Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no body, form, or substance; incorporeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking a body; incorporeal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no body.
  • adj. Without material form; incorporeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no body or material form; incorporeal: as, “phantoms bodiless and vain,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no trunk or main part
  • adj. not having a material body

Etymologies

body +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you wish to free yourself from birth and death, you must become bodiless, that is, non-physical.

    Decoding Your Destiny

  • These reflections kept away the thought and fear of the "bodiless," and she passed the kirkyard without being mindful of their proximity; the coming wedding, and the inevitable changes it would bring, filling her heart with all kinds of maternal anxieties, which in solitude would not be put aside for all the promised pride and _éclat_ of the event.

    A Knight of the Nets

  • a kind of bodiless creature with just a brain and a human heart, the ghost of an old soldier, far away from the sphere of poor passions and little jealousies.

    The Red Planet

  • But fiction ... when I say secrecy, I mean not only the long, long immersion in privacy and isolation, and the wooing of phantoms out of the air, but those bodiless concealments and disclosures of language that lurk in certain turns of dialogue, or the turn of an eye, or a hand, or a shaft of sky.

    An Interview With Cynthia Ozick

  • As a spectator, to be positioned by the camera above, beside and amid the dancers of Bausch's Wuppertal troupe is not unlike floating bodiless through more solid phantoms.

    Berlin film festival – review

  • “Perhaps because you are, at this moment, bodiless.”

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Sadashiva was a nirkaya, which literally means "bodiless yogi."

    Sadhguru: Suffering Is Your Creation

  • The glowing greenish gauze was in a ferment, bubbling, uprearing, downfalling, and tentatively thrusting huge bodiless hands into the upper ether.

    CHAPTER 18

  • Elsewhere in the universe, people collect children from their parents with promises of virtual heaven, then ship them off via a superdense datalink as bodiless intelligences, to spin code in the software farms of space.

    In Brief: Science Fiction

  • Once I had experienced what it feels like to recognize myself as a sphere of aware light in the bodiless state, I found I had become sensitive enough to perceive myself as that same sphere of communion here with a body.

    William Horden: Near Death Experience: Journey Of Two Souls

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