body Definition

  • 1the physical structure of a person or an animal, including the bones, flesh, and organs
  • 2the main or central part of something, especially a building or vehicle
  • 3a group of people with a shared purpose or interest

Using body: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "body" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a fit and healthy body.

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    The body of the car was badly damaged in the accident.

  • Example

    The body of the essay should be well-structured.

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    The body of the committee will meet next week.

body Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using body

  • somebody's body and soul

    completely and entirely


    She devoted herself to the cause body and soul.

  • to earn enough money to stay alive


    He worked two jobs just to keep body and soul together.

  • extremely attractive


    She looked drop dead gorgeous in her new dress.

Phrases with body

  • the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated


    Her body language suggested that she was nervous.

  • the total output of a writer, artist, or musician


    His latest novel is a worthy addition to his impressive body of work.

  • the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens


    The government must act in the best interests of the body politic.

Origins of body

from Old English 'bodig', meaning 'trunk, chest'


Summary: body in Brief

The term 'body' [ˈbɒdi] refers to the physical structure of a person or animal, the main part of something, and a group of people with a shared purpose or interest. It extends into phrases like 'body language,' denoting the communication of attitudes and feelings through movement, and idioms like 'keep body and soul together,' meaning to earn enough money to stay alive.

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