Meaning of BODY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bɒdi ]

( bodies)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.

The largest organ in the body is the liver.



You can also refer to the main part of your body, except for your arms, head, and legs, as your body .

Lying flat on the floor, twist your body on to one hip and cross your upper leg over your body.

= torso, trunk



You can refer to a person’s dead body as a body .

Officials said they had found no traces of violence on the body of the politician.

= corpse



A body is an organized group of people who deal with something officially.

...the Chairman of the policemen’s representative body, the Police Federation.

...the main trade union body, COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions.

= organization

N-COUNT : usu with supp


A body of people is a group of people who are together or who are connected in some way.

...that large body of people which teaches other people how to teach.

= group

N-COUNT : N of n


The body of something such as a building or a document is the main part of it or the largest part of it.

The main body of the church had been turned into a massive television studio...

= bulk

N-SING : the N of n


The body of a car or aeroplane is the main part of it, not including its engine, wheels, or wings.

The only shade was under the body of the plane.

= shell

N-COUNT : usu with supp


A body of water is a large area of water, such as a lake or a sea.

It is probably the most polluted body of water in the world.

N-COUNT : N of n


A body of information is a large amount of it.

An increasing body of evidence suggests that all of us have cancer cells in our bodies at times during our lives.

= quantity

N-COUNT : N of n


If you say that an alcoholic drink has body , you mean that it has a full and strong flavour.

...a dry wine with good body.



see also foreign body , heavenly body

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