Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking a body; incorporeal.

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

  • adjective having no trunk or main part
  • adjective not having a material body

Etymologies

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body +‎ -less

Examples

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

    Decoding Your Destiny

  • 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

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

    Sadhguru: Suffering Is Your Creation

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

    Sadhguru: Suffering Is Your Creation

  • 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

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

    Sadhguru: Suffering Is Your Creation

  • 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

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