(Bod"kin), n. See Baudekin. [Obs.] Shirley.
(Bo"dle) n. A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny. Sir W. Scott.
(Bod"lei*an), a. Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford,
founded by him in the sixteenth century.
(Bo*dock") n. [Corrupt. fr. bois d'arc.] The Osage orange. [Southwestern U.S.]
(Bod"rage) n. [Prob. of Celtic origin: cf. Bordrage.] A raid. [Obs.]
(Bod"y) n.; pl. Bodies [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. &radic257. Cf. Bodice.]
1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the
spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
1 Cor. v. 3
For of the soul the body form doth take.
For soul is form, and doth the body make.
2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main,
central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
Who set the body and the limbs
Of this great sport together?
The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.
Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.
3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Col. ii. 17.
4. A person; a human being; frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
A dry, shrewd kind of a body.
5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized
for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.
6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a
body of laws or of divinity.