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body part n.
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)

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ideal body shape
the greater number or part of something
"the majority of" can only refer to a number of things or people. When talking about an amount, "most of" should be used. Ex.: Most of (not the majority of) the harvest was saved.
the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
A designate space or part space in cyberspace
[Tech.];[Leg.] designate space in cyberspace
the part of philosophy that deals with knowledge
Love bite. A bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner by very hard kissing / biting / sucking.
[Fam.] spelled also hickey
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
used for saying that you will be happy if more people come or take part in what you are doing
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  ( bodies    plural  )
1       n-count   Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.  
The largest organ in the body is the liver.     
2       n-count   You can also refer to the main part of your body, except for your arms, head, and legs, as your body.   (=torso, trunk)  
Lying flat on the floor, twist your body on to one hip and cross your upper leg over your body.     
3       n-count   You can refer to a person's dead body as a body.   (=corpse)  
Officials said they had found no traces of violence on the body of the politician.     
4       n-count   A body is an organized group of people who deal with something officially.  
usu with supp   (=organization)  
...the Chairman of the policemen's representative body, the Police Federation., ...the main trade union body, COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions.     
5       n-count   A body of people is a group of people who are together or who are connected in some way.  
N of n   (=group)  
...that large body of people which teaches other people how to teach.     
6       n-sing   The bodyof something such as a building or a document is the main part of it or the largest part of it.  
the N of n   (=bulk)  
The main body of the church had been turned into a massive television studio...     
7       n-count   The body of a car or aeroplane is the main part of it, not including its engine, wheels, or wings.  
usu with supp   (=shell)  
The only shade was under the body of the plane.     
8       n-count   A body of water is a large area of water, such as a lake or a sea.  
N of n  
It is probably the most polluted body of water in the world.     
9       n-count   A body of information is a large amount of it.  
N of n   (=quantity)  
An increasing body of evidence suggests that all of us have cancer cells in our bodies at times during our lives.     
10       n-uncount   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.     
    foreign body  
    heavenly body  

body armour     
in AM, use body armor     
Body armour is special protective clothing which people such as soldiers and police officers sometimes wear when they are in danger of being attacked with guns or other weapons.      n-uncount  
body bag        ( body bags    plural  ) A body bag is a specially designed large plastic bag which is used to carry a dead body away, for example when someone has been killed in a battle or an accident.      n-count  
...the prospect of young soldiers coming home in body bags.     
body blow        ( body blows    plural  ) , body-blow   A body blow is something that causes great disappointment and difficulty to someone who is trying to achieve something.      n-count   (=setback)  
His resignation was a body blow to the team.     
body clock        ( body clocks    plural  ) Your body clock is the internal biological mechanism which causes your body to automatically behave in particular ways at particular times of the day.      n-count   usu sing  
Jet lag is caused because the body clock does not readjust immediately to the time change.     
body language      , body-language  
Your body language is the way in which you show your feelings or thoughts to other people by means of the position or movements of your body, rather than with words.      n-uncount  
body odour     
in AM, use body odor     
Body odour is an unpleasant smell caused by sweat on a person's body.      n-uncount   (=B.O.)  
body politic     
Thebody politic is all the people of a nation when they are considered as a complete political group.  
FORMAL      n-sing   usu the N  
...the king was the head of the body politic.     
body search        ( body searches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( body searching    present participle)   ( body searched    past tense  ) , body-search   If a person is body searched, someone such as a police officer searches them while they remain clothed. Compare strip-search.      verb  
Foreign journalists were body-searched by airport police.      be V-ed, Also V n  
      Body search is also a noun., n-count  
Fans may undergo body searches by security guards.     
body stocking        ( body stockings    plural  ) A body stocking is a piece of clothing that covers the whole of someone's body and fits tightly. Body stockings are often worn by dancers.      n-count  
foreign body        ( foreign bodies    plural  ) A foreign body is an object that has come into something else, usually by accident, and should not be in it.  
FORMAL      n-count  
...a foreign body in the eye.     
heavenly body        ( heavenly bodies    plural  ) A heavenly body is a planet, star, moon, or other natural object in space.      n-count  
An out-of-body experience is one in which you feel as if you are outside your own body, watching it and what is going on around it.      adj   ADJ n  
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