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Body \Bod"y\, n.; pl. Bodies. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. Bodice.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person. [1913 Webster] Absent in body, but present in spirit. --1 Cor. v. 3 [1913 Webster] For of the soul the body form doth take. For soul is form, and doth the body make. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Who set the body and the limbs Of this great sport together? --Shak. [1913 Webster] The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] Rivers that run up into the body of Italy. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow. [1913 Webster] Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. --Col. ii. 17. [1913 Webster] 4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody. [1913 Webster] A dry, shrewd kind of a body. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] By collision of two bodies, grind The air attrite to fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 8. Amount; quantity; extent. [1913 Webster] 9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs. [1913 Webster] 10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 12. (Geom.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure. [1913 Webster] 13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body. [1913 Webster] 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 color. [1913 Webster] 14. (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. Also called fuselage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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 (Zool.), 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 length. Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of "people", or "nation". --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] Body servant, a valet. The bodies seven (Alchemy), the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist. Body snatching (Law), the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection. [1913 Webster]




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