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mus·cu·lar

 (mŭs′kyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction.
2. Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build.
3. Having or suggesting great forcefulness, especially at the expense of subtlety: muscular reasoning that does not bother with the finer points; muscular advocacy groups.

[From Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.]

mus′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
mus′cu·lar·ly adv.
Synonyms: muscular, brawny, burly, sinewy
These adjectives mean strong and powerfully built: a muscular build; brawny arms; a burly stevedore; a lean and sinewy frame.

muscular

(ˈmʌskjʊlə) or

musculous

adj
1. (Physiology) having well-developed muscles; brawny
2. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
[C17: from New Latin muscularis, from musculus muscle]
muscularity n
ˈmuscularly adv

mus•cu•lar

(ˈmʌs kyə lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to muscle or the muscles.
2. dependent on or affected by the muscles.
3. having well-developed muscles; brawny.
4. vigorous: muscular prose.
[1675–85; < Latin mūscul(us) muscle]
mus`cu•lar′i•ty, n.
mus′cu•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muscular - of or relating to or consisting of muscle; "muscular contraction"
2.muscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layermuscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
3.muscular - having or suggesting great physical power or force; "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
4.muscular - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weightmuscular - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"

muscular

adjective strong, powerful, athletic, strapping, robust, vigorous, sturdy, stalwart, husky (informal), beefy (informal), lusty, sinewy, muscle-bound, brawny, powerfully built, thickset, well-knit tanned muscular legs

muscular

adjective
Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations
عَضَليعَضَلِيٌّقَوي العَضَل
svalovýsvalnatý
muskulærmuskel-
lihaksikas
mišićavmišičavmišićnimuskulozan
vöîva-vöîvastæltur; sterkur
筋骨たくましい
근육이 발달한
svalový
mišičen
muskulös
เกี่ยวกับกล้ามเนื้อ
adaleligüçlükaskaslıkuvvetli
thuộc cơ bắp

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (Med, Physiol) [tissue, pain, control] → muscular
2. (= brawny) [person, body] → musculoso
B. CPD muscular dystrophy Ndistrofia f muscular

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊlər] adj
[weakness, problem, development] → musculaire
[person, arm] → musclé(e)muscular dystrophy [ˌmʌskjʊlərˈdɪstrəfi] ndystrophie f musculaire

muscular

adj
(= relating to muscles)Muskel-, muskulär (form); muscular cramp or spasmMuskelkrampf m; muscular controlMuskelbeherrschung f; muscular painsMuskelschmerzen pl
(= having strong muscles)muskulös; to be of muscular buildmuskulös gebaut sein

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊləʳ] adjmuscolare; (person, arm) → muscoloso/a

muscle

(ˈmasl) noun
any of the bundles of fibres in the body which, by contracting or relaxing, cause movement of the body. He has well-developed muscles in his arms.
muscular (ˈmaskjulə) adjective
1. of, or relating to, muscle(s). great muscular strength.
2. having well-developed muscles; strong. She is tall and muscular.
muscle in (often with on)
to gain entry, or gain a share of something by force. The large firms have muscled in on all the important contracts.

muscular

عَضَلِيٌّ svalový muskulær muskulös μυώδης muscular lihaksikas musculaire mišićav muscoloso 筋骨たくましい 근육이 발달한 gespierd muskulær umięśniony muscular мышечный muskulös เกี่ยวกับกล้ามเนื้อ kas thuộc cơ bắp 肌肉的

mus·cu·lar

a. muscular, musculoso-a, rel. al músculo;
___ atrophyatrofia ___;
___ contractionscontracciones ___ -es;
___ dystrophydistrofia ___;
___ rigidityrigidez ___.

muscular

adj muscular; (person) musculoso; — dystrophy distrofia muscular
References in classic literature ?
His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
Standing by the bar, in the corner of the room, was a brawny, muscular man, full six feet in height, and broad in proportion.
The ant is strong, but we saw another strong thing, where we had not suspected the presence of much muscular power before.
He had a rounded, muscular, and vigorous hand, as well as a long, strong arm.
O dear good Joe, whom I was so ready to leave and so unthankful to, I see you again, with your muscular blacksmith's arm before your eyes, and your broad chest heaving, and your voice dying away.
That big muscular frame of his held plenty of animal courage, but helped him to no decision when the dangers to be braved were such as could neither be knocked down nor throttled.
Its basis is the tyranny of brain force, which, among civilized men, is allowed to do what muscular force does among schoolboys and savages.
In my youth,' said his father, `I took to the law, And argued each case with my wife; And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw, Has lasted the rest of my life.
Side by side with Rob--for it was he--stood a muscular fellow of swarthy visage and with one eye hid by a green bandage.
He still wore republican whiskers and his hair very long; his hands, adorned with bunches of hair on each knuckle, showed the power of his muscular system in their prominent blue veins.
It was an effort of the mind, of the will, of the nerves; not muscular, for I could not move even so much as my little finger, but none the less mighty for all that.