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

  • adj. Having no body or form; incorporeal.
  • adj. Being disembodied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. disembodied; without a body; separated from the body

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no material body; incorporeal.
  • Freed from the body; disembodied.

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

  • adj. not having a material body
  • adj. having no body


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  • Here again the icon serves to limn the artifice of time, drawing to this one still point a broad synaxis of the blessed, including some whose souls unbodied have preceded her to Paradise.

    Scott Cairns: The Dormition of the Mother of God

  • More slowly than otherwise, this long sighing inscription offers the deathless poet, unbodied, to the realm of immortality, where some may feel his power as much "as we" ... as we did, as we do.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Then we were out over open earth, bone brown and deep in shadow, and we hung in the soft air, balanced in some unbodied lull, with a measure of creation spilling past.


  • Save breath of one unsouled, unbodied, could he see.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • My plans for Hamish had been vaguely incorporeal: I had imagined him following me around, unbodied, free of want, but as soon as we arrived Lisa had placed him implacably under her own jurisdiction, like an empire appropriating a small, suitable colony. — from In the Fold, by Rachel Cusk (Little, Brown)

    A Close Read

  • He probably just associates the Spectre in his unbodied state with his original host.

    Week 27: Midnight in the Garden of Forking Paths

  • A gleam of light through crystal glows, a rainbow leaps, unbodied, a newborn spirit in the light.

    Poetic Scrawls

  • Oh, Ahab! what shall be grand in thee, it must needs be plucked at from the skies, and dived for in the deep, and featured in the unbodied air!

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • I never considered that shaded areas might be doors to the underworld, through which legions of the unbodied slipped in and out at pleasure.


  • Material mass cannot blend into other material mass: unbodied beings are not under this bodily limitation; their separation is solely that of otherness, of differentiation; in the absence of otherness, it is similars mutually present.

    The Six Enneads.


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