What is Body?

Body definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural bodA.ies.
the physical structure and material substance of an animal or plant, living or dead.
a corpse; carcass.

the trunk or main mass of a thing: the body of a tree.
Anatomy, Zoology. the physical structure of a human being or animal, not including the head, limbs, and tail; trunk; torso.
Architecture. the principal mass of a building.
the section of a vehicle, usually in the shape of a box, cylindrical container, or platform, in or on which passengers or the load is carried.
Nautical. the hull of a ship.
Aeronautics. the fuselage of a plane.
Printing. the shank of a type, supporting the face.
Geometry. a figure having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness; a solid.
Physics. a mass, especially one considered as a whole.
the major portion of an army, population, etc.: The body of the American people favors the president’s policy.
the principal part of a speech or document, minus introduction, conclusion, indexes, etc.
a person: She’s a quiet sort of body.
Law. the physical person of an individual.
a collective group: student body; corporate body.
Astronomy. an object in space, as a planet or star.
a separate physical mass or quantity, especially as distinguished from other masses or quantities.
consistency or density; richness; substance: This wine has good body. Wool has more body than rayon.
the part of a dress that covers the trunk or the part of the trunk above the waist.
Ceramics. the basic material of which a ceramic article is made.

verb (used with object), bodA.ied,
to invest with or as with a body.
to represent in bodily form (usually followed by forth).

of or relating to the body; bodily.
of or relating to the main reading matter of a book, article, etc., as opposed to headings, illustrations, or the like.