What does the word physique mean?

Usage examples for physique

  1. 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 by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. 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 by Frederic Jesup Stimson