1.The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
- 1 Cor. v. 3
For of the soul the body form doth take.
For soul is form, and doth the body make.
- Spenser.
2.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 van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.
- Clarendon.
Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.
- Addison.
3.The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
- Col. ii. 17.
4.A person; a human being; - frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
A dry, shrewd kind of a body.
- W. Irving.
5.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.
6.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.
7.Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body.
8.Amount; quantity; extent.
9.That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
10.The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
11.(Print.) 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.
12.(Geom.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
13.Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
14.(Aëronautics) 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.
After body
(Naut.) the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
Body cavity
(Anat.) the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; - in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
Body of a church
the nave.
Body cloth
a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
Body clothes
Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing.
Body cloths for horses.
Body coat
a gentleman's dress coat.
- Addison.
Body color
(Paint.) a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
Body of a law
(Law) the main and operative part.
Body louse
(Zool.) a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
Body plan
(Shipbuilding) an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
Body politic
the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation.
- Wharton.
v. t.1.To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
[imp. & p. p. Bodied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bodying.]
To body forth
to give from or shape to mentally.
Noun1.body - the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
2.body - body of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
Synonyms: dead body
3.body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"
4.body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
Synonyms: torso, trunk
5.body - an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
6.body - a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
7.body - the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
8.body - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
9.body - the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
Verb1.body - invest with or as with a body; give body to
Synonyms: personify

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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