1) N-COUNT Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.

The largest organ in the body is the liver.

2) N-COUNT You can also refer to the main part of your body, except for your arms, head, and legs, as your body.

Lying flat on the floor, twist your body on to one hip and cross your upper leg over your body.

torso, trunk
3) N-COUNT You can refer to a person's dead body as a body.

Officials said they had found no traces of violence on the body of the politician.

4) N-COUNT: usu with supp A body is an organized group of people who deal with something officially.

...the Chairman of the policemen's representative body, the Police Federation.

...the main trade union body, COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions.

5) N-COUNT: N of n A body of people is a group of people who are together or who are connected in some way.

...that large body of people which teaches other people how to teach.

6) N-SING: the N of n The body of something such as a building or a document is the main part of it or the largest part of it.

The main body of the church had been turned into a massive television studio...

Give an introduction, followed by the body of the material, then a brief summary.

7) N-COUNT: usu with supp The body of a car or aeroplane is the main part of it, not including its engine, wheels, or wings.

The only shade was under the body of the plane.

8) N-COUNT: N of n A body of water is a large area of water, such as a lake or a sea.

It is probably the most polluted body of water in the world.

9) N-COUNT: N of n A body of information is a large amount of it.

An increasing body of evidence suggests that all of us have cancer cells in our bodies at times during our lives.

10) N-UNCOUNT If you say that an alcoholic drink has body, you mean that it has a full and strong flavour.

...a dry wine with good body.

11) N-COUNT A body is the same as a bodysuit.
12) See also , heavenly body
13) PHRASE (emphasis) You can say over my dead body, to emphasize that you feel very strongly that something should not happen, and that you will do everything you can to prevent it. [INFORMAL]

`We'll have her over for dinner.' - `Over my dead body!'

14) PHRASE: PHR after v You use body and soul to mean every part of you, including your mind and your emotions.

He dedicated himself body and soul to the education of young men...

She was now committed to the band, body and soul.

15) PHRASE: V inflects If you keep body and soul together, you have enough money to provide what you need to live.

He at first kept body and soul together by selling cartoons to the humorous papers.

make ends meet

English dictionary. 2008.

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