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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.
  • n. : The trained muscular structure of a person's body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Physical structure or organization, especially of a human being.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. alternative names for the body of a human being
  • n. constitution of the human body

Etymologies

French, physical, physique, from Latin physicus, of nature, from Greek phusikos, from phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French physique. (Wiktionary)

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