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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Body  \Bod"y\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  The  central,  longitudinal  framework  of  a  flying  machine,  to 
  which  are  attached  the  planes  or  a["e]rocurves,  passenger 
  accommodations,  controlling  and  propelling  apparatus,  fuel 
  tanks,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Body  \Bod"y\,  n.;  pl  {Bodies}.  [OE.  bodi,  AS  bodig;  akin  to 
  OHG.  botah.  [root]257.  Cf  {Bodice}.] 
  1.  The  material  organized  substance  of  an  animal,  whether 
  living  or  dead,  as  distinguished  from  the  spirit,  or  vital 
  principle;  the  physical  person. 
  Absent  in  body,  but  present  in  spirit.  --1  Cor.  v.  3 
  For  of  the  soul  the  body  form  doth  take  For  soul  is 
  form  and  doth  the  body  make  --Spenser. 
  2.  The  trunk,  or  main  part  of  a  person  or  animal,  as 
  distinguished  from  the  limbs  and  head;  the  main,  central, 
  or  principal  part  as  of  a  tree,  army,  country,  etc 
  Who  set  the  body  and  the  limbs  Of  this  great  sport 
  together?  --Shak. 
  The  van  of  the  king's  army  was  led  by  the  general;  . 
  .  .  in  the  body  was  the  king  and  the  prince. 
  Rivers  that  run  up  into  the  body  of  Italy. 
  3.  The  real,  as  opposed  to  the  symbolical;  the  substance,  as 
  opposed  to  the  shadow. 
  Which  are  a  shadow  of  things  to  come  but  the  body 
  is  of  Christ.  --Col.  ii  17. 
  4.  A  person;  a  human  being  --  frequently  in  composition;  as 
  anybody,  nobody. 
  A  dry,  shrewd  kind  of  a  body.  --W.  Irving. 
  5.  A  number  of  individuals  spoken  of  collectively,  usually  as 
  united  by  some  common  tie,  or  as  organized  for  some 
  purpose;  a  collective  whole  or  totality;  a  corporation; 
  as  a  legislative  body;  a  clerical  body. 
  A  numerous  body  led  unresistingly  to  the  slaughter. 
  6.  A  number  of  things  or  particulars  embodied  in  a  system;  a 
  general  collection;  as  a  great  body  of  facts;  a  body  of 
  laws  or  of  divinity. 
  7.  Any  mass  or  portion  of  matter;  any  substance  distinct  from 
  others  as  a  metallic  body;  a  moving  body;  an  a["e]riform 
  body.  ``A  body  of  cold  air.''  --Huxley. 
  By  collision  of  two  bodies,  grind  The  air  attrite  to 
  fire.  --Milton. 
  8.  Amount;  quantity;  extent. 
  9.  That  part  of  a  garment  covering  the  body,  as  distinguished 
  from  the  parts  covering  the  limbs. 
  10.  The  bed  or  box  of  a  vehicle,  on  or  in  which  the  load  is 
  placed;  as  a  wagon  body;  a  cart  body. 
  11.  (Print.)  The  shank  of  a  type  or  the  depth  of  the  shank 
  (by  which  the  size  is  indicated);  as  a  nonpareil  face  on 
  an  agate  body. 
  12.  (Geom.)  A  figure  that  has  length,  breadth,  and  thickness; 
  any  solid  figure. 
  13.  Consistency;  thickness;  substance;  strength;  as  this 
  color  has  body;  wine  of  a  good  body. 
  Note:  Colors  bear  a  body  when  they  are  capable  of  being 
  ground  so  fine,  and  of  being  mixed  so  entirely  with 
  oil,  as  to  seem  only  a  very  thick  oil  of  the  same 
  {After  body}  (Naut.),  the  part  of  a  ship  abaft  the  dead  flat. 
  {Body  cavity}  (Anat.),  the  space  between  the  walls  of  the 
  body  and  the  inclosed  viscera;  the  c[ae]lum;  --  in 
  mammals,  divided  by  the  diaphragm  into  thoracic  and 
  abdominal  cavities. 
  {Body  of  a  church},  the  nave. 
  {Body  cloth};  pl 
  {Body  cloths},  a  cloth  or  blanket  for  covering  horses. 
  {Body  clothes}.  (pl.) 
  1.  Clothing  for  the  body;  esp.  underclothing. 
  2.  Body  cloths  for  horses.  [Obs.]  --Addison. 
  {Body  coat},  a  gentleman's  dress  coat. 
  {Body  color}  (Paint.),  a  pigment  that  has  consistency, 
  thickness,  or  body,  in  distinction  from  a  tint  or  wash. 
  {Body  of  a  law}  (Law),  the  main  and  operative  part 
  {Body  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  louse  ({Pediculus 
  vestimenti}),  which  sometimes  infests  the  human  body  and 
  clothes.  See  {Grayback}. 
  {Body  plan}  (Shipbuilding),  an  end  elevation,  showing  the 
  conbour  of  the  sides  of  a  ship  at  certain  points  of  her 
  {Body  politic},  the  collective  body  of  a  nation  or  state  as 
  politically  organized,  or  as  exercising  political 
  functions;  also  a  corporation.  --Wharton. 
  As  to  the  persons  who  compose  the  body  politic  or 
  associate  themselves,  they  take  collectively  the 
  name  of  ``people'',  or  ``nation''.  --Bouvier. 
  {Body  servant},  a  valet. 
  {The  bodies  seven}  (Alchemy),  the  metals  corresponding  to  the 
  planets.  [Obs.] 
  Sol  gold  is  and  Luna  silver  we  threpe  (=call),  Mars 
  yren  (=iron),  Mercurie  quicksilver  we  clepe, 
  Saturnus  lead,  and  Jupiter  is  tin,  and  Venus  coper. 
  {Body  snatcher},  one  who  secretly  removes  without  right  or 
  authority  a  dead  body  from  a  grave,  vault,  etc.;  a 
  {Body  snatching}  (Law),  the  unauthorized  removal  of  a  dead 
  body  from  the  grave;  usually  for  the  purpose  of 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Body  \Bod"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bodied}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  furnish  with  or  as  with  a  body;  to  produce  in  definite 
  shape;  to  embody. 
  {To  body  forth},  to  give  from  or  shape  to  mentally. 
  Imagination  bodies  forth  The  forms  of  things 
  unknown.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  entire  physical  structure  of  an  organism  (especially  an 
  animal  or  human  being);  "he  felt  as  if  his  whole  body 
  were  on  fire"  [syn:  {organic  structure},  {physical 
  2:  body  of  a  dead  animal  or  person;  "they  found  the  body  in  the 
  lake"  [syn:  {dead  body}] 
  3:  a  group  of  persons  associated  by  some  common  tie  or 
  occupation  and  regarded  as  an  entity;  "the  whole  body 
  filed  out  of  the  auditorium" 
  4:  the  body  excluding  the  head  and  neck  and  limbs;  "they  moved 
  their  arms  and  legs  and  bodies"  [syn:  {torso},  {trunk}] 
  5:  an  individual  3-dimensional  object  that  has  mass  and  that  is 
  distinguishable  from  other  objects;  "heavenly  body" 
  6:  a  collection  of  particulars  considered  as  a  system;  "a  body 
  of  law";  "a  body  of  doctrine";  "a  body  of  precedents" 
  7:  the  external  structure  of  a  vehicle;  "the  body  of  the  car 
  was  badly  rusted" 
  8:  the  property  of  holding  together  and  retaining  its  shape; 
  "when  the  dough  has  enough  consistency  it  is  ready  to 
  bake"  [syn:  {consistency},  {consistence}] 
  9:  the  central  message  of  a  communication;  "the  body  of  the 
  message  was  short" 
  v  :  invest  with  or  as  with  a  body  [syn:  {personify}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  BODY-:SNATCHER:,  n.  A  robber  of  grave-worms.  One  who  supplies  the 
  young  physicians  with  that  with  which  the  old  physicians  have  supplied 
  the  undertaker.  The  hyena. 
  "One  night,"  a  doctor  said  "last  fall, 
  I  and  my  comrades,  four  in  all 
  When  visiting  a  graveyard  stood 
  Within  the  shadow  of  a  wall. 
  "While  waiting  for  the  moon  to  sink 
  We  saw  a  wild  hyena  slink 
  About  a  new-made  grave,  and  then 
  Begin  to  excavate  its  brink! 
  "Shocked  by  the  horrid  act  we  made 
  A  sally  from  our  ambuscade, 
  And  falling  on  the  unholy  beast, 
  Dispatched  him  with  a  pick  and  spade." 
  Bettel  K.  Jhones 

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