[ em-bod-ee-muh nt ]
/ ɛmˈbɒd i mənt /


the act of embodying.
the state or fact of being embodied.
a person, being, or thing embodying a spirit, principle, abstraction, etc; incarnation.
something embodied.

Nearby words

  1. emblematic,
  2. emblematist,
  3. emblematize,
  4. emblements,
  5. emblemize,
  6. embody,
  7. embolden,
  8. embole,
  9. embolectomy,
  10. embolic

Origin of embodiment

First recorded in 1820–30; embody + -ment

Related formspre·em·bod·i·ment, noun

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Word Origin and History for embodiment



1828; see embody + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper