physique

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
  1. noun
    constitution of the human body
    synonyms: body-build, build, habitus
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    lankiness
    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
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    bodily property
    an attribute of the body
  2. noun
    alternative names for the body of a human being
    “he has a strong physique
    synonyms: anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, shape, soma
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    person
    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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