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Synonyms for body

Synonyms for body

the physical frame of a dead person or animal

a number of individuals making up or considered a unit

a group of people organized for a particular purpose

the main part

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a separate and distinct portion of matter

a measurable whole

body forth: to represent (an abstraction, for example) in or as if in bodily form

Synonyms for body

a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person

an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

a collection of particulars considered as a system

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the central message of a communication

the main mass of a thing

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a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)

the external structure of a vehicle

invest with or as with a body

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References in classic literature ?
Directly she had disappeared I dragged the body to the top of the stairs, and then hurried away with my wife back to our house.
The usher hastened on his errand, but was only just in time, for the tailor was positively swinging in the air, when his voice fell upon the silence of the crowd, commanding the hangman to cut down the body.
So long as he lived he did good service both to your city and yourself; yet you had no stomach to save his body from the dogs.
As D'Arnot watched the spot where the body had entered the tree he heard the sounds of movement there.
A moment later the man walked out into the camp, the body of the woman across his shoulder.
With an occasional regal glance to right or left he moved along a narrow game trail until at a turn he came to a sudden stop at what lay revealed before him--Sheeta, the panther, creeping stealthily upon the almost naked body of a Tarmangani lying face down in the deep dust of the pathway.
The protruding eyes, apparently lidless, merely stared, the sphincter-like muscle of the mouth opened and closed, and then the head toppled from the body to the ground.
His little body rounded out with the meat he now ate; but the food had come too late for her.
Just before it was effected, and at the precise moment that Ponta was ready with his own body to receive the snuggling in of Joe's body, Joe drew back slightly and drove with his fists at his opponent's unprotected stomach.
The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
Do they by attaching to the soul and inhering in her at last bring her to death, and so separate her from the body ?
If I could but once take a leap up there, my body might stay here on the steps for what I care.
I bent in great anxiety over the body of the reporter and had the joy to find that he was deeply sleeping, the same unhealthy sleep that I had seen fall upon Frederic Larsan.
It was the body which despaired of the body--it groped with the fingers of the infatuated spirit at the ultimate walls.
He felt what a murderer must feel, when he sees the body he has robbed of life.