• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bodily having or relating to a physical material body "bodily existence"
    • adj bodily 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"
    • adj bodily of or relating to or belonging to the body "a bodily organ","bodily functions"
    • adv bodily in bodily form "he was translated bodily to heaven"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart
    • Bodily Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter; in the body. "For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily ."
    • Bodily 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."
    • Bodily 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.”
    • Bodily Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the mind. "Bodily defects."
    • Bodily Real; actual; put in execution. "Be brought to bodily act."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a University of Arizona study, rails and armsrests in public buses were found to be contaminated by the highest concentration of bodily fluids.
    • bodily Pertaining to or concerning the body; of or belonging to the body or to the physical constitution; not mental; corporeal: as, bodily dimensions; bodily exertions; bodily pain.
    • bodily Having a material body.
    • bodily Synonyms Bodily, Physical, Corporal, Corporeal. Bodily generally means connected with the body or a body, and is frequently opposed to mental: as, bodily pains, bodily strength. Physical in this connection is often the same as bodily, but may cover everything that is material, as opposed to mental or spiritual: as, physical distress. Corporal relates to the body in its outward bearings: as, corporal punishment; corporeal, to its substance, being opposed to spiritual or immaterial: as, corporeal existence.
    • bodily Corporeally; in connection with a body or matter; in the flesh; in person.
    • bodily In respect to the entire body or mass; entirely; completely: as, to carry a thing away bodily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Bodily relating to the body, esp. as opposed to the mind
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  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bodig, of dubious origin.


In literature:

In short our bodily personality works toward the fullest possible impression.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
Without hesitation I hurled myself bodily off the train.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
This world is afflicted with both bodily and mental suffering.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It consists of no bodily exertion; it exposes the student to no cold, no hunger, no suffering of any sort.
"Advice to Young Men" by William Cobbett
Mothers usually work hard to teach control of bodily functions, but often far less to obtain control of mental and moral conditions.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
He had a theory that it was not well to be too much at bodily ease when intellectually occupied.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
There was a time once when people used to take their bodily diseases as acts of God.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Ishmael's improvement was marked and rapid; both as to his bodily and mental growth and progress.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
At about twelve years of age his whole nature begins to change because of the change in his bodily functions.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
A yell of bodily pain followed the explosion, and for a moment we could hear a great commotion among the bushes, and then all was still.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes

In poetry:

An, lifted owre the gowden wave,
Peers a dumfoun'ered Thocht,
Wi keethin sicht o a' there is,
An bodily sicht o nocht.
"The Man In The Moon" by Hugh MacDiarmid
But even such sleep, my heart responds,
May be the ancient rest
Rising released from bodily bonds,
And flowing unreprest.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Bodily rest is Sleep, the soothing sleep,
Spirit-rest, Silence deep;
O daily Discord, cease, for mercy, cease!
Break not this happy peace.
"Silence" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I have mental joy, and mental health,
And mental friends, and mental wealth;
I've a wife I love, and that loves me;
I've all but riches bodily.
"I Rose Up at the Dawn of Day" by William Blake
What lively lad most pleasured me
Of all that with me lay?
I answer that I gave my soul
And loved in misery,
But had great pleasure with a lad
That I loved bodily.
"A Last Confession" by William Butler Yeats
High above flood and fire ye held the scroll,
Out of the depths ye published still the Word.
No bodily pang had power to swerve your soul:
Ye, in a cynic age of crumbling faiths,
Lived to bear witness to the living Lord,
Or died a thousand deaths.
"The New Year. Rosh-Hashanah, 5643" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Patented recently is a system comprising a thong -shaped holder for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the pudendal region of the wearer.
Patented is a system comprising a thong -shaped holder for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the pudendal region.
A 45-year-old Visalia man was hospitalized with head and facial injuries and Brandon Kingcantwell, 29, of Visalia arrested on suspicion of battery causing great bodily harm after a fight was reported about 12:40 am Thursday.
We always see commercials urging folks to give blood, but there are other precious bodily fluids that can be expelled and given away to strangers in need, and certainly breast milk ranks highly on that list.
According to a spokesman for the auction and shopping website, the sale of human bodily fluids violates Ebay's terms of service, as does the sale of other body products such as blood, waste products and eggs.
In iridology, the iris is studied for indications of bodily health and disease.
Andrew Coppler has been booked on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a household member resulting in great bodily harm.
What God teaches is marriage and bodily union between a male and female.
A jury convicted Jacques Quinn, 32, of felony assault causing bodily injury.
Chasity DelRio has pleaded not guilty to one charge of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury.
To the wackier elements of the Republican coalition, anything bearing the label of the United Nations is part of a nefarious plot to undermine American sovereignty and sap us of our precious bodily fluids.
The other charges were all summary offenses: careless driving causing serious bodily injury, reckless driving , duty to give information and render aid, and immediate notice of an accident to police.
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.
Agents have identified the bodily remains discovered in Piedmont earlier this week as Carla Cook Fuqua reported the Cherokee County Herald.

In science:

In this case, after the collapsed pile have grown to some thickness, it provides a sufficient cushion for the upper part to fall bodily resting on the collapsed pile.
Some simple physical facts about the collapse of the Twin Towers
The philosophy of personal identity provides the most obvious examples: viz. puzzle cases where the verdicts of proposals based on bodily properties, and those based on psychological properties, differ. (This is so even if we consider only one of [i] and [ii].
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
For [i], the tra jectories determined by “tracking” bodily properties (albeit slowly changing) and by “tracking” psychological properties (albeit slowly changing) diverge.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Many features of my brain’s physiology are susceptible to deterministic description in terms of observable causal chains (the metabolism involved in the arousal potentials triggering bodily movements, for instance, follows the usual physical conservation laws).
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
Their numerical simulations of a thread that moves bodily along the magnetic tube yield in-phase oscillations of the whole thread, so a kink-like behaviour is recovered even in the presence of flow.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations