from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction.
- adj. Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build.
- adj. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, or connected with muscles.
- adj. Brawny, having strength.
- adj. Having large, well-developed muscles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles.
- adj. Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.
- adj. Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining in any way to muscle or muscles; composing, constituting, or consisting of muscle: as, the muscular system; muscular origin or insertion; muscular fiber or tissue.
- Done by or dependent upon muscle or muscles: as, muscular action; muscular movement; muscular strength.
- Well-muscled; having well-developed muscles; strong; sinewy; brawny: as, a muscular man.
- Figuratively, strong and vigorous.
- One of the fibers of which muscular tissue is ultimately composed.
- Synonyms Sinewy, stalwart, sturdy, lusty, vigorous, powerful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
- adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force
- adj. having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
- adj. of or relating to or consisting of muscle
From Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Latin mūsculāris in the 17th century. (Wiktionary)