Definition of body:
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
the main mass of a thing
a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
invest with or as with a body; give body to