bod|y [ `badi ] noun ***
▸ 1 of human/animal
▸ 2 group of people
▸ 3 collection of work, etc.
▸ 4 main part of something
▸ 5 appearance of hair
▸ 6 strong flavor of drink
▸ 7 piece of clothing
1. ) count the whole physical structure of a person or animal, including the head, arms, and legs:
His whole body ached.
We do not really understand how mind and body interact.
exercises to tone and shape the body
the human body
body fat: A trained athlete has very little body fat.
body weight: Ants can carry many times their own body weight.
a ) the main part of a person's or animal's body, not including the head, arms, or legs:
His head looks too big for his body.
b ) the body of a dead person: CORPSE:
Police found a body buried in the woods.
2. ) count a group of people who are connected in some way, often because they are involved in the same activity:
body of: There is a large body of people who would use public transportation if fares were cut.
a ) a group of people who work together for an organization or the government and have important responsibilities:
The state government has set up a new body to inspect nursing homes.
ruling body: the national governing body for wrestling in the U.S., USAW
official body: The Senate is the official body that deals with these issues.
professional body: The American Bar Association is a recognized professional body.
3. ) count body of a large amount or collection of something such as knowledge, information, or work:
There is a growing body of evidence to support this theory.
These films represent a major body of work.
4. ) singular the main or central part of a building, not including areas at the side or parts that have been added later:
body of: The body of the church dates from the 15th century.
a ) the main part of a book or document, not including the introduction, notes, or APPENDICES (=parts added at the end):
body of: He is not mentioned in the main body of the text.
b ) the main outer part of a car, not including the engine or wheels, or the main outer part of a plane, not including the engine, wheels, or wings:
The body of the aircraft remained intact after the crash.
5. ) uncount a thick healthy appearance of your hair:
products designed to give body to your hair
6. ) uncount the strong flavor of wine or another alcoholic drink
7. ) count BRITISH a BODY SUIT
body and soul
in every way:
They were totally committed to each other, body and soul.
body of water
a large area of water
in a body
close together in a single group:
The soldiers moved swiftly in a body toward the building.
keep body and soul together BRITISH
to have just enough money to buy food and other necessary things

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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