adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
adjective satellite having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses
a physical manifestation
surrounded by tangible objects
adjective satellite according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)
a reflex response to physical stimuli
adjective satellite characterized by energetic bodily activity
a very physical dance performance
adjective satellite impelled by physical force especially against resistance
a real cop would get physical
adjective satellite concerned with material things
the physical characteristics of the earth
the physical size of a computer
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.
Labor, in the physical world, is . . . employed in putting objects in motion.
J. S. Mill.
A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere physical force.
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. "Physical philosophy."
Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.
Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative. Obs. "Physical herbs."
Sir T. North.
Is Brutus sick? and is it physical
To walk unbraced, and suck up the humors
Of the dank morning?