body

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. torso (See body); solid, mass; group, assemblage; substance, bulk; main part. See whole, party.
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Physical structure
Nouns
1. body, anatomy, torso; carcass, cadaver, corpse, remains (See death); [basal] metabolism, anabolism, assimilation, catabolism; breathing (See air); digestion, ingestion, absorption.
2. frame, skeleton; skull, cranium; sphenoid, temporal, parietal, or occipital bone, mandible, frontal, maxilla, mastoid, zygomatic, nasal, or cheek bone, orbit, clavicle, manubrium, sternum, breastbone, rib, gladiolus, carpus, metacarpus, radius, ulna, humerus, scapula, shoulder blade, backbone, [lumbar, thoracic, or sacral] vertebra, coccyx, tailbone, coxa, ilium, sacrum, sacroiliac, ischium, acetabulum, femur, fibula, patella, tibia, shin-bone, pubis, kneebone, calcaneus, tarsus, metatarsus, phalanges; [ball-and-socket, gliding, or hinge] joint; spinal or vertebral column; boss, cartilage, ligament, marrow, torus, tendon.
3. skin, epidermis, dermis; integumentary system, membrane; nail; endo-or entoderm, mesoderm, blastoderm, ectoderm, etc.; epithelium, fascia.
4. musculature, muscles; biceps, triceps, quadriceps, rectus abdominis or femoris, rotator cuff, fascia lata; sternocleidomastoid, deltoid, flexor, extensor, pectoral, abdominal, erector, trapezius, latissimus dorsi, oblique, sartorius, gluteus, hamstring, gastrocnemius, or soleus muscle. Slang, pecs, hams, glutes, quads, lats.
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a. [central, peripheral, or autonomic] nervous system, spinal cord.
b. [brachial, cervical, coccygeal, digital, femoral, intercostal, lumbar, mandibular, maxillary, median, ophthalmic, peroneal, radial, sacral, sciatic, thoracic, tibial, or ulnar] nerve, neuron, axon, dendrite, ganglion, synapse, myelin; sensory receptor.
c. brain, encephalon, gray matter, neocortex, [occipital, temporal, or parietal] lobe, ventricle, thalamus, cerebellum, cerebrum, medulla, meninges, cerebral cortex, cerebral hemisphere, frontal lobe, right or left brain, cortex, pallium, limbic system, pons.
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a. head, skull, face, cranial cavity, eye socket; ear (See hearing); eye (See vision). Slang, coconut, bean, noodle, gourd, noggin; puss, kisser, mug.
b. pate, scalp; hair.
c. forehead, brow.
d. cheek; jaw, mandible; mouth, oral or buccal cavity, lip, soft or hard palate, taste bud, tongue.
e. tooth, tusk, fang, alveolus, cuspid, bicuspid, canine, dogtooth, eyetooth, enamel, molar, grinder, incisor, foretooth, wisdom tooth, milk, baby, or permanent tooth.
f. nose, proboscis, nostril, nares. Slang, schnozz, snout, snoot, beak, muzzle.
g. neck, septum, temple, throat, esophagus, windpipe, Adam's apple; larynx, voicebox (See speech).
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a. trunk, torso.
b. chest, rib, breastbone, sternum, collarbone, clavicle, shoulder [blade], thoracic, pleural, or pericardial cavity.
c. breast, bosom, nipple, teat. Slang, babaloos, bags, balloons, bazongas, bazonkers, bazooms, boobs, knockers, headlamps or -lights, jujubes, melons, tatas, titties, maracas, hooters, bumpers, paps, first base; tits, [rasp]berries.
d. abdomen, midriff, belly, abdominal cavity, [vermiform] appendix, navel, umbilicus, solar plexus. Informal, belly button; paunch, love handles, tummy, pot[belly]. Slang, breadbasket, corporation, spare tire.
e. back, backbone, spine, spinal column, coccyx.
f. buttocks, hipbone, ilium, ischium, loin, pelvis, pelvic cavity, sacrum; crotch, groin, perineum, pubis. Informal, derriere, posterior, rear [end], rump. Slang, ass, behind, bum, buns, butt, duff, fanny, heinie, keister, tokus, tush, biscuits.
8. limb, extremity; arm, forearm, upper arm, armpit, underarm, axilla, biceps, triceps, ulna, elbow, funny bone; leg, femur, fibula, ankle, tarsus, calf, shin[bone], tibia, thigh, thighbone, femur, hamstring, shank; wrist, carpus; hand, fist, [annulary, ring, middle, or little] finger, thumb, digit, knuckle, cuticle; foot, toe, big or little toe, ball, sole, heel, instep; hip, haunch. Slang, duke, mitt, paw, [meat]hook; wing, fin, flapper; wheel, pin, gam, stick, stump; tootsy, dog, pup, hoof.
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a. [vital] organs, viscera, bowel, chitterlings, innards, tripe.
b. heart, heartbeat, aorta, [carotid, coronary, or pulmonary] artery, auricle, cardiac muscle; diastole, systole. Slang, pump, ticker.
c. respiratory system; lung, pleural cavity, pleura, bronchiole, bronchus, alveolus; diaphragm, windpipe, trachea, bronchial tube; respiration, inhalation, inspiration, exhalation, expiration. See air.
d. glandular system; gallbladder, kidney, liver, ovary, pancreas, testis, thymus, gonad; [adrenal, endocrine, exocrine, lacrimal, mammary, parathyroid, parotid, pituitary, prostate, salivary, sebaceous, sublingual, submaxillary, suprarenal, sweat, or thyroid] gland, eccrine, holocrine, or merocrine glandadrenalin, etc. (See excretion).
e. digestive system, stomach, alimentary canal, ascending or descending colon, [large or small] intestine, duodenum, gut, ileum, jejunum, gastrointestinal tract, pylorus, sygmoid flexure; gastric juice, saliva, bile; villus, peristalsis. Slang, kishkes.
f. anus, rectum, sphincter, [urinary] bladder, ureter, urethra, bowel; urine, feces (See excretion). Slang, where the sun don't shine, ass, asshole, arse, backdoor, bunghole, glory hole, A-hole, tailpipe, round-eye.
10. vascular, circulatory, portal, or lymphalic system; blood, bloodstream, blood vessel, vein, capillary; red or white blood cell, corpuscle, erythrocyte, lymphocyte, leukocyte, phagocyte, cytoplasm, hemoglobin, lymph, plasma, serum, platelet, thrombocyte; clot, fibrin, thrombin.
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a. reproductive system; genitals, genital organs, genitalia, private parts, privates, vitals; pubic region, crotch; glans; gamete; smegma, pubic hair. Slang, down there, yinyang; jingjang; short hairs, beard.
b. vulva, vagina, pudendum, clitoris, labia [majora or minora], mons veneris; cervix, uterus, womb, fallopian tube; ovum. Slang, beard, beaver, box, bush, cassava, cat, cherry, [bearded] clam, cony, cooch, cooze, crack, crease, cunt, dead-end street, down, fern, fuckhole, fur, gash, hair pie, honeypot, it, jelly roll, monosyllable, muff, nooky, passage, penocha, pink, poontang, pussy, quim, sex, slit, snatch, thatch, twat, Venus mound, Venus flytrap, yoni; clit, man in the boat.
c. penis, phallus, apparatus, lingam, member, [male] organ; testicle, testis, [sex or interstitial] gland, scrotum; vas deferens, epididymis; foreskin; erection, priapism, tumescence, virile member; spermatozoan. Informal, equipment, crotch, crown jewels, loins, dingaling. Slang, bicho, bingy, blacksnake, bone[r], cock, dick, dink, dong, dork, [one-holed] flute, jigger, Johnnie, johnson, joint, love muscle, meat, middle leg, pecker, peter, prick, prong, putz, rail, rod, root, sausage, schlong, schwanz, tool, trouser snake, whang, wick, wiener, wieny, wingwang, wong; hard-on, boner, rail; balls, ballocks, basket, co-jones, crown or family jewels, nuts, rocks, mountain oysters, prunes; cod, purse, sack, tool bag; lace curtain. See sex.
Adjectives — bodily, skeletal, bony, spinal, muscular; cutaneous, epidermal, hypodermic, dermal, cortical, membranous; neural, cerebral; digestive, abdominal, ventral, gastric, metabolic, anabolic, catabolic; respiratory, nasal, rhinal, bronchial, tracheal; pulmonary; circulatory, vascular, capillary, arterial, hematic; lachrymal; genital, vulvar, vaginal, clitoral, cervical, ovarian, uterine, phallic, penile, testicular, seminal.
Quotations — Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (Bible), I give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Bible), O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew (Shakespeare), If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred (Walt Whitman), I sing the body electric (Walt Whitman), The human body is an instrument for the production of art in the human soul (Alfred North White-head), The body says what words cannot (Martha Graham).
Antonyms, See intellect.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The physical structure of a human or animal]
Syn. frame, corporeal frame, physique, anatomy, form, figure, shape, make, mortal part, build, physical makeup, flesh and bones, carcass*, tenement of clay*.
2. [A corpse]
Syn. corpse, cadaver, dead body, remains, corpus delicti (Latin), dust, clay, carcass, relics, the dead, the deceased, the departed, mummy, skeleton, ashes, carrion, organic remains, mortal remains, bones, reliquiae (Latin), cold meat*, stiff*.
3. [The torso]
Syn. trunk, figure, form, shape, build.
4. [The central portion of an object]
Syn. chassis, basis, groundwork, frame, fuselage, assembly, trunk, hull, bed, box, substructure, skeleton, scaffold, anatomy, bones*, guts*; see also essence 1 , foundation 2 .
5. [The central portion of a composition]
Syn. dissertation, discourse, thesis, treatise, argument, material, heart, evidence, demonstration, exposition, gist; see also basis 1 , essence 1 , theory 1 .
Ant. introduction*, preface, preamble.
6. [Individuals having an organization]
Syn. society, group, party; see organization 3 .
7. [A unified or organized mass]
Syn. aggregate, mass, bulk, variety; see collection 2 , whole .
8. [Full consistency]
Syn. substance, fullness, richness, thickness; see consistency 2 , density 1 .
keep body and soul together,
Syn. stay alive, endure, earn a living; see survive 1 .
over one's dead body,
Syn. not if one can help it, not on one's life, by no means, not at all, no way*.
Syn.- body refers to the whole physical substance of a person or animal, whether dead or alive; corpse and the euphemistic remains refer to a dead human body; carcass is used of the dead body of an animal or, contemptuously or humorously, of the living or dead body of a human being; cadaver refers primarily to a dead human body used for medical dissection
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. physique figure, frame, build, form, flesh and bones, *bag of bones, anatomy, torso, trunk. ''A pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stewpan, the whole fixed upon stilts.''—Samuel Butler. ''A machine which winds its own springs.''—Julien Mettrie. ''A cell state in which every cell is a citizen.''— Rudolf Virchow.
2. corpse cadaver, carcass, corpus delecti, mummy, skeleton, *dead meat, *stiff, remains, carrion.
3. mass group, collection, union, bulk, bunch, majority, crowd, throng.
4. main piece chassis, fuselage, frame, assembly.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The physical frame of a dead person or animal: cadaver, carcass, corpse, remains. Slang: stiff. See BODY. 2. A member of the human race: creature, homo, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, soul. See BEINGS. 3. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit: array, band2, batch, bevy, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, clutch2, collection, group, knot, lot, party, set2. See GROUP. 4. A group of people organized for a particular purpose: corps, crew, detachment, force, gang, team, unit. See GROUP. 5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together: assemblage, assembly, company, conclave, conference, congregation, congress, convention, convocation, crowd, gathering, group, meeting, muster, troop. Informal: get-together. See COLLECT. 6. The main part: bulk. Anatomy: corpus. See BIG. 7. A separate and distinct portion of matter: bulk, mass, object. See MATTER. 8. A measurable whole: amount, budget, bulk, corpus, quantity, quantum. See BIG.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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