body


body
noun
1 whole physical form of a person/an animal
ADJECTIVE
entire, whole

Her whole body trembled.

lower, upper
healthy
human
female, male
naked, nude
fit, lithe, muscular, perfect, toned
frail, lean, slender, slim, thin, tiny
fat
limp, unconscious
VERB + BODY
rack

Pain racked her body.

BODY + VERB
ache
shake, tremble
convulse
stiffen, tense
BODY + NOUN
heat, temperature
mass, shape, size, weight

to maintain your ideal body weight

fat, fluids
parts
odour/odor
armour/armor
piercing
image
language
PREPOSITION
in the/your body

Extreme heat may cause changes in the body.

on the/your body

She still had the marks from the ropes on her body.

PHRASES
part of the body, sell your body (= to work as a prostitute)
2 dead human body
ADJECTIVE
dead, lifeless
mangled, mutilated
decomposed, decomposing
bloated
VERB + BODY
discover, find, recover
examine
bury, cremate, embalm
exhume
BODY + NOUN
count (= the number of people killed)

The body count is growing all the time.

bag

soldiers who come home in body bags

PREPOSITION
on a/the body

A diary was found on the body.

3 amount of sth
ADJECTIVE
growing, large, substantial, vast

a substantial body of evidence

PHRASES
a body of water

The two islands are separated by a large body of water.

4 main part of sth
ADJECTIVE
main

The bar is in the main body of the hotel.

5 group of people who work/act together
ADJECTIVE
advisory, corporate, executive, governing, legislative, professional, public, regulatory, sanctioning (esp. AmE), statutory (BrE)
international, national
government, governmental
student
independent
voluntary (esp. BrE)
elected
politic (always after body)

Freedom of speech is necessary for the health of the body politic.

VERB + BODY
create, establish, form
6 object
ADJECTIVE
foreign

They removed a foreign body from her eye.

celestial, heavenly

Stars are celestial bodies.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, (as distinguished from the spirit or life) / , , / / (as distinguished from the limbs), , / , (as distinguished from subordinate parts), / , , , , / , , , , , , / , , / , ,


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  • body — [ bɔdi ] n. m. • mil. XXe; mot angl. « corps » ♦ Anglic. Vêtement, sous vêtement féminin très collant, d une seule pièce, couvrant le tronc. ⇒ justaucorps. Des bodys (ou des bodies) de dentelle. ● body nom masculin (anglais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • body — [bäd′ē] n. pl. bodies [ME bodi, bodig < OE bodig, trunk, chest, orig. sense “cask,” akin to MLowG boddike, tub for brewing, OHG botah; prob. < It bottega, shop < L apotheca: see APOTHECARY] 1. the whole physical structure and substance… …   English World dictionary

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  • body — (n.) O.E. bodig trunk, chest (of a man or animal); related to O.H.G. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

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