bodied

[ bod-eed ]
/ ˈbɒd id /

adjective

having a body of a specific kind (used in combination): a flat-bodied fish; a wide-bodied car.

Origin of bodied

Definition for bodied (2 of 2)

body

[ bod-ee ]
/ ˈbɒd i /

noun, plural bod·ies.

verb (used with object), bod·ied, bod·y·ing.

to invest with or as with a body.
to represent in bodily form (usually followed by forth).

adjective

of or relating to the body; bodily.
of or relating to the main reading matter of a book, article, etc., as opposed to headings, illustrations, or the like.

Origin of body

before 900; Middle English; Old English bodig; akin to Old High German botah

Synonym study

1, 2. Body, carcass, corpse, cadaver agree in referring to a physical organism, usually human or animal. Body refers to the material organism of an individual, human or animal, either living or dead: the muscles in a horse's body; the body of a victim ( human or animal ). Carcass refers only to the dead body of an animal, unless applied humorously or contemptuously to the human body: a sheep's carcass; Save your carcass. Corpse refers only to the dead body of a human being: preparing a corpse for burial. Cadaver refers to a dead body, usually a corpse, particularly one used for scientific study: dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes.
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British Dictionary definitions for bodied

body

/ (ˈbɒdɪ) /

noun plural bodies

verb bodies, bodying or bodied (tr)

(usually foll by forth) to give a body or shape to

Word Origin for body

Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body
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Word Origin and History for bodied

body


n.

Old English bodig "trunk, chest" (of a man or animal); related to Old High German botah, of unknown origin. Not elsewhere in Germanic, and the word has died out in German (replaced by leib, originally "life," and körper, from Latin). In English, extension to "person" is from late 13c. Meaning "main part" of anything was in late Old English, hence its use in reference to vehicles (1520s).

Contrasted with soul since at least mid-13c. Meaning "corpse" (short for dead body) is from late 13c. Transferred to matter generally in Middle English (e.g. heavenly body, late 14c.). Body politic "the nation, the state" first recorded 1520s, legalese, with French word order. Body image was coined 1935. Body language is attested from 1967, perhaps from French langage corporel (1966). Phrase over my dead body attested by 1833.

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Medicine definitions for bodied

body

[ bŏdē ]

n.

The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human.
The physical part of a person.
A corpse or carcass.
The trunk or torso of a human, as distinguished from the head, neck, and extremities.
The largest or principal part, as of an organ; corpus.
A physical thing or kind of substance.
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Idioms and Phrases with bodied

body


In addition to the idioms beginning with body

  • body blow
  • body English

also see:

  • keep body and soul together
  • over my dead body
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