physique

noun phy·sique \ fə-ˈzēk \

Definition of physique

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

Examples of physique in a Sentence

  1. she had a well-toned physique

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Origin and Etymology of physique

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

physique Synonyms

Synonyms
build, constitution, figure, form, frame, habit, shape
Related Words
anatomy, structure

PHYSIQUE Defined for English Language Learners

physique

noun

Definition of physique for English Language Learners

  • : the size and shape of a person's body


PHYSIQUE Defined for Kids

physique

noun phy·sique \ fə-ˈzēk \

Definition of physique for Students

:the size and shape of a person's body

Medical Dictionary

physique

noun phy·sique \ fə-ˈzēk \

medical Definition of physique

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


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