- of, in, by, or to the body
Origin of bodilyMiddle English bodilich ; from bodi, body
- in person; in the flesh: to be present bodily
- as a single body; in entirety
- as a single group; as one unit
- Of, relating to, or belonging to the body.
- Physical as opposed to mental or spiritual: bodily welfare.
- In the flesh; in person: bodily but not mentally present.
- As a complete physical entity: carried the child bodily from the room.
(comparative more bodily, superlative most bodily)
- In or by the body; physically.
- He was thrown bodily out of the house.
body + -ly