n. The physical structure of an animal; the material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, in distinction from the soul, spirit, or vital principle.n. The main portion of an animal, tree, etc.; the trunk, as distinct from the head and limbs or branches; in ichthyology, often used for the whole fish exclusive of the fins.n. The part of a dress which covers the body, as distinct from the parts which cover the arms or extremities; in female dress, a bodice; a waist.n. The main, central, or principal part of anything, as of an army, country, building, etc., as distinguished from subordinate or less important parts.n. Specifically— In a blast-furnace, the core or main portion between the top, or opening at the throat, and the boshes.n. In music: The whole of the hollow part of a string-instrument, designed to increase its resonance.n. All that part of a wind-instrument that remains after removing its appendages, mouthpiece, crooks, and bell.n. The higher resonant part of an organ-pipe, above the reed or the mouth, which causes the air to vibrate.n. The shank of a type, as determining its size: as, minion on nonpareil body.n. The main part of a tool; the main part of a blade, as of a sword, as distinguished from the heel and point, etc.n. That part of a wagon, railroad-car, etc., which contains the load.n. The main portion; the bulk of anything; the larger part; the majority: as, the body of the people are opposed to the measure.n. The person; an individual as recognized by law: as, body execution; held in body and goods.n. A person; a human being: now generally combined with any, every, some, or no: as, somebody, nobody.n. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually associated for a common purpose, joined in a certain cause, or united by some common tie or occupation; an incorporated or other aggregate: as, a legislative body; the body of the clergy; a body corporate.n. A material thing; anything having inertia. See matter.n. In geometry, any solid having the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.n. A united mass; a number of things or particulars taken together; a general collection; a code; a system: as, a body of laws.n. A certain consistency or density; substance; strength, as opposed to thinness, weakness, transparency, or flimsiness: as, wine, paper, etc., of good body. As applied to paints, body denotes opacity or density, as opposed to transparency.n. In music, the resonance of a tone, whether instrumental or vocal.n. The space inclosed within the interior works of a fortification.To provide with a body; embody.To form into a body or company.To represent in bodily form; exhibit in tangible form or outward reality: with forth.n. All the strapping of a harness back of the collar; specifically, that part of the breeching and other straps which bears against the horse.n. In ceramics, the substance or base of pottery and porcelain. See frit body, kaolinic body.n. An ore body, or pocket of mineral deposit.n. The thickness of a lubricating oil or other liquid: also the measure of that thickness expressed in the number of seconds in which a given quantity of the oil at a given temperature flows through a given aperture.