brawn


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brawn

 (brôn)
n.
1. Solid and well-developed muscles, especially of the arms and legs.
2. Muscular strength and power.
3. Chiefly British The meat of a boar.
4. Headcheese.

[Middle English, muscle, from Old French braon, meat, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

brawn

(brɔːn)
n
1. strong well-developed muscles
2. physical strength, esp as opposed to intelligence
3. (Cookery) Brit a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf
[C14: from Old French braon slice of meat, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brāto, Old English brǣd flesh]

brawn

(brɔn)

n.
1. strong, well-developed muscles.
2. muscular strength.
3. Chiefly Brit.
a. a boar's or pig's flesh, esp. when pickled.
[1275–1325; Middle English brawne < Old French braon slice of flesh < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brawn - possessing muscular strength
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"

brawn

noun muscle, might, power, strength, muscles, beef (informal), flesh, vigour, robustness, muscularity, beefiness (informal), brawniness He's got plenty of brains as well as brawn.

brawn

noun
1. Solid and well-developed muscles:
Informal: beef.
2. The state or quality of being physically strong:
Translations
قوة عضليه
síla
muskelkraftmuskler
izomerõ
vöîvar; kraftar
fizinė jėgaraumenys
muskulismuskuļu spēks
telesná sila
adale kuvvetikas gücü

brawn

[brɔːn] N
1. (Brit) (Culin) → carne f en gelatina
2. (= strength) → fuerza f muscular

brawn

[ˈbrɔːn] n
(= strength) → muscle m
(= meat) → fromage m de tête

brawn

n
(Cook) → Presskopf m, → Sülze f
Muskeln pl, → Muskelkraft f; to have plenty of brawnstarke Muskeln haben, ein Muskelpaket or Muskelprotz sein (inf); he’s all brawn and no brains(er hat) Muskeln, aber kein Gehirn

brawn

[brɔːn] nmuscoli mpl (Culin) → soppressata

brawn

(broːn) noun
muscle or physical strength.
ˈbrawny adjective
References in classic literature ?
Much the same is it with many other sinewy Saxonisms of this sort, which emigrated to New-England rocks with the noble brawn of the old English emigrants in the time of the Commonwealth.
Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
But Christmas puddings, brawn, and abundance of spirituous liquors, throwing the mental originality into the channel of nightmare, are great preservatives against a dangerous spontaneity of waking thought.
The companion of the church dignitary was a man past forty, thin, strong, tall, and muscular; an athletic figure, which long fatigue and constant exercise seemed to have left none of the softer part of the human form, having reduced the whole to brawn, bones, and sinews, which had sustained a thousand toils, and were ready to dare a thousand more.
His character and appearance were brutal, nor did they belie his brawn.
Palfrey's receipt for brawn, hers being pronounced on all hands to be superior to his own--as he informed her in a very flattering letter carried by his errand-boy.
On one side was a table occupied by some chattering girls, cutting up silk and gold paper; and on the other were tressels and trays, bending under the weight of brawn and cold pies, where riotous boys were holding high revel; the whole completed by a roaring Christmas fire, which seemed determined to be heard, in spite of all the noise of the others.
Far back went the brown, right hand and then forward, lightning-like, backed by the power of giant muscles and the weight of his brawn and bone.
Kaviri battled bravely against his antagonist, for he felt that death had already claimed him, and so the least that he could do would be to sell his life as dearly as possible; but it was soon evident that his best was quite futile when pitted against the superhuman brawn and agility of the creature that at last found his throat and bent him back into the bottom of the canoe.
He saw the great sword swing through the arc of a great circle, gathering swift and terrific momentum from its own weight backed by the brawn of the steel thews that guided it; he saw it pass through the feathered skull of the Manatorian, splitting his sardonic grin in twain, and open him to the middle of his breast bone.
He was but an adult child, with the brain and brawn of a man, and the ignorance and inexperience of the new-born.
We are becoming over-civilized out of any similitude to a nation of men of blood and brawn.