Origin of bodied
noun, plural bod·ies.
verb (used with object), bod·ied, bod·y·ing.
Origin of body
Examples from the Web for bodied
Why they are so important for physically and cognitively disabled kids (and their able bodied peers).
Not to mention Pistorius is a double amputee who is certainly more physically vulnerable than his able bodied peers.4 Reasons Oscar Pistorius Might Be Found Not Guilty|Eboni K. Williams|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Out of the depths of being these can be evoked, and bodied forth into the actual world.The Drama of Love and Death|Edward Carpenter
All the able bodied inhabitants that The Harbor could muster, turned out with curious eyes and sympathetic hearts.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
His winning depended upon the actors and actresses who had bodied forth his conception.Vistas of New York|Brander Matthews
Bodied forth in what way you will, it is the first of all truths.
My busy fancy has, however, bodied forth her form, and painted her in the most amiable and enchanting colours.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
noun plural bodies
- the entire physical structure of an animal or human beingRelated adjectives: corporeal, physical
- (as modifier)body odour
- the pigment contained in or added to paint, dye, etc
- the opacity of a paint in covering a surface
- the apparent viscosity of a paint
- a white filler mixed with pigments to make them opaque
- (as modifier)body colour See also gouache
verb bodies, bodying or bodied (tr)
Word Origin for body
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with body
- body blow
- body English
- keep body and soul together
- over my dead body