from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
- n. One that embodies: "The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history” ( Woodrow Wilson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a physical entity typifying an abstraction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
- n. That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Investment with or manifestation through an animate body; incarnation; bodily presentation: as, metempsychosis is the supposed embodiment of previously existing souls in new forms; she is an embodiment of all the virtues.
- n. A bringing into or presentation in or through a form; formal expression or manifestation; formulation: as, the embodiment of principles in a treatise.
- n. Collection or formation into an aggregate body; organization; an aggregate whole; incorporation; concentration: as, the embodiment of troops into battalions, brigades, divisions, etc.; the embodiment of a country's laws.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a new personification of a familiar idea
- n. a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
- n. giving concrete form to an abstract concept
From embody + -ment. (Wiktionary)