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bodies

noun , plural of body

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1 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
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2 a distinct and separate portion of matter
  • to the early explorers the Atlantic was a gigantic and forbidding body of water
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3 a group of people acting together within a larger group
  • feared that there was a body of extremists within the labor union
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4 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
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5 a member of the human race
  • the most intelligent body in this entire place
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6 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
  • a body of security men accompany the president at all times
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