bod·​ied ˈbä-dēd How to pronounce bodied (audio)
: having a body of a specified kind
used in combination

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gacek was probably named by a shopkeeper on Kaszubska Street, Grabowy said, noting that several people have expressed a desire to adopt the thick-bodied cat over the years. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2023 The specimens in question come from the Mazon Creek fossil deposits of Northern Illinois, an ancient delta that preserved millions of soft-bodied organisms when they were buried rapidly in muddy sediments. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 8 Mar. 2023 Brown was the talk of fall camp last year, but the big-bodied receiver finished his freshman season with just nine receptions for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tom Green |, al, 26 Feb. 2023 Full bodied but still young with balanced fruit and soft tannins. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2023 This big-bodied Chevy hardtop was, in fact, cloned after the titular car on the TV show. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 30 Dec. 2022 Fat, hollow-bodied guitar chords butt up against manipulated percussion. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2022 On land, much of the wild mammalian biomass is concentrated in a few large-bodied species, including boar, elephants, kangaroos, and several kinds of deer. Byelizabeth Pennisi,, 27 Feb. 2023 In the absence of a shell, with no reflective surfaces anywhere near, the sound was full bodied but strangely diffuse. Dallas News, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bodied was circa 1547

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“Bodied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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bod·​ied ˈbäd-ēd How to pronounce bodied (audio)
: having a body of a certain kind
used in combination

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