Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “physical”

physical

adjective  /ˈfɪz·ɪ·kəl/ us  

physical adjective (BODY)

connected with the body: physical strength/disabilities She tries to keep herself in good physical condition.

physical adjective (MATERIAL)

existing as or connected with things that can be seen or touched: The physical dimensions of the theater are smaller than I thought.

physical adjective (PHYSICS)

connected with physics
(Definition of physical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of physical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “physical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More