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

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Doumbouya's length, activity and physique leap off the screen in the highlight reels from his season playing professionally in France. Ben Golliver, courant.com, "2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?," 18 June 2019 Doumbouya’s length, activity and physique leap off the screen in the highlight reels from his season playing professionally in France. Ben Golliver, The Denver Post, "2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?," 18 June 2019 The two men have surface similarities that go beyond their wildly muscular physiques. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Luke Parker Is The New Chad Johnson — But Even Worse," 20 June 2019 Mic Roessler, football coach and art teacher at Brebeuf, encouraged her to research the condition and her physique. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Meet Semira Killebrew — the fastest teenage girl in Indiana history," 20 June 2019 After Pierce walked on the field to warm up Tuesday, Harbaugh took one look at his bulging physique and deemed him unfit to participate. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ OTAs and minicamp," 14 June 2019 Still, fans on boxing websites and sports talk shows mocked Ruiz because of his physique. Deepti Hajela, The Denver Post, "Historic Andy Ruiz boxing win jolts elation among Mexican Americans," 5 June 2019 Tim shared photos from his adventures that show off his impressive catches as well as his physique. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Tim McGraw Just Showed Off His Abs in a Shirtless Beach Photo," 28 May 2019 His physique is statuesque: 6 foot 3, big shoulders, little joints, cover-model muscles. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "The Physics—and Physicality—of Extreme Juggling," 17 May 2018

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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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physique

noun

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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