bodybod‧y /ˈbɒdi $ ˈbɑːdi/ ●●●S1W1 noun (plural bodies) 🔊 🔊 1people/animals [countable]BODY the physicalstructure of a person or animal 🔊 the human body 🔊 My fingers were numb and my whole body ached.body weight/temperature/size 🔊 Your body temperature is higher in the daytime than at night. 🔊 For their body size, these birds lay very small eggs. 🔊 He needs to overcome a negative body image (=what you think about your own body).2dead personDEAD BODY [countable]BODY the dead body of a person 🔊 A dog found the body of a girl in the woods.3groupGROUP OF PEOPLE [countable] a group of people who work together to do a particular job or who are together for a particular purpose 🔊 The British Medical Association is the doctors’ professional body.body of 🔊 There were reports of a large body of armed men near the border. 🔊 Kaplan served on the governing body of the museum (=the group who control the museum). 🔊 The student body (=all the students in a school or college) numbers 5,000. 🔊 The research will be used by government departments and other public bodies (=groups whose work is connected to the government).in a body (=as a group, together) 🔊 The women moved towards the building in a body.► see thesaurus at organization4 →body of something5 →body of water6middle partCENTRAL PART [countable]BODY the central part of a person or animal’s body, not including the head, arms, legs, or wings 🔊 Nick had bruises on his face and body. 🔊 The bird has a small body and long wings.7vehicleVEHICLE [countable]TTC the main structure of a vehicle not including the engine, wheels etc 🔊 Workers at the factory are making steel bodies for cars.8objectSEPARATE OBJECT [countable]SEPARATE technical an object that is separate from other objects 🔊 Keep the caps on the bottles to prevent foreign bodies entering them (=objects that should not be there). → heavenly bodyat heavenly(3)9hairHAIR [uncountable]DCB if your hair has body, it is thick and healthy 🔊 This shampoo will give more body to your hair.10taste [uncountable] if food or an alcoholic drink has body, it has a strong flavour (=taste) 🔊 A small amount of tomato paste will give extra colour and body to the sauce.11 →keep body and soul together12 →body and soul13instrument [countable] the wide part of a musicalinstrument such as a violin or guitar, or of a sportsracket (=bat) 🔊 The guitar is 16 inches wide across the body.14clothingCLOTHES [countable] British EnglishDCC a type of tight-fittingshirt worn by women that fastens between their legssyn body suit American English → over my dead bodyat dead1(11)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesthe human bodyThere are billions of cells in an adult human body.the female/male bodyhis drawings of the female bodythe upper/lower bodySlowly raise your upper body into a sitting position.somebody’s whole bodyHer whole body froze with fear.body + NOUNbody weightYou have exactly the right body weight for your height.body temperatureExercise will raise your body temperature.body size/shapedifferences in body size and shapebody fluidsReplace your body fluids by drinking lots of water.body fatMales have less body fat than females.body language (=the movements and expressions that show what you feel)Nervousness is usually clearly expressed in body language.body image (=what you think you look like)People tend to have their own body image fixed in their minds.THESAURUSbody the shape, size, and appearance of someone’s bodyMany women are not happy with their bodies.His clothes emphasized his strong body.figure a woman’s figure is the shape of her body – used especially when it is attractiveShe has a really nice figure.Freya had an enviably slim figure.build the size and shape of someone’s body – used in the following phrasesPolice described the man as tall and of medium build.He was of heavy build.She has a very slight build.physique the size and appearance of someone’s body – used especially about men who look attractiveHe was over 1.8 m tall with a muscular physique.Ben has a very athletic physique.a dead bodybody noun [countable] the dead body of a personHer body was discovered at the bottom of a cliff.Firefighters found the body of a woman in the house.corpse noun [countable] the dead body of a person. Corpse is is used when you are thinking about the body as an object rather than a personPathologists examined the corpse.carcass noun [countable] the dead body of an animala whale carcassThe carcasses of the infected animals were burned.remains noun [plural] parts of a dead person or animal, especially when they died a long time agoPolice found human remains under the floorboards of the house.