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Muscle vs. Muscular

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Musclenoun

(uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.

‘Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.’;

Muscularadjective

Of, relating to, or connected with muscles.

Musclenoun

(countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.

Muscularadjective

Brawny, thewy, having strength.

Musclenoun

A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.

Muscularadjective

Having large, well-developed muscles.

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Musclenoun

Strength, force.

Muscularadjective

(figurative) Strong, robust.

Musclenoun

Hired strongmen or bodyguards.

Muscularadjective

Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber.

‘Great muscular strength, accompanied by much awkwardness.’;

Muscleverb

To use force to make progress, especially physical force.

‘He muscled his way through the crowd.’;

Muscularadjective

Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.

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Musclenoun

An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.

Muscularadjective

Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm.

Musclenoun

Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.

Muscularadjective

of or relating to or consisting of muscle;

‘muscular contraction’;

Musclenoun

See Mussel.

Muscularadjective

having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer

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Musclenoun

An essential part of something; as, budget cuts have gone beyond the fat and are cutting into the muscle of the government.

Muscularadjective

having or suggesting great physical power or force;

‘the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony’;

Musclenoun

Bodyguards or other persons hired to provide protection or commit violence; as, he doesn't go out without his muscle along.

Muscularadjective

(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful;

‘a hefty athlete’; ‘a muscular boxer’; ‘powerful arms’;

Muscleverb

To compel by threat of force; as, they muscled the shopkeeper into paying protection money.

Muscleverb

To moved by human force; as, to muscle the piano onto the truck.

Musclenoun

one of the contractile organs of the body

Musclenoun

animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

Musclenoun

a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;

‘the druglord had his muscleman to protect him’;

Musclenoun

authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);

‘the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign’;

Musclenoun

muscular strength

Muscleverb

make one's way by force;

‘He muscled his way into the office’;

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