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. John Ruskin:

    Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.

  2. David Harris:

    They all have different goals and objectives based on their interests and health status. But if I were to pick a common thread it is the following: the need to de-stress through workouts that challenge their neurological, cardiovascular and muscular systems, popular trends are self-limiting exercises, ones that you can use your body as leverage and resistance against yourself.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Walter Koch:

    We saw active reversal of ventricular function, reverse remodeling, heart chambers actually got smaller and more muscular, and stoppage of fibrosis that limits the stiffness of the heart.

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. reassuring
    • B. frantic
    • C. noninvasive
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