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phy·sique

 (fĭ-zēk′)
n.
The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance: "a short man with ... the physique of a swimmer" (John le Carré).

[French, physical, physique, from Latin physicus, of nature, from Greek phusikos, from phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

phy·siqued′ adj.

physique

(fɪˈziːk)
n
the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc
[C19: via French, from physique (adj) natural, from Latin physicus physical]

phy•sique

(fɪˈzik)

n.
bodily structure, proportions, appearance, and development.
[1820–30; < French < Latin physicus]

physique

physics
1. 'physique'

Your physique (/fɪziːk/) is the shape and size of your body.

...a good-looking lad with a fine physique.
2. 'physics'

You do not use 'physique ' to refer to the scientific study of such things as heat, light, sound, and electricity. The word you use is physics (/fɪzɪks/).

...nuclear physics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physique - constitution of the human bodyphysique - constitution of the human body  
bodily property - an attribute of the body
lankiness - a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness - a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype - a category of physique
2.physique - alternative names for the body of a human beingphysique - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being

physique

noun build, form, body, figure, shape, structure, make-up, frame, constitution He has the physique and energy of a man half his age.

physique

noun
The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
Translations
بُنْيَه، تَكوين الجِسْم
konstituce
fysiklegemsbygning
fizikum
líkamsbygging
ķermeņa uzbūvemiesas būve

physique

[fɪˈziːk] Nfísico m

physique

[fɪˈziːk] n (= build) → physique m

physique

nKörperbau m, → Statur f; to be small in physiquevon kleiner Statur sein

physique

[fɪˈziːk] nfisico

physique

(fiˈziːk) noun
the structure of a person's body. He has a poor/powerful physique.

phy·sique

n. físico, presencia, figura.

physique

n físico
References in classic literature ?
She was already old, with a ravaged countenance and a physique curiously hard and stiff.
The charm of Edna Pontellier's physique stole insensibly upon you.
Indeed, could our readers fancy a bull-dog come unto man's estate, and walking about in a hat and coat, they would have no unapt idea of the general style and effect of his physique.
The king was greatly admired, because of his grand physique, but his kingly style was against him, and he wasn't salable; nobody wanted that kind of a slave.
Tom did his humble comrade these various ill turns partly out of native viciousness, and partly because he hated him for his superiorities of physique and pluck, and for his manifold cleverness.
He was enchained by certain superstitious impressions in regard to the dwelling which he tenanted, and whence, for many years, he had never ventured forth--in regard to an influence whose supposititious force was conveyed in terms too shadowy here to be re-stated--an influence which some peculiarities in the mere form and substance of his family mansion, had, by dint of long sufferance, he said, obtained over his spirit--an effect which the physique of the grey walls and turrets, and of the dim tarn into which they all looked down, had, at length, brought about upon the morale of his existence.
To be held paralyzed, with one's back toward some horrible and unknown danger from the very sound of which the ferocious Apache warriors turn in wild stampede, as a flock of sheep would madly flee from a pack of wolves, seems to me the last word in fearsome predicaments for a man who had ever been used to fighting for his life with all the energy of a powerful physique.
His stature and physique were, for an ape, awe inspiring.
Well," responded Porthos, "you may imagine, with the physique with which nature has endowed me, I am not in want of good luck.
But I thoroughly disliked my own physique and nothing but the belief that it was a condition of poetic genius would have reconciled me to it.
It was enough to feel the seduction of her native intelligence and of her splendid physique.
They are cold, slim, sexless; the physique is not generous, not abundant; it is only the drapery, the skirts and furbelows (that is, I mean in the young lady who has her mother) that are abundant.