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English definition of “body”

body

noun     /ˈbɒdi/
PERSON [C] A1 the whole physical structure of a person or animal: the human body They covered their bodies with mud. The bodyObjects - general words
DEAD [C] A2 a dead person: Police found the body in a field.Death and dying
NOT ARMS/LEGS [C] B1 the main part of a person or animal's body, not the head, arms, or legs: a dog with a thin body and short legsThe body
GROUP [group] an official group of people who work together: the sport's regulatory bodySocieties, clubs and organizations
MAIN PART [no plural] the main part of something: The body of the book is about his childhood.Words meaning parts of things
AMOUNT [no plural] a large amount of information: a body of research into AIDSGeneral words for size and amount
VEHICLE [C] the main part of a vehicle: The body of the ship was not damaged.The exterior of vehiclesParts of aeroplanesWords meaning parts of things
(Definition of body noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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