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adjective bodi·ly \ˈbä-dəl-ē\

Definition of bodily

  1. 1 :  having a body :  physical

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the body bodily comfort bodily organs

Examples of bodily in a Sentence

  1. The victim suffered serious bodily injury.

  2. the old man suffered from a number of bodily ailments

Recent Examples of bodily from the Web

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First Known Use of bodily

14th century


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adverb bodi·ly

Definition of bodily

  1. 1 :  in the flesh

  2. 2 :  as a whole :  altogether

Examples of bodily in a Sentence

  1. The blast lifted him bodily into the air.

  2. The house will have to be moved bodily to the new site.

First Known Use of bodily

14th century


BODILY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bodily for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the body : having to do with a person's or animal's body

bodily

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Definition of bodily for English Language Learners

  • : by moving someone's body

  • : as an entire structure rather than in pieces


BODILY Defined for Kids

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bodily

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adjective bodi·ly \ˈbä-də-lē\

Definition of bodily for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the body bodily comfort bodily functions


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adverb bodi·ly

Definition of bodily for Students

  1. 1 :  by the body … we shall … remove you bodily to a safer location. — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill

  2. 2 :  as a whole They moved the house bodily.


Medical Dictionary

bodily

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adjective bodi·ly \ˈbäd-əl-ē\

Medical Definition of bodily

  1. :  of or relating to the body bodily organs



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