physique

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physique constitution of the human body
    • n physique alternative names for the body of a human being "Leonardo studied the human body","he has a strong physique","the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Physique The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person. "With his white hair and splendid physique ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n physique Physical structure or organization, especially of a human being.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Physique fiz-ēk′ the physical structure or natural constitution of a person.
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Quotations

  • Christopher Isherwood
    Christopher Isherwood
    “Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Physic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The race has a fine physique, with great physical endurance.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
The girl's splendid physique, her athletic tendencies, her endurance and pluck, compelled Jock's masculine admiration.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
In looking at them closely, I noticed that they possessed most magnificent physiques.
"Born Again" by Alfred Lawson
All that is required for that is a strong physique and determination.
"The Head Voice and Other Problems" by D. A. Clippinger
I have seen no battalion with their physique and few with their discipline.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
Lord Sackville had the reputation of being a good fencer, but in point of physique there was no comparison between the combatants.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
It was well that the distance was not great, for even his excitement was hardly adequate to sustain Clenk's failing physique.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
They are described, however, as singularly un-Papuan in physique, being only 5 ft. 2 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
This is true of physique, of mind, and of character.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
All these were impressed with the physique and high spirits of our men.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
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In news:

Get a Fighter's Physique : Workout VIII.
Get a Fighter's Physique : Workout VII.
This skinny student made fitness a passion and carved out a serious physique.
It also includes maintaining skin health, a fit physique and a bright, white smile.
Never quite had the physique to play college ball.
Kate Middleton 's little sis put her fit physique to good use for the 88th Vasaloppet Cross Country Ski Marathon in Sweden.
Jon Hamm Bares Rugged Physique Filming Mad Men.
0Before beefing up for his role in New Moon, Lautner showed off his impressive, trim physique.
Before beefing up for his role in New Moon, Lautner showed off his impressive, trim physique.
It wasn't about failing health for this army recruit, it was about making his dream physique a reality.
Marc Jacobs's svelte physique is not the result of his skills in the kitchen.
With its flocks worshiping at the altar of mass consumption and parading surgically enhanced physiques, the only salvation might be a frosty beer at Zeke's Roadhouse.
Physiques, China and Aly Raisman's parents.
I have had hundreds of guys pose for me and then ask me if they have potential to build a good physique.
At 45, McGraw puts men half his age to shame with that physique.
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In science:

In ´Ecole d’ ´Et ´e de Physique des Houches, Session , pages 331 –394.
Convergence of clock processes in random environments and ageing in the p-spin SK model
Physique 2007-36 has supported the work of OD and our collaboration with L.
The cavity method for quantum disordered systems: from transverse random field ferromagnets to directed polymers in random media
Informe técnico, Université de Genéve, Département de Physique Théorique, 2005.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Eynard, Bertrand, Random Matrices, lecture notes, Institut de Physique Th´eorique, Saclay, Fall 2000.
Eigenvalues and Singular Values of Products of Rectangular Gaussian Random Matrices (The Extended Version)
D´epartment de Physique Th´eorique, Universit´e de Gen`eve, 24 Quai E.
de Sitter Galileon
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