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.

    Etymology: Borrowed from muscularis in the 17th century.

  2. muscular(Adjective)

    Brawny, having strength.

    Etymology: Borrowed from muscularis in the 17th century.

  3. muscular(Adjective)

    Having large, well-developed muscles.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musculaire. See Muscle.]

  2. Muscular(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. musculaire. See Muscle.]

  3. Muscular(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    During puberty and as a result of changing testosterone hormone balance, the growth plate weakens around the age of 12-13, making it even more sensitive to displacement or deformity, severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

  2. Professor Gao:

    There is certainly the potential for this model to help fight human diseases. The process we have been developing could help prevent muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease.

  3. Brian Eno:

    I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.

  4. Defense James Mattis:

    The Ming Dynasty appears to be their model, albeit in a more muscular manner, demanding other nations become tribute states kowtowing to Beijing.

  5. Sonia Caldas:

    The progress is slowing down the effect and giving her longevity in terms of muscular endurance, tiffany was going in [the CrossFit gym] and asking for challenges, so it was my job to come up with stuff that was hard enough for her. She’s tough!

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