[n] the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
[n] the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
[n] the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
[n] body of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
[n] the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
[n] the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
[n] a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"
[n] a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
[n] an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
[v] invest with or as with a body; give body to