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English noun: body

1. body (body) the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)


SamplesHe felt as if his whole body were on fire.


Synonymsorganic structure, physical structure


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, life form, live body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma


Part holonymarm, articulatory system, bodily cavity, body, body substance, caput, cardiovascular system, cavity, cavum, cervix, circulatory system, crotch, digestive system, endocrine system, fork, gastrointestinal system, head, leg, lymphatic system, musculoskeletal system, neck, nervous system, pressure point, respiratory system, sensory system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium, systema lymphaticum, systema nervosum, systema respiratorium, torso, trunk, vascular system


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, homo, human, human being, man

2. body (group) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity


SamplesThe whole body filed out of the auditorium.
The student body.
Administrative body.


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)administration, brass, Christendom, Christianity, church, college, College of Cardinals, colony, constituency, corps, diaspora, electoral college, enrollment, establishment, faculty, governance, governing body, immigration, inspectorate, jury, leaders, leadership, membership, militia, occupational group, opposition, organisation, organization, panel, panel, public, rank, registration, representation, Sacred College, school, settlement, staff, ulama, ulema, university, venire, vocation, vote

3. body (body) a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person


SamplesThey found the body in the lake.


Synonymsdead body


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)cadaver, carcase, carcass, carrion, clay, corpse, mummy, remains, roadkill, stiff

4. body (object) an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects


SamplesHeavenly body.


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)cellular inclusion, chromosome, inclusion, inclusion body, mass, particle, subatomic particle

5. body (body) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs


SamplesThey moved their arms and legs and bodies.


Synonymstorso, trunk


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part holonymabdomen, arse, articulatio humeri, ass, back, backside, behind, belly, belly, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttock, buttocks, can, cheek, chest, derriere, diaphragm, dorsum, fanny, fundament, haunch, hind end, hindquarters, hip, keister, loins, love handle, middle, midriff, midriff, midsection, nates, paunch, pectus, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, serratus, serratus muscles, shoulder, shoulder, shoulder joint, side, spare tire, stern, stomach, tail, tail end, thorax, tooshie, tush, venter, waist, waistline


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

6. body (group) a collection of particulars considered as a system


SamplesA body of law.
A body of doctrine.
A body of precedents.


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system

7. body (attribute) the property of holding together and retaining its shape


SamplesWool has more body than rayon.
When the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake.


Synonymsconsistence, consistency, eubstance


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)breakableness, gaseousness, hardness, porosity, porousness, softness, solidity, solidness, thickness, thinness, unbreakableness, viscosity, viscousness


Attributethick, thin

8. body (communication) the central message of a communication


SamplesThe body of the message was short.


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn

9. body (attribute) the main mass of a thing


Broader (hypernym)mass

10. body (artifact) a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)


Synonymssoundbox


Broader (hypernym)cavity resonator, resonating chamber, resonator

11. body (artifact) the external structure of a vehicle


SamplesThe body of the car was badly rusted.


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)bodywork, fuselage


English verb: body

1. body (stative) invest with or as with a body; give body to


Synonymspersonify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, embody, personify









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