see also: Bodily
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɑdɪli/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɒdɪli/


  1. Of, relating to, or concerning the body.
    His bodily deficiencies were a heavy burden to him.
  2. Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal.
    • You are a mere spirit, and have no knowledge of the bodily part of us.
  3. Real; actual; put into execution.
    • c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      Be brought to bodily act.
Synonyms Translations Adverb

bodily (not comparable)

  1. In bodily#Adjective|bodily form; physically, corporally.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Colossians 2:9 ↗:
      For in him dwelleth all the fulneſſe of the Godhead bodily.
  2. Pertaining to the whole body or mass; wholly.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House:
      The papering of one side of the room had dropped down bodily, with fragments of plaster adhering to it, and almost blocked up the door.
  3. Forcefully, vigorously.
    He was thrown bodily out of the house.
  • bodyaciously (obsolete, dialect, rare)
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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