plural of body snatcher
BODY SPRAY, noun. A perfume product, similar to aerosol deodorant, intended to be used on the whole body.
BODY STOCKING, noun. Alternative form of bodystocking
BODY SURF, verb. To ride waves or surf without equipment, such as a surfboard.
BODY SURFING, verb. Present participle of body surf
BODY TEMPERATURE, noun. The current temperature of the body of a person or animal, especially when used as a simple guide to health.
BODY TEMPERATURES, noun. Plural of body temperature
BODY TEXT, noun. Within a book, the main portion of text, excluding the front matter and back matter.
BODY THROW, noun. (juggling) Any throw that is made around a part of the body, as opposed to in front of the head or chest.
BODY THROWS, noun. Plural of body throw
BODY WASH, noun. Shower gel
BODY WAVE, noun. (geology) A seismic wave that travels through the earth's interior rather than over the surface. P-waves and S-waves are examples of body waves.
BODY WRAP, noun. (massage) The practice of wrapping the recipient of a massage in something resembling cellophane as a beauty treatment.
BODY WRAP, noun. (massage) The air-permeable wrapping material used in this process.
BODY WRAPS, noun. Plural of body wrap

Dictionary definition

BODY, noun. The entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire".
BODY, noun. A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body".
BODY, noun. A natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake".
BODY, noun. An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body".
BODY, noun. The body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies".
BODY, noun. A collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents".
BODY, noun. The property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake".
BODY, noun. The central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short".
BODY, noun. The main mass of a thing.
BODY, noun. A resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin).
BODY, noun. The external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted".
BODY, verb. Invest with or as with a body; give body to.

Wise words

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