1. [ adjective ] involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

"physical exercise" "physical suffering" "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"

Related terms: mental bodily animal personal material somatogenetic physiological
2. [ adjective ] having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses
Synonyms: touchable tangible

"a physical manifestation" "surrounded by tangible objects"

Related terms: material
3. [ adjective ] (physics) relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics

"physical sciences" "physical laws"

Related terms: physics
4. [ adjective ] according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)

"a reflex response to physical stimuli"

Related terms: natural
5. [ adjective ] (sport) characterized by energetic bodily activity
Synonyms: active

"tennis is an active sport" "a very physical dance performance"

Related terms: energetic
6. [ adjective ] impelled by physical force especially against resistance
Synonyms: strong-arm forcible

"forcible entry" "a real cop would get physical" "strong-arm tactics"

Related terms: forceful
7. [ adjective ] concerned with material things

"physical properties" "the physical characteristics of the earth" "the physical size of a computer"

Related terms: material
Similar spelling:   physically