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Meaning of BODILY

Pronunciation:  'bâdlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in bodily form; "he was translated bodily to heaven"
  2. [adj]  having or relating to a physical material body; "bodily existence"
  3. [adj]  affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or belonging to the body; "a bodily organ"; "bodily functions"; "carnal remains"

BODILY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: carnal, corporal, corporeal, material, physical, somatic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bod"i*ly\, a.
    1. Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal;
       consisting of matter.
             You are a mere spirit, and have no knowledge of the
             bodily part of us.                    --Tatler.
    2. Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the
       mind. ``Bodily defects.'' --L'Estrange.
    3. Real; actual; put in execution. [Obs.]
             Be brought to bodily act.             --Shak.
    {Bodily fear}, apprehension of physical injury.
    Syn: See {Corporal}.
  2. \Bod"i*ly\, adv.
    1. Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter;
       in the body.
             For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead
             bodily.                               --Col. ii. 9
    2. In respect to, or so as to affect, the entire body or
       mass; entirely; all at once; completely; as, to carry away
       bodily. ``Leapt bodily below.'' --Lowell.
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