Em·bod·y v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embodied p. pr. & vb. n. Embodying.] To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise. [Written also imbody.]
Devils embodied and disembodied. --Sir W. Scott.
The soul, while it is embodied, can no more be divided from sin. --South.
Em·bod·y, v. i. To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce. [Written also imbody.]
Firmly to embody against this court party. --Burke.
v 1: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil
wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the
feelings of the artist" [syn: incarnate, body forth,
2: represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was
Hamlet" [syn: be, personify]
3: represent or express something abstract in tangible form;
"This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic