body, organic structure, physical structure(noun)
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
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, dead body(noun)
a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
"they found the body in the lake"
an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
torso, trunk, body(noun)
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
a collection of particulars considered as a system
"a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
consistency, consistence, eubstance, 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"
the central message of a communication
"the body of the message was short"
the main mass of a thing
a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
the external structure of a vehicle
"the body of the car was badly rusted"
invest with or as with a body; give body to
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Body denotes the entire physical structure, considered as a whole, of man or animal; form looks upon it as a thing of shape and outline, perhaps of beauty; frame regards it as supported by its bony framework; system views it as an assemblage of many related and harmonious organs. Body, form, frame, and system may be either dead or living; clay and dust are sometimes so used in religious or poetic style, tho ordinarily these words are used only of the dead. Corpse and remains are used only of the dead. Corpse is the plain technical word for a dead body still retaining its unity; remains may be used after any lapse of time; the latter is also the more refined and less ghastly term; as, friends are invited to view the remains. Carcass applies only to the body of an animal, or of a human being regarded with contempt and loathing. Compare COMPANY.
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visible form or frame
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