bodied bodied  /ˈbɑ did/


  1. (adj) having a body or a body of a specified kind; often used in combination
  2. (adj) possessing or existing in bodily form
  3. (n) the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
  4. (n) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
  5. (n) a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
  6. (n) an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
  7. (n) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  8. (n) a collection of particulars considered as a system
  9. (n) the property of holding together and retaining its shape
  10. (n) the central message of a communication
  11. (n) the main mass of a thing
  12. (n) a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
  13. (n) the external structure of a vehicle
  14. (v) invest with or as with a body; give body to


  1. If the village were filled with able-bodied men, who could have built rainwater-collecting units on rooftops and in the fields, the situation would not be so dire.
  2. One night I went to bed able-bodied and woke up handicapped.
  3. The Airbus A310 is derived from the larger and highly successful A300, the first twin-engine and wide-bodied jet.


  1. A350 Airbus jet, Dreamliner rival, completes its maiden flight in Toulouse

    The airplane reportedly consumes 25 percent less energy than earlier wide-bodied airplanes by using carbon composites.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  2. Are Long-Term Unemployed Taking Refuge in Disability?

    The sharp rise in federal disability rolls in recent years has sparked worry that able-bodied workers are using the system to hide from the weak job market. But new research suggests those fears may be overblown.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  3. Drivers run risks for the love of racing

    DEARBORN, Mich. ? When they aren't competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it isn't unusual to find Cup drivers at local short tracks, racing anything from winged Sprint cars to full-bodied Late Model Sportsman entries.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "This case is important not just to me, but to all disabled persons who just ask for the chance to compete fairly on the sporting field with able-bodied athletes," Pistorius said earlier this month.
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Oscar Pistorius Source: 940 News

  2. "I think I just stopped playing aggressive since he was guarding me, throwing up low-percentage shots," said Lopez, who finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds. "He just bodied up against me and tried to push me off the lane."
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: Brook Lopez Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I thought he bodied him and didn't give him anything easy," Saunders said.
    on May 26, 2006 By: Flip Saunders Source: Los Angeles Times

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