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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bod·y n.; pl. Bodies
 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
    Absent in body, but present in spirit.   --1 Cor. v. 3
 For of the soul the body form doth take.
 For soul is form, and doth the body make.   --Spenser.
 2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
 Who set the body and the limbs
 Of this great sport together?   --Shak.
    The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.   --Clarendon.
    Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.   --Addison.
 3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.   --Col. ii. 17.
 4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
    A dry, shrewd kind of a body.   --W. Irving.
 5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
    A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.   --Prescott.
 6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
 7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body. “A body of cold air.”
 By collision of two bodies, grind
 The air attrite to fire.   --Milton.
 8. Amount; quantity; extent.
 9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
 10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
 11. Print. The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
 12. Geom. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
 13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
 Note:Colors bear a body when they are capable of being ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same color.
 14. Aëronautics The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aërocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.  Also called fuselage.
 After body Naut., the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
 Body cavity Anat., the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
 Body of a church, the nave.
 Body cloth; pl. Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
 Body clothes. (pl.)
 1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. 2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
 Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat.
 Body color Paint., a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
 Body of a law Law, the main and operative part.
 Body louse Zool., a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
 Body plan Shipbuilding, an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
 Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
    As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of =\“people”, or “nation”.\=   --Bouvier.
 Body servant, a valet.
 The bodies seven Alchemy, the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.]
    Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.   --Chaucer.
 Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.
 Body snatching Law, the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.