HyperDic: muscle

English > 6 senses of the word muscle:
NOUNbodymuscle, musculusone of the contractile organs of the body
bodymuscle, muscular tissueanimal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
person muscle, musclemana bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
attributemuscleauthority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)
attributemuscle, brawn, brawniness, muscularity, sinew, heftinesspossessing muscular strength
VERBmotionmusclemake one's way by force
muscle > pronunciation
Soundsmah'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > muscle: 6 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningOne of the contractile organs of the body.
Synonymmusculus
Partsmuscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibreAn elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
Narrowerantagonistic muscle(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another
levatorA muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
ocular muscle, eye muscleOne of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball
pronatorA muscle that produces or assists in pronation
rectusAny of various straight muscles
skeletal muscle, striated muscleA muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton
smooth muscle, involuntary muscleA muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
sphincter, anatomical sphincter, sphincter muscleA ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
supinatorA muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination
tensorAny of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
Broadercontractile organ, contractorA bodily organ that contracts
Spanishmúsculo
Catalanmúscul
Adjectivesintramuscularwithin a muscle
muscularof or relating to or consisting of muscle
musculoskeletalrelating to muscles and skeleton
neuromuscularaffecting or characteristic of both neural and muscular tissue
English > muscle: 6 senses > noun 2, body
Meaninganimal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.
Synonymmuscular tissue
Category oftonicity, tonus, toneThe elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
Part ofmuscular structure, musculature, muscle systemThe muscular system of an organism
Narrowercardiac muscle, heart muscleThe muscle tissue of the heart
smooth musclemuscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope
striated muscle tissuemuscle tissue characterized by transverse stripes
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
Spanishmúsculo, tejido muscular
Catalanmúscul, teixit muscular
Adjectivesmuscularof or relating to or consisting of muscle
myoidresembling muscle
English > muscle: 6 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA bully employed as a thug or bodyguard.
Example"the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
Synonymmuscleman
Broaderbully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobboA cruel and brutal fellow
Spanishforzudo, gorila, maton, matón
Catalanforçut, gall, goril·la, perdonavides
English > muscle: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningauthority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way).
Example"the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
Broaderauthority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-soThe power or right to give orders or make decisions
English > muscle: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningpossessing muscular strength.
Synonymsbrawn, brawniness, muscularity, sinew, heftiness
BroaderstrengthThe property of being physically or mentally strong
Spanishfuerza muscular, fuerza, músculo, nervio
Catalanforça muscular, múscul
Adjectivesmuscularhaving a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
muscular(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight
Verbsmusclemake one's way by force
English > muscle: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningmake one's way by force.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He muscled his way into the office"
Broaderpassgo across or through
Nounsmusclepossessing muscular strength

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