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

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The vast majority of Obamacare’s coverage gains have been achieved by putting able-bodied adults on Medicaid — traditionally a welfare program for the disabled and lower-income children, pregnant women, and some seniors. Brian Blase, National Review, "New Insurance Numbers Show the Importance of the Trump Administration’s Health-Care Reforms," 11 Sep. 2019 There is no excuse for able-bodied people, regardless of their age or gender, refusing to give up their seat on public transportation to someone who obviously needs to sit down. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: When a man offers a woman his seat on the train or bus, is it an act of kindness or sexism?," 9 Sep. 2019 When a transport east was to leave Terezín, the S.S. determined the number and the category of prisoners (sometimes only able-bodied young men, sometimes the sick and the old) to be deported. Zuzana Justman, The New Yorker, "My Terezín Diary," 9 Sep. 2019 But able-bodied people who follow a certain set of social norms do not get to decide whose disability is the least annoying before tolerating their presence in a public space. Jackie Spinner, Washington Post, "In a world where a special-needs kid is asked to leave Outback, is it okay to go to the movies?," 14 Aug. 2019 Once the big-bodied Munguia gets acclimated to the 160-pound weight class and improves his level of opposition, his promoter, Golden Boy, wants to match him against Canelo Alvarez, the pound-for-pound king. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Jaime Manguia dominates in TKO victory over Patrick Allotey," 14 Sep. 2019 Either way, touchdown regression was likely for Ebron, but the addition of big-bodied Devin Funchess to the receiving corps adds a player likely to steal red-zone targets from Ebron and the tight ends. Kevin Hanson,, "Fantasy Football: AFC South Divisional Preview, Sleepers, Breakouts, More," 21 Aug. 2019 His versatility as a big-bodied receiver and runner have been touted. Brad Biggs,, "Bears Q&A: How did the Browns get more for Duke Johnson than the Bears did for Jordan Howard? Is Taylor Gabriel still the fastest Bear? Will Javon Wims make the 53-man roster?," 14 Aug. 2019 But Jonathan Smith and his coaching staff are willing to take two big-bodied pass-catchers in this recruiting cycle, particularly if that second athlete is tight end Jake Overman., "Jake Overman, 3-star TE and Oregon State Beavers target, trims list to 8," 12 Aug. 2019

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circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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