HyperDic: physical

English > 7 senses of the word physical:
ADJECTIVEallphysicalinvolving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
pertphysicalrelating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy
allphysicalhaving substance or material existence
allphysicalaccording with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)
allphysicalcharacterized by energetic bodily activity
allphysical, forcible, strong-armimpelled by physical force especially against resistance
allphysicalconcerned with material things
physical > pronunciation
Soundsfih'zihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInvolving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit.
Examples
  • "physical exercise"
  • "physical suffering"
  • "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
Narroweranimal, carnal, fleshly, sensualMarked by the appetites and passions of the body
bodily, corporal, corporeal, somaticaffecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
materialconcerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
personalintimately concerning a person's body or physical being
physiologic, physiologicalOf or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
somatogenic, somatogeneticOf or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin
OppositementalInvolving the mind or an intellectual process
Spanishfísica, físico
Catalanfísic
Nounsphysicalitypreoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
physicalnessthe quality of being physical
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics.
Examples
  • "physical sciences"
  • "physical laws"
Spanishfísico
Catalanfísic
Nounsphysicsthe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Adverbsphysicallyin accord / accord with physical laws
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses.
Example"a physical manifestation"
Broadermaterialderived from or composed of matter
Spanishfísico, sustancial, tangible, tocable
Catalanfísic, substancial, tangible
Nounsphysicalnessthe quality of being physical
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningaccording with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter).
Example"a reflex response to physical stimuli"
BroadernaturalExisting in or in conformity with nature or the observable world
Spanishfísico
Catalanfísic
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacterized by energetic bodily activity.
Example"a very physical dance performance"
Broaderenergeticpossessing or exerting or displaying energy
Spanishfísico
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaningimpelled by physical force especially against resistance.
Example "a real cop would get physical"
Synonymsforcible, strong-arm
BroaderforcefulCharacterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
Spanishfísico, forzado
English > physical: 7 senses > adjective 7
Meaningconcerned with material things.
Examples
  • "physical properties"
  • "the physical characteristics of the earth"
  • "the physical size of a computer"
Broadermaterialderived from or composed of matter
Spanishfísico
Catalanfísic
Nounsphysicalnessthe quality of being physical

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