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American English: /ˈbɑdi/
British English: /ˈbɒdi/

Translation of body in Spanish:

noun plural bodies

  • 1 countable 1.1 (of human, animal) the body beautiful
    el culto del cuerpo
    body and soul to keep body and soul together I had a snack to keep body and soul together until lunch
    me tomé un bocado para aguantar hasta mediodía
    body size body temperature body type
    tipo (masculine) somático
    body weight
    Example sentences
    • This network has been borrowed many times in the course of evolution to build new structures in animal bodies.
    • While human bodies have skeletons of bones, our cells have a framework made of a filamentous network.
    • Most of us have been taught to think of our body as a physical structure, isolated from everything else.
    1.2 (trunk)
    Example sentences
    • Occasionally heads sit oddly on their bodies, and swollen limbs meet their trunks awkwardly.
    • Secondary infection may occur as a result of bites being scratched, although bites may also become infected by the bacteria carried on the bodies or limbs of the lice or in their faeces.
    • Hundreds of limbs protruded from its body and two large black wings were folded on its back.
    1.3 (corpse) a dead body
    un cadáver
    over my dead body!
    ¡de ninguna manera!
    ¡tendrán ( or tendrá etc) que pasar por encima de mi cadáver!
    Example sentences
    • I realized today that, all week, I've been referring to the dead I've seen as bodies and corpses.
    • Then for the next 8 hours during the second stage I evacuated corpses or dead bodies.
    • You know, the case is more complicated than her body washing up a mile from his boat.
  • 2 2.1 countable (main part — of plane)
    (— of ship)
    (— of hall)
    (— of stringed instrument)
    2.2 countable (Cars)
    Example sentences
    • I saw a portion of the engine and the wing separate from the main body of the aircraft.
    • They loaded the bodies on to military aircraft to take home to their families.
    • However, within the Faraday cage of a Peugeot 307 car body, it doesn't perform.
    2.3 (majority, bulk) See examples: the body of something
    el grueso de algo
    Example sentences
    • Plenty of them are either next door to the landlord or, indeed, within the body of the main house itself.
    • Curiously, there is no attempt to integrate these points into the main body of the text.
    • Does the main body of text immediately follow the title, or does it begin on the next page?
  • 3 3.1 countable (organization) 3.2 (unit) (no plural) they walked out in a body
    salieron en masa or en bloque
    we must act together as a body
    tenemos que actuar unidos
    they're a fine body of men
    forman un magnífico equipo
    the body politic
    el cuerpo político
    3.3 countable (collection) See examples: a body of evidence
    un conjunto de pruebas
    a body of law
    un cuerpo legal or de leyes
    a growing body of opinion supports this view
    una creciente corriente de opinión apoya este punto de vista
    3.4 countable (mass) a body of water
    una masa de agua
    Example sentences
    • There are some which have a general and almost constant operation upon the collective bodies of society.
    • The collection of such large bodies of data limits the social and biological variables that can be recorded.
    • A vast body of evidence from previously unavailable sources has been collected.
    Example sentences
    • The Sporting Trust is an independent body that organises sporting functions to raise money for cancer.
    • The state has to realise the corporate bodies cannot function like charitable organisations.
    • He holds positions in five public bodies and organisations, and owns a flat in Sha Tin held under his wife's name.
  • 4 countable (object) a body in motion (Physics)
    Example sentences
    • Apples fall to the ground; so do material objects and unsupported bodies.
    • At this point Aristotle observes that substances - material bodies - are in a sense composite.
    • One contains constrained bodies that fall slowly, the other pendulums that repeat their motions again and again.
  • 6 countable (person) [colloquial] [dated]
    tipo, (-pa) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]
    he's a funny old body
    un bicho raro [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • There were two main bodies interested, one a builder from Castlebar, the other in the same trade from Westport.

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