What does MUSCLE mean?

Definitions for MUSCLE
ˈmʌs əlMUSCLE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. muscle, musculusnoun

    one of the contractile organs of the body

  2. muscle, muscular tissuenoun

    animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

  3. muscleman, musclenoun

    a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard

    "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"

  4. 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"

  5. brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftinessverb

    possessing muscular strength

  6. muscleverb

    make one's way by force

    "He muscled his way into the office"

GCIDE

  1. Musclenoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. musculus a muscle, a little mouse, dim. of mus a mouse. See Mouse, and cf. sense 3 (below).]

  2. muscleverb

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

  3. muscleverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. musclenoun

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

    Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.

    Etymology: From muscle, from musculus, because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from μῦς. Cognate with mus. More at mouse.

  2. musclenoun

    An organ composed of muscle tissue.

    The muscles in his legs strained under the load.

    Etymology: From muscle, from musculus, because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from μῦς. Cognate with mus. More at mouse.

  3. musclenoun

    Strength.

    It took a lot of muscle to move the boulders.

    Etymology: From muscle, from musculus, because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from μῦς. Cognate with mus. More at mouse.

  4. musclenoun

    Hired strongmen or bodyguards.

    Etymology: From muscle, from musculus, because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from μῦς. Cognate with mus. More at mouse.

  5. muscleverb

    To use force to make progress, especially physical force.

    He muscled his way through the crowd.

    Etymology: From muscle, from musculus, because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from μῦς. Cognate with mus. More at mouse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musclenoun

    an organ which, by its contraction, produces motion

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. musculus a muscle, a little mouse, dim. of mus a mouse. See Mouse, and cf. sense 3 (below).]

  2. Musclenoun

    the contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. musculus a muscle, a little mouse, dim. of mus a mouse. See Mouse, and cf. sense 3 (below).]

  3. Musclenoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. musculus a muscle, a little mouse, dim. of mus a mouse. See Mouse, and cf. sense 3 (below).]

  4. Musclenoun

    see Mussel

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. musculus a muscle, a little mouse, dim. of mus a mouse. See Mouse, and cf. sense 3 (below).]

Freebase

  1. Muscle

    Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals. Muscle cells contain protein filaments that slide past one another, producing a contraction that changes both the length and the shape of the cell. Muscles function to produce force and motion. They are primarily responsible for maintenance of and changes in posture, locomotion of the organism itself, as well as movement of internal organs, such as the contraction of the heart and movement of food through the digestive system via peristalsis. Muscle tissues are derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells in a process known as myogenesis. There are three types of muscle; classified as skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscles. These types of muscles are split down into two more different classifications: voluntary and involuntary. Cardiac and smooth muscle contraction muscles occur without conscious thought and are thought to be essential for survival. Muscles are predominantly powered by the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates, but anaerobic chemical reactions are also used, particularly by fast twitch fibers. These chemical reactions produce adenosine triphosphate molecules which are used to power the movement of the myosin heads.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muscle

    mus′l, n. an animal tissue consisting of bundles of fibres through whose contractility bodily movement is effected, the fibres of the voluntary muscles being striped, those of the involuntary (of intestinal canal, blood-vessels, and of skin) unstriped.—adj. Mus′cled, supplied with muscles.—ns. Mus′cle-read′ing, the interpretation of slight involuntary muscular movements; Mus′cling, the delineation of muscles, as in a picture; Musculā′tion, the arrangement of muscles of a body; Musculos′ity.—adj. Mus′culous, pertaining to muscle: full of muscles, strong. [Fr.,—L. musculus, dim. of mus, a mouse, a muscle.]

Editors Contribution

  1. muscle

    A type of organ and matter within the body of an animal or human being.

    Muscles are a vital part of the human body.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Muscle

    the fleshy fibres of the insect body that serve to move the appendages and other body organs.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUSCLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4156

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUSCLE' in Nouns Frequency: #1156

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUSCLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUSCLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of MUSCLE in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Marsh:

    Since he’s been on this new drug, the main side effect is muscle cramping, and that’s just something almost a normal person would experience with some of the things he does, but he seems to do a good job of dialing back the intensity when [the muscle cramps] come back.

  2. Roozbeh Jafari:

    We decode the muscle activities we are capturing from the wrist. Some of it is coming from the fingers indirectly because if I happen to keep my fist like this versus this, the muscle activation is going to be a little different.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There is no pleasure in flying to the top! The pleasure is climbing up there step by step, feeling every single muscle!

  4. David Reinkensmeyer:

    Over the last 20 years, there’s been increasing realization that the brain can reorganize itself, so damaged areas can repair and find new ways to communicate with muscle.

  5. Robert Haas:

    That supplied two-thirds, or [about] 65 percent, of her heart muscle with blood. That much was deprived.

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