- bod|yW1S1 [ˈbɔdi US ˈba:di] n plural bodies↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stomach, ↑vein, ↑throat▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(people/animals)¦2¦(dead person)¦3¦(group)¦4 body of something5 body of water6¦(middle part)¦7¦(vehicle)¦8¦(object)¦9¦(hair)¦10¦(taste)¦11 full/medium/light bodied12 long/thick etc bodied etc13 keep body and soul together14 body and soul15¦(instrument)¦16¦(clothing)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: bodig]1.) ¦(PEOPLE/ANIMALS)¦the physical structure of a person or animal▪ the human body▪ My fingers were numb and my whole body ached.body weight/temperature/size▪ Your body temperature is higher in the daytime than at night.▪ For their body size, these birds lay very small eggs.▪ He needs to overcome a negative body image (=what you think about your own body) .2.) ¦(DEAD PERSON)¦the dead body of a person▪ A dog found the body of a girl in the woods.▪ Laura had never seen a dead body before.3.) ¦(GROUP)¦a group of people who work together to do a particular job or who are together for a particular purpose▪ The British Medical Association is the doctors' professional body.body of▪ There were reports of a large body of armed men near the border.▪ Kaplan served on the governing body of the museum (=the group who control the museum) .▪ The student body (=all the students in a school or college) numbers 5000.▪ The research will be used by government departments and other public bodies (=groups whose work is connected to the government) .in a body(=as a group, together)▪ The women moved towards the building in a body.4.) body of stha) a large amount or mass of something, especially something that has been collectedbody of knowledge/evidence/opinion etc▪ There is now a considerable body of knowledge of the different stages of childhood.▪ There is a growing body of evidence that charges are too high.b) the main, central, or most important part of something▪ The arguments are explained in the body of the text.▪ Leave three blank lines between the date and the body of the letter.5.) body of watera large area of water such as a lake▪ The city was built near a large body of water.6.) ¦(MIDDLE PART)¦the central part of a person or animal's body, not including the head, arms, legs or wings▪ Nick had bruises on his face and body.▪ The bird has a small body and long wings.7.) ¦(VEHICLE)¦the main structure of a vehicle not including the engine, wheels etc▪ Workers at the factory are making steel bodies for cars.8.) ¦(OBJECT)¦ technicalan object that is separate from other objects▪ Keep the caps on the bottles to prevent foreign bodies entering them (=objects that should not be there) .→heavenly body at ↑heavenly9.) ¦(HAIR)¦[U]if your hair has body, it is thick and healthy▪ This shampoo will give more body to your hair.10.) ¦(TASTE)¦[U]if food or an alcoholic drink has body, it has a strong ↑flavour (=taste)▪ A small amount of tomato paste will give extra colour and body to the sauce.11.) full/medium/light bodiedused to describe how much taste an alcoholic drink has, with a full bodied drink having the strongest taste▪ a full bodied wine12.) long/thick etc bodied etchaving a long, thick etc body▪ a slim bodied orange-gold fish13.) keep body and soul togetherto continue to exist with only just enough food, money etc▪ He's working at the shop to keep body and soul together14.) body and soula) completely▪ She threw herself body and soul into her work.b) the whole of a person▪ They think they own the employees, body and soul.15.) ¦(INSTRUMENT)¦▪ The guitar is 16 inches wide across the body.16.) ¦(CLOTHING)¦ BrE body suit AmEa type of tight fitting shirt worn by women that fastens between their legs→over my dead body at ↑dead1 (11)
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.