What is body?

  • (verb): Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
    Synonyms: personify
    See also — Additional definitions below

Body

With regard to living things, a body is the physical body of an individual. "Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.

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Human Swimming - Physics
... Swimming relies on the natural buoyancy of the human body, with the relative density of the average body, compared to water, of 0.98, creating a floating ... This varies on the basis of body composition, with body fat lowering the density, and increasing floatation ... The relative density difference means that water supports the body during swimming, and therefore makes swimming low impact compared to surface activities ...
Newton's Laws Of Motion
... They describe the relationship between the forces acting on a body and its motion due to those forces ... Second law The acceleration a of a body is parallel and directly proportional to the net force F acting on the body, is in the direction of the net force ... Third law When a first body exerts a force F1 on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force F2 = −F1 on the first body ...
Body - Antonym
... In the views emerging from the mind-body dichotomy, the body is considered in behavior and therefore considered as little valued and trivial in comparison to mind, spirit or soul ... of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between ... vitamins, and other natural substances Manipulative and body-based practices feature manipulation or movement of body parts, such as is done in chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation Energy medicine ...
Body Substance Isolation
... Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances (blood, urine, feces, tears, etc.) of individuals undergoing medical treatment, particularly emergency ...

More definitions of "body":

  • (noun): An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
    Example: "Heavenly body"
  • (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  • (noun): The entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being).
    Example: "He felt as if his whole body were on fire"
    Synonyms: organic structure, physical structure
  • (noun): The external structure of a vehicle.
    Example: "The body of the car was badly rusted"
  • (noun): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead body
  • (noun): The central message of a communication.
    Example: "The body of the message was short"
  • (noun): A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity.
    Example: "The whole body filed out of the auditorium"
  • (noun): The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    Synonyms: torso, trunk

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    The whole idea of image is so confused. On the one hand, Madison Avenue is worried about the image of the players in a tennis tour. On the other hand, sports events are often sponsored by the makers of junk food, beer, and cigarettes. What’s the message when an athlete who works at keeping her body fit is sponsored by a sugar-filled snack that does more harm than good?
    Martina Navratilova (b. 1956)

    A man must be clothed with society, or we shall feel a certain bareness and poverty, as of a displaced and unfurnished member. He is to be dressed in arts and institutions, as well as in body garments. Now and then a man exquisitely made can live alone, and must; but coop up most men and you undo them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Nought cared this body for wind or weather
    When Youth and I lived in’t together.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)