|1.||[ noun ] the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being)|
"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
|Related terms:||natural_object human_body life_form live_body head arm leg torso neck respiratory_system nervous_system muscular_structure circulatory_system digestive_system sensory_system endocrine_system cavity articulatory_system lymphatic_system pressure_point body_substance crotch vascular_system musculoskeletal_system homo animal|
|2.||[ noun ] body of a dead animal or person|
"they found the body in the lake"
|Related terms:||natural_object cadaver carcase mummy carrion|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||gathering college administration school jury university membership leadership colony sector public staff corps Christendom opposition occupation inspectorate electoral_college panel panel constituency vote ulama representation enrollment militia diaspora immigration church Sacred_College|
|4.||[ noun ] (zoology) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs|
"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
|Related terms:||body_part shoulder back thorax side abdomen hip buttocks waist middle belly serratus diaphragm haunch loins buttock spare-tire love_handle shoulder|
|5.||[ noun ] an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects|
|Related terms:||natural_object particle mass inclusion_body chromosome|
|6.||[ noun ] a collection of particulars considered as a system|
"a body of law" "a body of doctrine" "a body of precedents"
|7.||[ noun ] (transportation) the external structure of a vehicle|
"the body of the car was badly rusted"
|Related terms:||structure fuselage bodywork|
|8.||[ noun ] the property of holding together and retaining its shape|
"when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
|Related terms:||property viscosity softness solidity porosity hardness unbreakableness breakableness thickness thinness gaseousness thick thin|
|9.||[ noun ] the central message of a communication|
"the body of the message was short"
|Related terms:||message narration address|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11915|
|11.||[ verb ] invest with or as with a body; give body to|
|Related terms:||embody personification|