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First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.
Saint Basil

Meaning of "body" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BODY

Old English bodig; related to Old Norse buthkr box, Old High German botah body.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BODY

body  [ˈbɒdɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BODY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Body is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb body in English.

WHAT DOES BODY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of body in the English dictionary

The first definition of body in the dictionary is the entire physical structure of an animal or human being related adjectives corporeal physical. Other definition of body is the flesh, as opposed to the spirit. Body is also the trunk or torso, not including the limbs, head, or tail.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BODY

PRESENT

Present
I body
you body
he/she/it bodies
we body
you body
they body
Present continuous
I am bodying
you are bodying
he/she/it is bodying
we are bodying
you are bodying
they are bodying
Present perfect
I have bodied
you have bodied
he/she/it has bodied
we have bodied
you have bodied
they have bodied
Present perfect continuous
I have been bodying
you have been bodying
he/she/it has been bodying
we have been bodying
you have been bodying
they have been bodying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bodied
you bodied
he/she/it bodied
we bodied
you bodied
they bodied
Past continuous
I was bodying
you were bodying
he/she/it was bodying
we were bodying
you were bodying
they were bodying
Past perfect
I had bodied
you had bodied
he/she/it had bodied
we had bodied
you had bodied
they had bodied
Past perfect continuous
I had been bodying
you had been bodying
he/she/it had been bodying
we had been bodying
you had been bodying
they had been bodying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will body
you will body
he/she/it will body
we will body
you will body
they will body
Future continuous
I will be bodying
you will be bodying
he/she/it will be bodying
we will be bodying
you will be bodying
they will be bodying
Future perfect
I will have bodied
you will have bodied
he/she/it will have bodied
we will have bodied
you will have bodied
they will have bodied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bodying
you will have been bodying
he/she/it will have been bodying
we will have been bodying
you will have been bodying
they will have been bodying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would body
you would body
he/she/it would body
we would body
you would body
they would body
Conditional continuous
I would be bodying
you would be bodying
he/she/it would be bodying
we would be bodying
you would be bodying
they would be bodying
Conditional perfect
I would have body
you would have body
he/she/it would have body
we would have body
you would have body
they would have body
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bodying
you would have been bodying
he/she/it would have been bodying
we would have been bodying
you would have been bodying
they would have been bodying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you body
we let´s body
you body
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to body
Past participle
bodied
Present Participle
bodying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BODY


antibody
ˈæntɪˌbɒdɪ
anybody
ˈɛnɪˌbɒdɪ
autoantibody
ˌɔːtəʊˈæntɪˌbɒdɪ
blackbody
ˈblækˌbɒdɪ
busybody
ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ
dogsbody
ˈdɒɡzˌbɒdɪ
embody
ɪmˈbɒdɪ
everybody
ˈɛvrɪˌbɒdɪ
homebody
ˈhəʊmˌbɒdɪ
Peabody
ˈpiːˌbɒdɪ
rebody
riːˈbɒdɪ
underbody
ˈʌndəˌbɒdɪ
unibody
ˈjuːnɪˌbɒdɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BODY

bodrag
body armour
body art
body bag
body beautiful
body belt
body blow
body building
body cavity
body clock
body colour
body combat
body copy
body corporate
body count
body double
body dysmorphic disorder
body fascism
body fat
body fluids

WORDS THAT END LIKE BODY

all-metal body
black body
bloody
celestial body
Cody
custody
fat body
goody
governing body
hoody
melody
monoclonal antibody
moody
nobody
parody
protective custody
rhapsody
somebody
upper body
woody

Synonyms and antonyms of body in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BODY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «body» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of body

Translation of «body» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BODY

Find out the translation of body to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of body from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «body» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

身体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuerpo
570 millions of speakers

English

body
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शरीर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِسْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тело
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corpo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শরীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

corps
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Badan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Körper
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Awak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cơ thể
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शरीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vücut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corpo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ciało
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тіло
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corp
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σώμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liggaam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kropp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kropp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of body

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BODY»

The term «body» is very widely used and occupies the 1.014 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BODY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «body» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «body» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about body

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10 QUOTES WITH «BODY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word body.
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James Altucher
Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.
2
Vidya Balan
I work out at home. I don't have a gym, but I use light weights. I do calisthenics, which is basically using your own body weight, like you do in yoga, to strengthen your core. I also do a bit of cardio.
3
Julia Barr
No one is ever really dead unless we find the body.
4
Saint Basil
First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.
5
Bryan Batt
I do find, coming form the stage and all that, I've always been conscious of my posture and my body, but also the style aspect, I do find myself throwing on a blazer and a nice pair of loafers more often. Daddy always likes a new pair of Guccis.
6
Elizabeth Berkley
I get enough sleep. I take very good care of myself. Growing up as a dancer, you know your body so well, you know what to do to overcome something.
7
Brian Blessed
There will be no funeral! Before I get too old and ill, I'll go to South America and live among the Pemon people and meditate. When the time is right, they can throw my body into the volcano.
8
Guy Burgess
Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences.
9
Claire Cameron
The body needs food, warmth and water, but your heart needs more.
10
William Ellery Channing
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BODY»

Discover the use of body in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to body and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, ...
Creating a healthy, beautiful body begins with learning the facts and turning knowledge into action. In The Body Book, women will find the tools they need to build a healthier body now—so they can live joyfully in it for years to come.
Cameron Diaz, 2013
2
The Body Book
An introduction to the various parts and functions of the human body, including such aspects as breathing, talking, the circulatory system, the senses, the skin, hair and nails, reproduction, and aging and dying.
Claire Rayner, 1994
3
Body: Recovering Our Sensual Wisdom
In marked contrast to the individualistic aura of books in a similar vein, this book argues that individual awareness alone is not enough to correct the social scars left by mind-body dualisms.
Don Johnson, 1992
4
Heal Your Body
Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.
Louise L. Hay, 1984
5
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition
Discusses the changes that take place in a girl's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, pubic hair, breasts, reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, and puberty in boys.
Lynda Madaras, 2007
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It's My Body
Discusses the different types of touching and offers advice on how to react to unwanted touching.
Lory Freeman, 1982
7
Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
In this groundbreaking book, Mark Singleton calls into question many commonly held beliefs about the nature and origins of postural yoga (asana) and suggests a radically new way of understanding the meaning of yoga as it is practiced by ...
Mark Singleton, 2010
8
Art of Expressing the Human Body, The
Bruce Lee's intensive conditioning regime is revealed for the first time in this book
Bruce Lee, John Little, 1998
9
Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science
Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1995 "Schiebinger lays bare the cultural narratives that mix so easily with science.
Londa L. Schiebinger, 1993
10
Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing
Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance.
Clinton Sanders, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BODY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term body is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Search of Connecticut River Ends for Night With No Sign of Missing …
Police will resume their recovery mission looking for the body of a 7-month-old boy who may have plunged into the Connecticut River when his ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
2
State Police identify body found near Hamden explosion as they …
WEST HAVEN — State Police have identified the victim whose body was found after an explosion at a Hamden home on Saturday. Edward ... «FOX CT, Jul 15»
3
See the Colts O-line baring all for ESPN's 'Body Issue'
Call it the BIG reveal. Three offensive linemen for the Indianapolis Colts -- Todd Herremans, Anthony Castonzo and Jack Mewhort -- are now ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
4
Body cameras for school administrators? That's the plan in one Iowa …
They're looking to do just that in Iowa's Burlington Community School District by equipping administrators with body cameras to record their ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
ESPN Magazine's Body Issue 2015 Behind the Scenes: How …
“We have a lot of athletes who come to us and say, 'we're dying to be in the “Body Issue,”' which is a great thing, a great position to be in,” said ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
6
Body found in search for missing teen at Lake Sonoma
The body of a 14-year-old San Francisco boy missing in Lake Sonoma since Saturday was found Monday afternoon as his family maintained a ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
7
Police investigating body found in abandoned van
Police say wounds were found on the body and the man's death was not of natural causes. Police say they do know who owns the van, which is ... «KING5.com, Jul 15»
8
Body discovered near Falls of the Ohio after pontoon capsizes
—Two days after a pontoon boat carrying nine people capsized on the Ohio, investigators believe they have recovered the body of one of the ... «WLKY Louisville, Jul 15»
9
Officials: Body found near vacant building in Anson Co.
Wadesboro police and the Anson County Sheriff's Office were on the scene, and they told Channel 9 that the body was found near a vacant ... «WSOC Charlotte, Jul 15»
10
Group four wheeling in Leeds finds burned body
A burned body found in Leeds now has the police department searching for answers. The body was found Sunday evening in a wooded area ... «Alabama's News Leader, Jul 15»

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