bod·​ied | \ ˈbä-dēd How to pronounce bodied (audio) \

Definition of bodied

: having a body of a specified kind used in combination full-bodiedglass-bodied

Examples of bodied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McKenzie believes Unmute is helping break down some of these barriers through awareness campaigns -- not just for people with disabilities to sign up, but also for able-bodied people to learn how to work with them. Michelle Cohan, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 Some of her most viral TikToks poke fun at how able-bodied people treat their disabled peers, and several specifically address COVID-19’s impact on the disabled community. Lydia Wang,, 29 July 2021 Every year, the discourse about making Pride more accessible emerges and often upsets some able-bodied people. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 29 June 2021 Miss Manners has the utmost sympathy for this predicament and agrees that able-bodied people using your only accessible bathroom as office space is terrible. Washington Post, 28 June 2021 Yet a great deal of policy making since March 2020—months-long prohibitions on gainful labor, cash payments to able-bodied people—did not reflect that sentiment. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 18 June 2021 Phil’s hard-bodied, striding, athletic physicality is as specific and pronounced as Louis Wain’s upright, jerky, head-scratching, drawing-with-two-hands presence. New York Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Another freshman, Trent Howland, a promising, big-bodied back from Illinois, missed the preseason while recovering from an injury sustained in high school. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Oct. 2021 Light-bodied, with pleasing lemon notes (not tart) in the background, bready and malty for sure with a little sweetness. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of bodied

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bodied was circa 1547

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26 Nov 2021

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“Bodied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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