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Definition 1: the external structure of a vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the body of the car was badly rusted

(body is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of body ) the exterior body of a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of body ) the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

Definition 2: a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves

Definition 3: the property of holding together and retaining its shape - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wool has more body than rayon
  • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of body ) having the consistency of a gas

(... is a kind of body ) the consistency of a solid

(... is a kind of body ) the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids

(... is a kind of body ) a consistency of something that does not break under pressure

(... is a kind of body ) the consistency of something that breaks under pressure

(... is a kind of body ) the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded

(... is a kind of body ) the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale

(... is a kind of body ) a consistency of low viscosity

"he disliked the thinness of the soup"

(... is a kind of body ) resistance to flow

(... is a kind of body ) resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)

(... are attributes of body) relatively dense in consistency

"thick cream" "thick soup" "thick smoke" "thick fog"

(... are attributes of body) relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous

"air is thin at high altitudes" "a thin soup" "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk" "thin oil"

Definition 4: the main mass of a thing - [noun denoting attribute]

(body is a kind of ...) the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field

Definition 5: the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being) - [noun denoting body]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt as if his whole body were on fire

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of body ) the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism

(... is a kind of body ) alternative names for the body of a human being

"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of a living animal or person

(body is a part of ...) any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point

(body is a part of ...) the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant

(body is a part of ...) the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

(body is a part of ...) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

"he stuck his head out the window"

(body is a part of ...) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

"he admired her long graceful neck" "the horse won by a neck"

(body is a part of ...) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

(body is a part of ...) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

(body is a part of ...) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

(body is a part of ...) the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk

(body is a part of ...) the body's system of sense organs

(body is a part of ...) the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing

(body is a part of ...) the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells

(body is a part of ...) the substance of the body

(body is a part of ...) the system of joints in the body

(body is a part of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(body is a part of ...) the system that makes food absorbable into the body

(body is a part of ...) the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity

(body is a part of ...) the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body

(body is a part of ...) the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form

(body belongs to category ...) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

(body belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 6: the body excluding the head and neck and limbs - [noun denoting body]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they moved their arms and legs and bodies

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(body is a part of ...) the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen

(body is a part of ...) excess fat around the waistline

(body is a part of ...) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

(body is a part of ...) the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

(body is a part of ...) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

(body is a part of ...) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

"his back was nicely tanned"

(body is a part of ...) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

"he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

(body is a part of ...) either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump

(body is a part of ...) a protruding abdomen

(body is a part of ...) the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

(body is a part of ...) the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

"young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

(body is a part of ...) the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

(body is a part of ...) either the left or right half of a body

"he had a pain in his side"

(body is a part of ...) any of several muscles of the trunk

(body is a part of ...) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

(body is a part of ...) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

(body is a part of ...) (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration

(... is part of body) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

Definition 7: a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person - [noun denoting body]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they found the body in the lake

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of body ) the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal

(... is a kind of body ) the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

(... is a kind of body ) the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

(... is a kind of body ) the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle

"vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill"

(... is a kind of body ) the dead body of a human being

"the cadaver was intended for dissection" "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse" "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river" "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

(... is a kind of body ) a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)

Definition 8: the central message of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the body of the message was short

(body is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is part of body) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is part of body) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 9: a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity - [noun denoting group]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
  • the student body
  • administrative body

(body is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of body ) the body of people who lead a group

"the national leadership adopted his plan"

(... is a kind of body ) the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service

"their troops were untrained militia" "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of members of an organization or group

"they polled their membership" "they found dissension in their own ranks" "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of people doing the same kind of work

(... is a kind of body ) a body of people united in opposing something

(... is a kind of body ) the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval

"the increased immigration strengthened the colony"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of inspectors

(... is a kind of body ) a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

(... is a kind of body ) a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

(... is a kind of body ) (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

(... is a kind of body ) the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time

(... is a kind of body ) a body of voters who have the same interests

"he failed to get the Black vote"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community

(... is a kind of body ) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

"the American colony in Paris"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency

"a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of people sharing some common interest

"the reading public"

(... is a kind of body ) the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)

"for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church

"our church is hosting a picnic next week"

(... is a kind of body ) (Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope

(... is a kind of body ) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members" "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of people associated together

"diplomatic corps"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

(... is a kind of body ) the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice president

(... is a kind of body ) a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers

"the Venetian school of painting"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of faculty and students of a college

(... is a kind of body ) the body of faculty and students at a university

(... is a kind of body ) the body of teachers and administrators at a school

"the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

(... is a kind of body ) the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel

Definition 10: a collection of particulars considered as a system - [noun denoting group]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a body of law
  • a body of doctrine
  • a body of precedents

(body is a kind of ...) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

Definition 11: an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects - [noun denoting object]

Samples where body or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavenly body

(body is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of body ) a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

"humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"

(... is a kind of body ) any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)

"an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell"

(... is a kind of body ) a body of matter without definite shape

"a huge ice mass"

(... is a kind of body ) a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions

Definition 12: invest with or as with a body; give body to - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for body in the sense of this definition

(body is a kind of ...) represent, as of a character on stage

"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

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