Physique is a word used to describe the form or shape of the human body. If you have a buff physique, you’re in great shape. Well done.

Physique, pronounced "fiz-eek,” is from French for “physical.” Someone with a muscular physique has been getting physical in the gym. Everyone has a physique (except ghosts) but the word often refers to a muscular or well-sculpted body. Sometimes people who train for events like marathons or body-building competitions like to take pictures of their physiques before and after.

Definitions of physique

n constitution of the human body

body-build, build, habitus
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a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness
a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype
a category of physique
asthenic type, ectomorphy
slender, weak, and lightweight
endomorphy, pyknic type
round, fat, and heavy
athletic type, mesomorphy
muscular and big-boned
Type of:
bodily property
an attribute of the body

n alternative names for the body of a human being

“he has a strong physique
anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, shape, soma
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a human body (usually including the clothing)
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
child's body
the body of a human child
adult female body, woman's body
the body of an adult woman
adult male body, man's body
the body of an adult man
Type of:
body, organic structure, physical structure
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

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