Meaning of "body" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈbɑd·i/ (plural bodies)

A1 all of a person or animal:

the human body

A2 a dead person:

Police found the body in a field.

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 legs

(Definition of “body” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)