physique

noun
phy·​sique | \ fə-ˈzēk How to pronounce physique (audio) \

Definition of physique

: the form or structure of a person's body : bodily makeup

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Examples of physique in a Sentence

she had a well-toned physique
Recent Examples on the Web That feminist sensibility apparently extends to more than a few sequences featuring a shirtless (and sometimes pants-less) Page, showing off his studly physique. oregonlive, "‘Bridgerton’: A deliciously gifted, diverse cast delivers a smart, sexy period romance (review)," 22 Dec. 2020 Hiking up a mountain is hard enough, but if your gear doesn’t fit your physique, the journey is even harder. Stan Horaczek And Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The 8 most exciting sports and outdoor products of 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 And if trainers promise you that their exercise programs will make a huge difference in your physique? Washington Post, "Personal trainer certification: What to look for when hiring an instructor," 2 Dec. 2020 Hiking up a mountain is hard enough, but if your gear doesn’t fit your physique, the journey is even harder. Stan Horaczek And Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The 8 most exciting sports and outdoor products of 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 Garland, who weighs 186 pounds, glowed Thursday morning when a reporter asked about his growing shoulders and impressive new physique. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Inside Darius Garland’s offseason transformation: ‘I’m trying to grow into a grown man’s body’," 4 Dec. 2020 Before Phoenix entered the bubble, Williams noticed a change in Jerome’s physique as Jerome hit the weights during the temporary shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, "Former Phoenix Suns guard Ty Jerome excited about fresh start with OKC Thunder," 7 Dec. 2020 Hiking up a mountain is hard enough, but if your gear doesn’t fit your physique, the journey is even harder. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2020," 1 Dec. 2020 Elegance is perceived in Trump’s physique, because this is a country that despite all of its verbiage about body positivity and inclusivity still measures all female bodies against the sort in which Trump moves through life. Washington Post, "Melania Trump made herself into a symbol; her admirers filled it with meaning," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of physique

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physique

French, from physique physical, bodily, from Latin physicus of nature, from Greek physikos

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The first known use of physique was in 1804

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10 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Physique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physique. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for physique

physique

noun
How to pronounce physique (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of physique

: the size and shape of a person's body

physique

noun
phy·​sique | \ fə-ˈzēk How to pronounce physique (audio) \

Kids Definition of physique

: the size and shape of a person's body

physique

noun
phy·​sique | \ fə-ˈzēk How to pronounce physique (audio) \

Medical Definition of physique

: the form or structure of a person's body : bodily makeup a muscular physique

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