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  1. [noun] the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
    Synonyms: organic structure, physical structure

  2. [noun] body of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead

  3. [noun] a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"

  4. [noun] the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
    Synonyms: torso, trunk

  5. [noun] an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"

  6. [noun] a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"

  7. [noun] the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"

  8. [noun] the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
    Synonyms: consistency, consistence

  9. [noun] the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"

  10. [verb] invest with or as with a body; give body to
    Synonyms: personify


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