Definition of Physique

1. Noun. Constitution of the human body.

Exact synonyms: Body-build, Build, Habitus
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Specialized synonyms: Lankiness, Dumpiness, Squattiness, Body Type, Somatotype



2. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

Definition of Physique

1. n. The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.

Definition of Physique

1. Noun. The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person. ¹

2. Noun. (bodybuilding): The trained muscular structure of a person's body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Physique

1. the form or structure of the body [n -S]

Medical Definition of Physique

1. The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person. "With his white hair and splendid physique." (Mrs. Stowe) Origin: F. See Physic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Physique

physiopathology
physiophilosophy
physiophyly
physiopsychic
physiopyrexia
physios
physiosemeiosis
physiosophy
physiotherapeutic
physiotherapies
physiotherapist
physiotherapists
physiotherapy
physiotope
physiotopes
physique (current term)
physiqued
physiques
physis
physisorbed
physisorped
physisorption
physisorptions
physitian
physitians
physiurgy
physnomy
physo-
physocele
physocephaly

Literary usage of Physique

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"GOFIO: FOOD AND physique. Br C. FAYETTE TAYLOR, MD ON a recent visit to the Canary Islands, one of the first things to attract my notice was the good ..."

2. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects Throughout the by William W. Sanger (1876)
"Age and Nativity of Prostitutes.—The Hamburger Berg and its Women.—physique, Peculiarities, and Diseases of Prostitutes.—Dress.—Food.—Intellectual Capacity. ..."

3. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"We believe that the country which is the first to promote the scientific study and culture of the national physique will thereby obtain an immense advantage ..."

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