Part of speech: noun

The physical structure or organization of a person.

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Usage examples "physique":

  1. Their men, who are of a splendid physique and considerably taller than any other tribe in Sarawak, are of a light copper colour. - "On the Equator", Harry de Windt.
  2. He had been known as a young man of promise- energetic, independent and progressive- and in addition to his political activities he had found time to write books on historical subjects, see something of life on a western ranch and develop a somewhat defective physique into an engine of physical power. - "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
  3. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the United States has taken the conservative view, that there is a difference both in physique and character between the sexes, as well as different responsibilities and a different social interest, so that it is still possible, as It has been possible in the past, to impose by law special restrictions on the contracts of women. - "Popular Law-making", Frederic Jesup Stimson.