bodily Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “bodily” - English Dictionary

"bodily" in American English

See all translations

bodilyadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbɑd·əl·i/
relating to a person’s ​physicalstructure: They had no ​intention of causing bodily ​harm.
(Definition of bodily from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bodily" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈbɒd.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈbɑː.dɪ-/
relating to the ​humanbody: bodily fluids (= ​blood, saliva, etc.) They didn't ​cause him any bodily harm. to ​losecontrol of ​your bodily functions


uk   /ˈbɒd.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈbɑː.dɪ-/
If you ​lift or ​carry someone bodily, you ​lift or ​carry them in ​yourarms: He ​carried her bodily up the ​stairs.
(Definition of bodily from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bodily”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人体的,身体的…
in Turkish bir insanın bedeniyle ilgili, bedensel, fiziksel…
in Russian физический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人體的,身體的…
in Polish cielesny, fizyczny…
What is the pronunciation of bodily?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “bodily”

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More