Definition of Body-build
1. Noun. Constitution of the human body.
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Specialized synonyms: Lankiness, Dumpiness, Squattiness, Body Type, Somatotype
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Body-build
Literary usage of Body-build
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"... child by proper physical training and attention to bowel function need never develop an asthénie state, although he must retain his general body build. ..."
2. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"body-build runs the whole gamut of possibilities from very slender ... To be sure, within limits, body build may be influenced by food intake. ..."
3. Reading Character at Sight by Katherine M. Huntsinger Blackford (1918)
"Energy, indicated by convexity, balanced type of body build, elastic flesh, masculine proportions, wide head, blond color and intense expression. ..."
4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Due to lower consumption the influence of ethanol and smoking on body build is smaller in females than in males. (Auth. Abs.) 91-4245. King, JW; Taylor, EM; ..."
5. The People by J. L. Angel (1971)
"BODY BUILD AND POSTURE Like Classical and modern Greeks, the Lerna people were relatively robust and stocky, rather than slender, and they show the hip, ..."
6. Health and Disease in Relation to Marriage and the Married State by Hermann Senator, Siegfried Kaminer (1905)
"There are homosexual men who are like women not only in their moral character, but who present also resemblances to the female body-build, fi a development ..."
7. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"There exists, however, one unquestionable difference in body build between the European and Hawaiian peoples. This is the difference in body weight, ..."