What does muscular mean?

Definitions for muscular
ˈmʌs kyə lərmus·cu·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. muscular(adj)

    of or relating to or consisting of muscle

    "muscular contraction"

  2. mesomorphic, muscular(adj)

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

  3. muscular(adj)

    having or suggesting great physical power or force

    "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy(adj)

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

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"


  1. muscular(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or connected with muscles.

  2. muscular(Adjective)

    Brawny, having strength.

  3. muscular(Adjective)

    Having large, well-developed muscles.

  4. Origin: Borrowed from muscularis in the 17th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muscular(adj)

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

  2. Muscular(adj)

    performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles

  3. Muscular(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. musculaire. See Muscle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muscular

    mus′kū-lar, adj. pertaining to a muscle: consisting of muscles: having strong muscles: brawny: strong: vigorous.—n. Muscular′ity, state of being muscular.—adv. Mus′cularly.—adjs. Musculocutā′neous, muscular and cutaneous—of certain nerves; Mus′culous, sinewy.—Muscular Christianity, a phrase humorously applied to that vigorous combination of Christian living with devotion to athletic enjoyments associated with Charles Kingsley and his admirers (the name was, however, repudiated by him); Muscular excitability, the contracting property of a muscle; Muscular pile, a voltaic battery employed in biological experiments; Muscular system, the whole of the muscular tissue of a body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscular in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of muscular in a Sentence

  1. Jia Haolong:

    A lot of people have asked me why their salad was not delivered by muscular Western models today.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    It’s a perfect storm of isolationism, muscular nationalism, with a dash of pragmatism and realism.

  3. Niki Caro:

    It’s a big, girlie martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.

  4. Fernando Meirelles:

    Athens was about the classics, Beijing was grandiose and muscular, London was smart, and ours - ours will be cool.

  5. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    Severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

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