Muscular
Muscular Mus"cu*lar, a. [Cf. F. musculaire. See {Muscle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber. [1913 Webster]

Great muscular strength, accompanied by much awkwardness. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles. ``The muscular motion.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm. [1913 Webster]

{Muscular Christian}, one who believes in a part of religious duty to maintain a healthful and vigorous physical state. --T. Hughes.

{Muscular Christianity}. (a) The practice and opinion of those Christians who believe that it is a part of religious duty to maintain a vigorous condition of the body, and who therefore approve of athletic sports and exercises as conductive to good health, good morals, and right feelings in religious matters. --T. Hughes. (b) An active, robust, and cheerful Christian life, as opposed to a meditative and gloomy one. --C. Kingsley.

{Muscular excitability} (Physiol.), that property in virtue of which a muscle shortens, when it is stimulated; irritability; contractility.

{Muscular sense} (Physiol.), muscular sensibility; the sense by which we obtain knowledge of the condition of our muscles and to what extent they are contracted, also of the position of the various parts of our bodies and the resistance offering by external objects. [1913 Webster]


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  • muscular — verbo intransitivo,tr.,prnl. 1. Adquirir (una persona) volumen o fuerza muscular en [una parte del cuerpo]: Un amigo le aconsejó muscular se porque estaba muy delgado. Todas las tardes en el gimnasio hace ejercicios para muscular el abdomen.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • muscular — MUSCULÁR, Ă, musculari, e, adj. Care aparţine muşchilor2 (1), privitor la muşchi2. [var.: muşchiulár, ă adj.] – Din fr. musculaire. Trimis de ana zecheru, 14.11.2006. Sursa: DEX 98  musculár adj. m., pl. musculári; …   Dicționar Român

  • muscular — (adj.) 1680s, pertaining to muscles, from L. musculus (see MUSCLE (Cf. muscle) (n.)) + AR (Cf. ar). Earlier in same sense was musculous (early 15c.). Meaning having well developed muscles is from 1736. Muscular Christianity (1857) is originally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • muscular — muscular, brawny, sinewy, athletic, burly, husky are applied to persons in the sense of strong and powerful in build or physique. Muscular implies well developed, but not overdeveloped, muscles and, usually, a stalwart build {hard exercise . ..… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • muscular — Se conjuga como: amar Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: muscular musculando musculado     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. musculo musculas muscula musculamos… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • Muscular — (v. lat.), die Muskeln betreffend, in Bewegung setzend; daher Muscularität (Muscularkraft), das selbständige, den Muskeln zuständige Vermögen. Muscularunruhe (Convulsibilität), eine allgemeine Neigung zum Verziehen u. zu lebhafter Bewegung der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Muscular — Muscular, die Muskeln betreffend; M. ität, Muskelkraft …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • muscular — 1. relativo o perteneciente al músculo. 2. característico de una musculatura bien desarrollada. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • muscular — index powerful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • muscular — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a músculo. 2. Constituído por músculo.   ‣ Etimologia: músculo + ar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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