body

Definition (noun): the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

Example: he felt as if his whole body were on fire

Definition (noun): a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Example: the whole body filed out of the auditorium

Definition (noun): a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Example: the student body

Definition (noun): a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Example: administrative body

Definition (noun): a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person

Example: they found the body in the lake

Definition (noun): an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

Example: heavenly body

Definition (noun): the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

Example: they moved their arms and legs and bodies

Definition (noun): a collection of particulars considered as a system

Example: a body of law

Definition (noun): a collection of particulars considered as a system

Example: a body of doctrine

Definition (noun): a collection of particulars considered as a system

Example: a body of precedents

Definition (noun): the property of holding together and retaining its shape

Example: wool has more body than rayon

Definition (noun): the property of holding together and retaining its shape

Example: when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

Definition (noun): the central message of a communication

Example: the body of the message was short

Definition (noun): the main mass of a thing

Definition (noun): a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)

Definition (noun): the external structure of a vehicle

Example: the body of the car was badly rusted

Definition (verb): invest with or as with a body; give body to