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PHYSIQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does physique mean? 

PHYSIQUE (noun)
  The noun PHYSIQUE has 2 senses:

1. constitution of the human body
2. alternative names for the body of a human being

  Familiarity information: PHYSIQUE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHYSIQUE (noun)


Sense 1physique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constitution of the human body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

body-build; build; physique; habitus

Hypernyms ("physique" is a kind of...):

bodily property (an attribute of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "physique"):

lankiness (a tall and thin physique)

dumpiness; squattiness (a short and stout physique)

body type; somatotype (a category of physique)


Sense 2physique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alternative names for the body of a human being

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

material body; chassis; physical body; bod; human body; physique; flesh; figure; build; anatomy; frame; shape; soma; form

Context examples:

Leonardo studied the human body / he has a strong physique / the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Hypernyms ("physique" is a kind of...):

body; organic structure; physical structure (the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "physique"):

male body (the body of a male human being)

adult body (the body of an adult human being)

juvenile body (the body of a young person)

person (a human body (usually including the clothing))

female body (the body of a female human being)

Holonyms ("physique" is a part of...):

homo; human; human being; man (any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage)

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


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