- of or relating to the body.
- corporeal or material, as contrasted with spiritual or mental.
- as a physical entity; as a complete physical unit: The tornado picked him up bodily and threw him against the wall.
- in person: You have to appear bodily at the box office in order to have your reservation confirmed.
Origin of bodily
SynonymsSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
2. See physical.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for bodily
Coren said she never felt she was at risk of bodily harm, even as the bullets flew.CNN's Overnight Sydney Star
December 16, 2014
At that point, a gravely ill person would have to somehow get their bodily fluids into your system.Republicans Want You Scared of Ebola
October 27, 2014
Of course, there are real rules to Ebola, and they have to do with incubation periods, bodily fluids, and other scientific facts.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama
October 27, 2014
Traveling through the bodily fluids of an infected person, Ebola enters through a mucous membrane or break in the skin.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
According to news reports, the transmission of Ebola requires exposure to bodily fluids.NBC Cameraman Gets Ebola, News Crew to Be Quarantined
October 3, 2014
His mental anguish 'was united with bodily illness and suffering.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
But he was prominent in nothing, for prominence was to him a thing like bodily pain.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
The tail of the Angora serves as a barometer of its bodily and mental condition.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
It wears out more quickly than the bodily machine of the Englishman.
The sheer power of the American bodily machine, driven by the American will, is magnificent.
- relating to or being a part of the human body
- by taking hold of the bodyhe threw him bodily from the platform
- in person; in the flesh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for bodily
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper