A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
Amount; quantity; extent.
Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.
Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
A small, hard particle; a grain.
A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.
Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.
The soft part of bread.
To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread.
A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.
A spot; a streak; a speckle.
To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.
A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
A tine, prong, or fork.
An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.