1 having a body or a body of a specified kind; often used in combination; "strong-bodied"; "big-bodied" [ant: unbodied]
2 possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term" [syn: corporal, corporate, embodied, incarnate]body
1 the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire" [syn: organic structure, physical structure]
2 body of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake" [syn: dead body]
3 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 the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies" [syn: torso, trunk]
5 an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
6 a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
7 the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
8 the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake" [syn: consistency, consistence]
9 the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short" v : invest with or as with a body; give body to [syn: personify] [also: bodied]bodied See body