Translation of "body" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈbɒd.i/ us /ˈbɑː.di/


A1 [ C ] the whole physical structure that forms a person or animal

A good diet and plenty of exercise will help you to keep your body healthy. 良好的飲食和充足的鍛煉將有助於保持身體健康。
She rubbed suncream over her entire body. 她全身都擦了防曬霜。

B1 [ C ] the main part of a person's or animal's body, without the head, or without the head, arms, and legs

He had a fat body but thin legs and arms. 他身體很胖,但腿和兩臂卻很瘦。

A2 [ C ] a dead person

A body was washed up on the beach last week. 上周有具屍體被沖上了海灘。

[ C ] the painted metal shell of a vehicle, such as a car or an aircraft

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[ C usually singular ] old-fashioned a person

How is a body supposed to live in these conditions? 人怎麼可能住在這種環境裡呢?

[ C ] UK US bodysuit a piece of tight-fitting women's clothing that covers the top half of the body and fastens between the legs


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body noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE)

C2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of people who have joined together for a particular reason

a governing body 管理機構
an advisory body 顧問團
The RSPCA is a respected body working for animal welfare. 皇家防止虐待動物協會是一個致力於維護動物福利的受人尊重的團體。
There is a large body of people who are unaware of their basic rights. 有很大部分人沒有意識到自己的基本權利。
Chatsworth High School’s student body raised $5,000 for the charity.
in a body formal

If people do something in a body, they do it together as a group, in an official way.

The cleaning staff went in a body to the manager to complain. 清潔工一起去找經理投訴。

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body noun (AMOUNT)

[ C ] a large amount of something

There is a growing body of evidence to support their claim. 有越來越多的證據支持他們的説法。
She collected a huge body of information on the subject. 她收集了大量有關這個題目的資訊。
A substantial body of opinion (= a large group of people with the same opinion) is opposed to any change. 很多人反對作任何變動。

[ C ] formal A body of water is a large area of water, such as a lake.


body noun (MAIN PART)

the body [ S ]

the main part of a book, article, etc.

I thought the most interesting details in the book were not in the body of the text, but in the notes at the end. 我認為本書最有趣的部分不在正文中,而在書後的注釋中。

the main part of a large building

to enter the body of the cathedral 進入大教堂的主體部分

body noun (OBJECT)

[ C ] specialized physics a separate object or mass

The distance between the two bodies in space was measured daily. 每天都測量這兩個天體在太空中的距離。

body noun (QUALITY)

[ U ] a strong or thick quality

This Bordeaux has plenty of body (= strong flavour). 這種波爾多葡萄酒有股花香,味道濃鬱香醇。
Conditioner can give your hair more body. 護髮素能使你的頭髮更濃密。

(Translation of “body” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)