Definition of BODY

the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts <the body of the novel was quite good, even if the beginning was a bit slow>
a distinct and separate portion of matter <to the early explorers the Atlantic was a gigantic and forbidding body of water>
Synonyms mass
a group of people acting together within a larger group <feared that there was a body of extremists within the labor union>
a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially <a hangout where, it seems, much of the student body can be found on a Saturday night>
Near Antonyms loner; individualist
a member of the human race <the most intelligent body in this entire place>
Near Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
a usually small number of persons considered as a unit <a body of security men accompany the president at all times>
Near Antonyms individual, single

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