What does physical mean?

Definitions for physical
ˈfɪz ɪ kəlphys·i·cal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word physical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. physical(adj)

    involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

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

  2. physical(adj)

    relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics

    "physical sciences"; "physical laws"

  3. physical(adj)

    having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses

    "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects"

  4. physical(adj)

    according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)

    "a reflex response to physical stimuli"

  5. physical(adj)

    characterized by energetic bodily activity

    "a very physical dance performance"

  6. forcible, physical, strong-arm(adj)

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

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

  7. physical(adj)

    concerned with material things

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

Wiktionary

  1. physical(Noun)

    Physical examination.

    How long has it been since your last physical?

  2. physical(Adjective)

    Having to do with the body.

    Are you feeling any physical effects?

  3. physical(Adjective)

    Having to do with the material world.

    It's not so much a physical place as a state of mind.

  4. physical(Adjective)

    Involving bodily force.

    This team plays a very physical game, so watch out.

  5. physical(Adjective)

    Having to do with physics.

    This substance has a number of interesting physical properties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physical(adj)

    of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man

  2. Physical(adj)

    of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws

  3. Physical(adj)

    perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral

  4. Physical(adj)

    of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative

Freebase

  1. Physical

    "Physical" is a song by pop singer Olivia Newton-John, released in September 1981. The song was an immediate success, shipping 2 million copies in the United States, being certified Platinum, and spending 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, ultimately becoming Newton-John's biggest American hit. The song reached number 7 on the UK chart in November. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and won the Billboard Award for Top Pop Single. "Physical" went on to become the biggest-selling single of the entire decade in the US. The song was written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick, and produced by Newton-John's longtime collaborator John Farrar. The songwriters actually wrote the song for a man. He was going to offer it to Rod Stewart but Olivia grabbed it instead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Physical

    fiz′ik-al, adj. pertaining to nature or to natural objects: pertaining to material things: of or pertaining to natural philosophy: known to the senses: pertaining to the body.—n. Phys′icalist, one who thinks that human thought and action are determined by the physical organisation.—adv. Phys′ically.—ns. Phys′icism (-sizm), belief in the material or physical as opposed to the spiritual; Phys′icist (-sist), a student of nature: one versed in physics: a natural philosopher: one who believes that life is merely a form of physical energy.—Physical astronomy, an account of the causes of the motions of the heavenly bodies; Physical education, training of the bodily powers by exercise; Physical examination, an examination of the bodily state of a person; Physical force, force applied outwardly to the body, as distinguished from persuasion, &c.; Physical geography, an account of the state of the earth in its natural condition—its mountain-chains, ocean-currents, distribution of plants and animals, conditions of climate, &c.; Physical truth, the agreement of thought with what exists in nature; Physical world, the world of matter. [Gr. physikosphysis, nature.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'physical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1032

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'physical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2342

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'physical' in Adjectives Frequency: #129

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physical in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of physical in a Sentence

  1. David Nichols:

    If ever there was a moment to wake up to the mental, as well as the physical, devastation caused by flooding, it is now.

  2. Georges Benjamin:

    We know that ZIP code matters, we know very clearly that things such as educational attainment, access and utilization of things like tobacco, physical inactivity, nutrition, the location of if they have access to things like grocery stores, all those things matter at the county level and at the local level.

  3. Ruth Feldman:

    Maternal deprivation during the critical post-birth period carries detrimental long term effects for all mammalian young, provision of the mother’s physical proximity can counter some of the adverse side effects of premature birth.

  4. Melina Jampolis:

    In addition, we know that regular physical activity, stress management and adequate sleep improves blood sugar control.

  5. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott:

    They had no problems with the physical part, i’m the one who had a problem with it.

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