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EN[ˈbɒdi] [ˈbɑdi] [ˈbɑɾi] [-ɒdi]
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  • Body or BODY may refer to:

    Definition of body in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbodies
    1. Physical frame.
      1. I saw them walking from a distance, their bodies strangely angular in the dawn light.
      2. The body is driven by desires, but the soul is at peace.
      3. Her body was found at four o'clock, just two hours after the murder.
      4. Indeed, if it belonged to a poor body, it would be another thing; but so great a lady, to be sure, can never want it [...]
    2. Main section.
      1. The boxer took a blow to the body.
      2. The bumpers and front tyres were ruined, but the body of the car was in remarkable shape.
      3. Penny was in the scullery, pressing the body of her new dress.
      4. In many programming languages, the method body is enclosed in braces.
    3. Coherent group.
      1. I was escorted from the building by a body of armed security guards.
      2. The local train operating company is the managing body for this section of track.
      3. We have now amassed a body of evidence which points to one conclusion.
    4. Material entity.
      1. All bodies are held together by internal forces.
      2. The voice had an extraordinary sadness. Pure from all body, pure from all passion, going out into the world, solitary, unanswered, breaking against rocks—so it sounded.
      3. The red wine, sadly, lacked body.
      4. In a gentle breeze, the whole body of air, as far as the breeze extends, moves at the rate of seven or eight miles an hour; in a high wind, at the rate of seventy, eighty, or an hundred miles an hour [...]
    5. (printing) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated).
      1. a nonpareil face on an agate body
    6. (geometry) a three-dimensional object, such as a cube or cone.
    7. VerbSGbodiesPRbodyingPT, PPbodied
      1. To give body or shape to something.
        1. To construct the bodywork of a car.
          1. VT To embody.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Her upper body strength has been improving since she started pumping iron at the gym.
              • In the disturbed zone, introgression was less frequent and slender body shape was associated with diatomivorous behaviour, smaller size (juvenile characteristics) and greater gut vacuity.
              • The multivesicular bodies release their contents upon arrival at the perikarion.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Body fat content: retroperitoneal fat (retroperi), inguinal fat, periadrenal fat and armpit fat.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • "I'll fotch her up," volunteered Texas, who had a hyena's hankering after dead bodies.
              • Graphene could change the electronics industry, ushering in flexible devices, supercharged quantum computers, electronic clothing and computers that can interface with the cells in your body.
              • Some people seek sainthood by mortifying the body.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Grammatically, this word "body" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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