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      n   pl   , bodies  
1   
a    the entire physical structure of an animal or human being  
   Related adjs       corporeal       physical  
b    (as modifier)  
body odour     
2    the flesh, as opposed to the spirit  
while we are still in the body     
3    the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail  
4    a dead human or animal; corpse  
5    the largest or main part of anything  
the body of a vehicle, the body of a plant     
6    a separate or distinct mass of water or land  
7    the main part; majority  
the body of public opinion     
8    the central part of a written work  
the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes     
9    a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group  
the student body, they marched in a body     
10      (Maths)   a three-dimensional region with an interior  
11      (Physics)   an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects  
12    fullness in the appearance of the hair  
13    the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin  
a Burgundy has a heavy body     
14    substance or firmness, esp. of cloth  
15    the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument  
16    a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso  
17    the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist  
18       another name for       shank       11  
19   
a    the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc.  
b    the opacity of a paint in covering a surface  
c    the apparent viscosity of a paint  
20      (in watercolour painting)  
a    a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque  
b    (as modifier)  
body colour         See also       gouache  
21      (Printing)   the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender  
22       an informal or dialect word for a       person  
23    keep body and soul together   to manage to keep alive; survive  
24    modifier   of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc.  
the body text     
      vb   , bodies, bodying, bodied   tr  
25    usually foll by: forth   to give a body or shape to  
     (Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body)  


acetone body  
      n      another name for       ketone body  
black body  
      n     (Physics)   a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it,   (Also called)    full radiator  
body bag  
      n     (Military)   a large heavy plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp. those of battle casualties  
body blow  
      n  
1      (Boxing, Also called)   body punch   a blow to the body of an opponent  
2    a severe disappointment or setback  
unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project     
body building  
      n   the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous  
body cavity  
      n   the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom  
body-centred  
      adj   (of a crystal) having a lattice point at the centre of each unit cell as well as at the corners  
   Compare       face-centred  
body corporate  
      n     (Law)   a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterprise  
   See       corporation       1  
body double  
      n     (Films)   a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face  
body horror  
      n   a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies  
body image  
      n     (Psychol)   an individual's concept of his own body  
body language  
      n   the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.  
body-line  
      adj     (Cricket)   denoting or relating to fast bowling aimed at the batsman's body  
Body of Christ  
      n   the Christian Church  
body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
body shop  
      n   a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired  
body snatcher  
      n   (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection  
  body snatching      n  
body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
body-surf  
      vb   intr   to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard  
  bodysurfer      n  
  bodysurfing      n  
body swerve  
      n  
1      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent  
2      (Scot)   the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant)  
I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve     
      vb  
  body-swerve  
3      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve  
4      (Scot)   to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)  
body warmer  
      n   a sleeveless type of jerkin, usually quilted, worn as an outer garment for extra warmth  
ciliary body  
      n   the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruiting body  
      n   the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced,   (Also)    fruit body  
Golgi body   , apparatus, complex  
      n   a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport  
     (C20: named after C. Golgi)  
grey body  
      n     (Physics)   a body that emits radiation in constant proportion to the corresponding black-body radiation  
inclusion body  
      n     (Pathol)   any of the small particles found in cells infected with certain viruses  
ketone body  
      n     (Biochem)   any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced when fatty acids are broken down in the liver to provide a source of energy. Excess ketone bodies are present in the blood and urine of people unable to use glucose as an energy source, as in diabetes and starvation,   (Also called)    acetone body  
lifting body  
      n   a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
out-of-the-body experience  
      n   a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby,   (Abbrev.)    OBE, OOBE      Compare       near-death experience  
polar body  
      n     (Physiol)   a tiny cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced with the ovum during oogenesis when the oocyte undergoes meiosis  
vitreous body  
      n   a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina  
wide-body  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp. wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast  
Wolffian body  
      n     (Embryol)      another name for       mesonephros  
     (C19: named after K. F. Wolff (1733--94), German embryologist)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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diplomatic corps   , body         
      n   the entire body of diplomats accredited to a given state  


acetone body  
      n      another name for       ketone body  
black body  
      n     (Physics)   a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it,   (Also called)    full radiator  
body         
      n   pl   , bodies  
1   
a    the entire physical structure of an animal or human being  
   Related adjs       corporeal       physical  
b    (as modifier)  
body odour     
2    the flesh, as opposed to the spirit  
while we are still in the body     
3    the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail  
4    a dead human or animal; corpse  
5    the largest or main part of anything  
the body of a vehicle, the body of a plant     
6    a separate or distinct mass of water or land  
7    the main part; majority  
the body of public opinion     
8    the central part of a written work  
the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes     
9    a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group  
the student body, they marched in a body     
10      (Maths)   a three-dimensional region with an interior  
11      (Physics)   an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects  
12    fullness in the appearance of the hair  
13    the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin  
a Burgundy has a heavy body     
14    substance or firmness, esp. of cloth  
15    the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument  
16    a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso  
17    the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist  
18       another name for       shank       11  
19   
a    the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc.  
b    the opacity of a paint in covering a surface  
c    the apparent viscosity of a paint  
20      (in watercolour painting)  
a    a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque  
b    (as modifier)  
body colour         See also       gouache  
21      (Printing)   the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender  
22       an informal or dialect word for a       person  
23    keep body and soul together   to manage to keep alive; survive  
24    modifier   of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc.  
the body text     
      vb   , bodies, bodying, bodied   tr  
25    usually foll by: forth   to give a body or shape to  
     (Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body)  
body bag  
      n     (Military)   a large heavy plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp. those of battle casualties  
body blow  
      n  
1      (Boxing, Also called)   body punch   a blow to the body of an opponent  
2    a severe disappointment or setback  
unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project     
body building  
      n   the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous  
body cavity  
      n   the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom  
body-centred  
      adj   (of a crystal) having a lattice point at the centre of each unit cell as well as at the corners  
   Compare       face-centred  
body corporate  
      n     (Law)   a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterprise  
   See       corporation       1  
body double  
      n     (Films)   a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face  
body horror  
      n   a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies  
body image  
      n     (Psychol)   an individual's concept of his own body  
body language  
      n   the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.  
body-line  
      adj     (Cricket)   denoting or relating to fast bowling aimed at the batsman's body  
Body of Christ  
      n   the Christian Church  
body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
body shop  
      n   a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired  
body snatcher  
      n   (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection  
  body snatching      n  
body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
body-surf  
      vb   intr   to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard  
  bodysurfer      n  
  bodysurfing      n  
body swerve  
      n  
1      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent  
2      (Scot)   the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant)  
I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve     
      vb  
  body-swerve  
3      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve  
4      (Scot)   to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)  
body warmer  
      n   a sleeveless type of jerkin, usually quilted, worn as an outer garment for extra warmth  
ciliary body  
      n   the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruiting body  
      n   the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced,   (Also)    fruit body  
Golgi body   , apparatus, complex  
      n   a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport  
     (C20: named after C. Golgi)  
grey body  
      n     (Physics)   a body that emits radiation in constant proportion to the corresponding black-body radiation  
inclusion body  
      n     (Pathol)   any of the small particles found in cells infected with certain viruses  
ketone body  
      n     (Biochem)   any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced when fatty acids are broken down in the liver to provide a source of energy. Excess ketone bodies are present in the blood and urine of people unable to use glucose as an energy source, as in diabetes and starvation,   (Also called)    acetone body  
lifting body  
      n   a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
out-of-the-body experience  
      n   a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby,   (Abbrev.)    OBE, OOBE      Compare       near-death experience  
polar body  
      n     (Physiol)   a tiny cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced with the ovum during oogenesis when the oocyte undergoes meiosis  
vitreous body  
      n   a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina  
wide-body  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp. wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast  
Wolffian body  
      n     (Embryol)      another name for       mesonephros  
     (C19: named after K. F. Wolff (1733--94), German embryologist)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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Malpighian corpuscle   , body         
      n     (Anatomy)   an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney  


acetone body  
      n      another name for       ketone body  
black body  
      n     (Physics)   a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it,   (Also called)    full radiator  
body         
      n   pl   , bodies  
1   
a    the entire physical structure of an animal or human being  
   Related adjs       corporeal       physical  
b    (as modifier)  
body odour     
2    the flesh, as opposed to the spirit  
while we are still in the body     
3    the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail  
4    a dead human or animal; corpse  
5    the largest or main part of anything  
the body of a vehicle, the body of a plant     
6    a separate or distinct mass of water or land  
7    the main part; majority  
the body of public opinion     
8    the central part of a written work  
the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes     
9    a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group  
the student body, they marched in a body     
10      (Maths)   a three-dimensional region with an interior  
11      (Physics)   an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects  
12    fullness in the appearance of the hair  
13    the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin  
a Burgundy has a heavy body     
14    substance or firmness, esp. of cloth  
15    the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument  
16    a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso  
17    the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist  
18       another name for       shank       11  
19   
a    the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc.  
b    the opacity of a paint in covering a surface  
c    the apparent viscosity of a paint  
20      (in watercolour painting)  
a    a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque  
b    (as modifier)  
body colour         See also       gouache  
21      (Printing)   the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender  
22       an informal or dialect word for a       person  
23    keep body and soul together   to manage to keep alive; survive  
24    modifier   of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc.  
the body text     
      vb   , bodies, bodying, bodied   tr  
25    usually foll by: forth   to give a body or shape to  
     (Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body)  
body bag  
      n     (Military)   a large heavy plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp. those of battle casualties  
body blow  
      n  
1      (Boxing, Also called)   body punch   a blow to the body of an opponent  
2    a severe disappointment or setback  
unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project     
body building  
      n   the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous  
body cavity  
      n   the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom  
body-centred  
      adj   (of a crystal) having a lattice point at the centre of each unit cell as well as at the corners  
   Compare       face-centred  
body corporate  
      n     (Law)   a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterprise  
   See       corporation       1  
body double  
      n     (Films)   a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face  
body horror  
      n   a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies  
body image  
      n     (Psychol)   an individual's concept of his own body  
body language  
      n   the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.  
body-line  
      adj     (Cricket)   denoting or relating to fast bowling aimed at the batsman's body  
Body of Christ  
      n   the Christian Church  
body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
body shop  
      n   a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired  
body snatcher  
      n   (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection  
  body snatching      n  
body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
body-surf  
      vb   intr   to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard  
  bodysurfer      n  
  bodysurfing      n  
body swerve  
      n  
1      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent  
2      (Scot)   the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant)  
I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve     
      vb  
  body-swerve  
3      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve  
4      (Scot)   to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)  
body warmer  
      n   a sleeveless type of jerkin, usually quilted, worn as an outer garment for extra warmth  
ciliary body  
      n   the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruiting body  
      n   the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced,   (Also)    fruit body  
Golgi body   , apparatus, complex  
      n   a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport  
     (C20: named after C. Golgi)  
grey body  
      n     (Physics)   a body that emits radiation in constant proportion to the corresponding black-body radiation  
inclusion body  
      n     (Pathol)   any of the small particles found in cells infected with certain viruses  
ketone body  
      n     (Biochem)   any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced when fatty acids are broken down in the liver to provide a source of energy. Excess ketone bodies are present in the blood and urine of people unable to use glucose as an energy source, as in diabetes and starvation,   (Also called)    acetone body  
lifting body  
      n   a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
out-of-the-body experience  
      n   a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby,   (Abbrev.)    OBE, OOBE      Compare       near-death experience  
polar body  
      n     (Physiol)   a tiny cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced with the ovum during oogenesis when the oocyte undergoes meiosis  
vitreous body  
      n   a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina  
wide-body  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp. wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast  
Wolffian body  
      n     (Embryol)      another name for       mesonephros  
     (C19: named after K. F. Wolff (1733--94), German embryologist)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
pineal gland   , body         
      n   a pea-sized organ in the brain, situated beneath the posterior part of the corpus callosum, that secretes melatonin into the bloodstream,   (Technical names)    epiphysis, epiphysis cerebri  


acetone body  
      n      another name for       ketone body  
black body  
      n     (Physics)   a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it,   (Also called)    full radiator  
body         
      n   pl   , bodies  
1   
a    the entire physical structure of an animal or human being  
   Related adjs       corporeal       physical  
b    (as modifier)  
body odour     
2    the flesh, as opposed to the spirit  
while we are still in the body     
3    the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail  
4    a dead human or animal; corpse  
5    the largest or main part of anything  
the body of a vehicle, the body of a plant     
6    a separate or distinct mass of water or land  
7    the main part; majority  
the body of public opinion     
8    the central part of a written work  
the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes     
9    a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group  
the student body, they marched in a body     
10      (Maths)   a three-dimensional region with an interior  
11      (Physics)   an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects  
12    fullness in the appearance of the hair  
13    the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin  
a Burgundy has a heavy body     
14    substance or firmness, esp. of cloth  
15    the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument  
16    a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso  
17    the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist  
18       another name for       shank       11  
19   
a    the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc.  
b    the opacity of a paint in covering a surface  
c    the apparent viscosity of a paint  
20      (in watercolour painting)  
a    a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque  
b    (as modifier)  
body colour         See also       gouache  
21      (Printing)   the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender  
22       an informal or dialect word for a       person  
23    keep body and soul together   to manage to keep alive; survive  
24    modifier   of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc.  
the body text     
      vb   , bodies, bodying, bodied   tr  
25    usually foll by: forth   to give a body or shape to  
     (Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body)  
body bag  
      n     (Military)   a large heavy plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp. those of battle casualties  
body blow  
      n  
1      (Boxing, Also called)   body punch   a blow to the body of an opponent  
2    a severe disappointment or setback  
unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project     
body building  
      n   the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous  
body cavity  
      n   the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom  
body-centred  
      adj   (of a crystal) having a lattice point at the centre of each unit cell as well as at the corners  
   Compare       face-centred  
body corporate  
      n     (Law)   a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterprise  
   See       corporation       1  
body double  
      n     (Films)   a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face  
body horror  
      n   a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies  
body image  
      n     (Psychol)   an individual's concept of his own body  
body language  
      n   the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.  
body-line  
      adj     (Cricket)   denoting or relating to fast bowling aimed at the batsman's body  
Body of Christ  
      n   the Christian Church  
body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
body shop  
      n   a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired  
body snatcher  
      n   (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection  
  body snatching      n  
body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
body-surf  
      vb   intr   to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard  
  bodysurfer      n  
  bodysurfing      n  
body swerve  
      n  
1      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent  
2      (Scot)   the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant)  
I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve     
      vb  
  body-swerve  
3      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve  
4      (Scot)   to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)  
body warmer  
      n   a sleeveless type of jerkin, usually quilted, worn as an outer garment for extra warmth  
ciliary body  
      n   the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruiting body  
      n   the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced,   (Also)    fruit body  
Golgi body   , apparatus, complex  
      n   a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport  
     (C20: named after C. Golgi)  
grey body  
      n     (Physics)   a body that emits radiation in constant proportion to the corresponding black-body radiation  
inclusion body  
      n     (Pathol)   any of the small particles found in cells infected with certain viruses  
ketone body  
      n     (Biochem)   any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced when fatty acids are broken down in the liver to provide a source of energy. Excess ketone bodies are present in the blood and urine of people unable to use glucose as an energy source, as in diabetes and starvation,   (Also called)    acetone body  
lifting body  
      n   a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
out-of-the-body experience  
      n   a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby,   (Abbrev.)    OBE, OOBE      Compare       near-death experience  
polar body  
      n     (Physiol)   a tiny cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced with the ovum during oogenesis when the oocyte undergoes meiosis  
vitreous body  
      n   a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina  
wide-body  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp. wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast  
Wolffian body  
      n     (Embryol)      another name for       mesonephros  
     (C19: named after K. F. Wolff (1733--94), German embryologist)  

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pituitary gland   , body         
      n   the master endocrine gland, attached by a stalk to the base of the brain. Its two lobes (see adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis) secrete hormones affecting skeletal growth, development of the sex glands, and the functioning of the other endocrine glands,   (Also called)    hypophysis, hypophysis cerebri  


acetone body  
      n      another name for       ketone body  
black body  
      n     (Physics)   a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it,   (Also called)    full radiator  
body         
      n   pl   , bodies  
1   
a    the entire physical structure of an animal or human being  
   Related adjs       corporeal       physical  
b    (as modifier)  
body odour     
2    the flesh, as opposed to the spirit  
while we are still in the body     
3    the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail  
4    a dead human or animal; corpse  
5    the largest or main part of anything  
the body of a vehicle, the body of a plant     
6    a separate or distinct mass of water or land  
7    the main part; majority  
the body of public opinion     
8    the central part of a written work  
the body of a thesis as opposed to the footnotes     
9    a number of individuals regarded as a single entity; group  
the student body, they marched in a body     
10      (Maths)   a three-dimensional region with an interior  
11      (Physics)   an object or substance that has three dimensions, a mass, and is distinguishable from surrounding objects  
12    fullness in the appearance of the hair  
13    the characteristic full quality of certain wines, determined by the density and the content of alcohol or tannin  
a Burgundy has a heavy body     
14    substance or firmness, esp. of cloth  
15    the sound box of a guitar, violin, or similar stringed instrument  
16    a woman's close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso  
17    the part of a dress covering the body from the shoulders to the waist  
18       another name for       shank       11  
19   
a    the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc.  
b    the opacity of a paint in covering a surface  
c    the apparent viscosity of a paint  
20      (in watercolour painting)  
a    a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque  
b    (as modifier)  
body colour         See also       gouache  
21      (Printing)   the measurement from top to bottom of a piece of type, usually ascender to descender  
22       an informal or dialect word for a       person  
23    keep body and soul together   to manage to keep alive; survive  
24    modifier   of or relating to the main reading matter of a book as distinct from headings, illustrations, appendices, etc.  
the body text     
      vb   , bodies, bodying, bodied   tr  
25    usually foll by: forth   to give a body or shape to  
     (Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body)  
body bag  
      n     (Military)   a large heavy plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp. those of battle casualties  
body blow  
      n  
1      (Boxing, Also called)   body punch   a blow to the body of an opponent  
2    a severe disappointment or setback  
unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project     
body building  
      n   the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous  
body cavity  
      n   the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom  
body-centred  
      adj   (of a crystal) having a lattice point at the centre of each unit cell as well as at the corners  
   Compare       face-centred  
body corporate  
      n     (Law)   a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterprise  
   See       corporation       1  
body double  
      n     (Films)   a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face  
body horror  
      n   a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies  
body image  
      n     (Psychol)   an individual's concept of his own body  
body language  
      n   the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.  
body-line  
      adj     (Cricket)   denoting or relating to fast bowling aimed at the batsman's body  
Body of Christ  
      n   the Christian Church  
body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
body shop  
      n   a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired  
body snatcher  
      n   (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection  
  body snatching      n  
body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
body-surf  
      vb   intr   to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard  
  bodysurfer      n  
  bodysurfing      n  
body swerve  
      n  
1      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent  
2      (Scot)   the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant)  
I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve     
      vb  
  body-swerve  
3      (Sport)   (esp. in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve  
4      (Scot)   to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)  
body warmer  
      n   a sleeveless type of jerkin, usually quilted, worn as an outer garment for extra warmth  
ciliary body  
      n   the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruiting body  
      n   the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced,   (Also)    fruit body  
Golgi body   , apparatus, complex  
      n   a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport  
     (C20: named after C. Golgi)  
grey body  
      n     (Physics)   a body that emits radiation in constant proportion to the corresponding black-body radiation  
inclusion body  
      n     (Pathol)   any of the small particles found in cells infected with certain viruses  
ketone body  
      n     (Biochem)   any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced when fatty acids are broken down in the liver to provide a source of energy. Excess ketone bodies are present in the blood and urine of people unable to use glucose as an energy source, as in diabetes and starvation,   (Also called)    acetone body  
lifting body  
      n   a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
out-of-the-body experience  
      n   a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby,   (Abbrev.)    OBE, OOBE      Compare       near-death experience  
polar body  
      n     (Physiol)   a tiny cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced with the ovum during oogenesis when the oocyte undergoes meiosis  
vitreous body  
      n   a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina  
wide-body  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp. wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast  
Wolffian body  
      n     (Embryol)      another name for       mesonephros  
     (C19: named after K. F. Wolff (1733--94), German embryologist)  

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body

  
1    build, figure, form, frame, physique, shape, torso, trunk  
2    cadaver, carcass, corpse, dead body, relics, remains, stiff     (slang)  
3    being, creature, human, human being, individual, mortal, person  
4    bulk, essence, main part, mass, material, matter, substance  
5    association, band, bloc, collection, company, confederation, congress, corporation, society  
6    crowd, horde, majority, mass, mob, multitude, throng  
7    consistency, density, firmness, richness, solidity, substance  
    brain  
    ear  
    eye  
    heart  

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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
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Love bite. A bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner by very hard kissing / biting / sucking.
[Fam.] spelled also hickey
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