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I do just genuinely believe Chris Hemsworth is a 6'3, more muscular version of me. And more handsome, but I try.
Sam Claflin

Meaning of "muscular" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MUSCULAR

From New Latin muscularis, from musculusmuscle.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MUSCULAR

muscular  [ˈmʌskjʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MUSCULAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Muscular is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MUSCULAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

muscular

Muscle

Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals. Muscle cells contain protein filaments of actin and myosin that slide past one another, producing a contraction that changes both the length and the shape of the cell. Muscles function to produce force and motion. They are primarily responsible for maintaining and changing posture, locomotion, as well as movement of internal organs, such as the contraction of the heart and the movement of food through the digestive system via peristalsis. Muscle tissues are derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells in a process known as myogenesis. There are three types of muscle, skeletal or striated, cardiac, and smooth. Muscle action can be classified as being either voluntary or involuntary. Cardiac and smooth muscles contract without conscious thought and are termed involuntary, while the skeletal muscles contract upon command. Skeletal muscles in turn can be divided into fast and slow twitch fibers. Muscles are predominantly powered by the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates, but anaerobic chemical reactions are also used, particularly by fast twitch fibers.

Definition of muscular in the English dictionary

The definition of muscular in the dictionary is having well-developed muscles; brawny. Other definition of muscular is of, relating to, or consisting of muscle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MUSCULAR


arbuscular
ɑːˈbʌskjʊlə
avascular
əˈvæskjʊlə
cardiovascular
ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈvæskjʊlə
cerebrovascular
ˌsɛrɪbrəʊˈvæskjʊlə
corpuscular
kɔːˈpʌskjʊlə
crepuscular
krɪˈpʌskjʊlə
extravascular
ˌɛkstrəˈvæskjʊlə
intermuscular
ˌɪntəˈmʌskjʊlə
intramuscular
ˌɪntrəˈmʌskjʊlə
intravascular
ˌɪntrəˈvæskjʊlə
majuscular
məˈdʒʌskjʊlə
microvascular
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈvæskjʊlə
minuscular
mɪˈnʌskjʊlə
neuromuscular
ˌnjʊərəʊˈmʌskjʊlə
neurovascular
ˌnʊərəʊˈvæskjʊlə
nonvascular
ˌnɒnˈvæskjʊlə
opuscular
ɒˈpʌskjʊlə
oscula
ˈɒskjʊlə
renovascular
ˌriːnəʊˈvæskjʊlə
vascular
ˈvæskjʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MUSCULAR

muscle-bound
muscleman
musclemen
muscley
muscly
muscoid
muscology
muscose
muscovado
muscovite
Muscovy
Muscovy duck
muscular dystrophy
muscularity
muscularly
musculation
musculature
musculocutaneous
musculoskeletal
musculous

WORDS THAT END LIKE MUSCULAR

articular
auricular
binocular
calcular
circular
curricular
extracurricular
in particular
macromolecular
macular
molecular
ocular
particular
perpendicular
popular
secular
spectacular
testicular
vehicular
ventricular
vernacular

Synonyms and antonyms of muscular in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MUSCULAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «muscular» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of muscular

Translation of «muscular» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MUSCULAR

Find out the translation of muscular to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of muscular from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «muscular» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肌肉的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

muscular
570 millions of speakers

English

muscular
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेशी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عَضَلِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мышечный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

muscular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেশীবহুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musculaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Otot
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

muskulös
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

筋骨たくましい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

근육이 발달한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Otot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc cơ bắp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्नायुंचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

muscoloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umięśniony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

м´язовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muscular
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μυώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gespierde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

muskulös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

muskulær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of muscular

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSCULAR»

The term «muscular» is very widely used and occupies the 11.699 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSCULAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about muscular

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10 QUOTES WITH «MUSCULAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word muscular.
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Scott Adkins
Whenever you're looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.
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Kim Alexis
I was muscular - I was never overweight. But tell a girl that she has to lose 15 pounds when she's not fat, and that has destroyed a lot of who I am over the years, even still. In my mind I'm thinking, 'I'm always too heavy. I should be a skinny thing.'
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Liberty Hyde Bailey
No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force.
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William Banting
It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
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Samuel Barnett
Acting is a sport - especially working with Mark Rylance. There is competition involved. I have to be muscular, challenging, get audiences on side. It's extraordinary how Globe audiences join in - it's like competing at an event - I love it.
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John Desmond Bernal
Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so.
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Gina Carano
I was always bigger than the other girls. My sisters are very, very beautiful and very skinny, and I've always had a more muscular body. So I grew up with a different mentality.
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Henry Chadwick
Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
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Sam Claflin
I do just genuinely believe Chris Hemsworth is a 6'3, more muscular version of me. And more handsome, but I try.
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Monica Crowley
When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MUSCULAR»

Discover the use of muscular in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to muscular and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Muscular Dystrophy
Written specifically for people with muscular dystrophy and their families, this book answers many of the questions asked about how and why muscular dystrophy occurs, and how it will affect the life of a recently diagnosed child.
Alan E.H. Emery, 2008
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Advances in Therapeutics
This authoritative guide provides a clear overview of the latest current and experimental approaches to the treatment of DMD and examines the clinical, genetic, and pathophysiological aspects of the disease in the context of emerging ...
Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, Thomas A. Rando, 2006
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Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant ...
In this fascinating study, Clifford Putney details how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness.
Clifford Putney, 2009
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Muscular Dystrophy
Describes muscular dystrophy, including the history of the disease, how it is treated, and current medical research towards a cure.
Paula Johanson, 2008
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Occupational Therapy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is a practical guide for Occupational Therapists and others who provide services to people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Kate Stone, Claire Tester, Joy Blakeney, 2007
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Muscles: The Muscular System
Looks at the human muscular system, describing the three kinds of muscles in the body and explaining how and why they work as they do.
Gillian Houghton, 2007
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Fatigue: Neural and Muscular Mechanisms
Proceedings based in part on the symposium on Neural and Neuromuscular Aspects of Muscular Fatigue held in Miami, Florida, November 10-13, 1994
Simon C. Gandevia, 1995
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Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India ...
In Muscular Nationalism, Sikata Banerjee takes a comparative look at India and Ireland and the relationship among gender, violence, and nationalism.
Sikata Banerjee, 2012
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Muscles: Our Muscular System
Without muscles you couldn't blink--or even breathe! Nearly 700 muscles control your life. Big or small, a muscle is made up of just one cell. Exercise doesn't give you more muscles, but it strengthens the ones you have.
Seymour Simon, 2000
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Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD): Clinical ...
This volume summarizes the current understanding of the disorder, including clinical, molecular and therapeutic aspects.
David Cooper, Meena Upadhhyaya, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MUSCULAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term muscular is used in the context of the following news items.
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Justin Bieber reveals his muscular physique as he impresses with a …
For those who doubted Justin Bieber's chiselled abs in his famous Calvin Klein advert, prepare to eat your words. The 21-year-old star ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Benefit concert for spinal muscular atrophy Saturday
NEWARK – The seventh annual benefit concert for the Cade and Katelyn Fund for spinal muscular atrophy will 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ... «The Newark Advocate, Jul 15»
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Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more …
Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
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New Hartford boy with Muscular Dystrophy gets wish granted
Aiden Fecteau, 13, is a New Hartford boy with Muscular Dystrophy. He's also a “foodie,” who loves to cook, and enjoy gourmet dishes. «FOX CT, Jul 15»
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5K to support muscular dystrophy patients
The Midlothian-based Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy will hold a Race 'N' Roll 5K fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m., at Our Lady of ... «Chesterfield Observer, Jul 15»
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards $70000 To Talem …
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization on the front line against Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), has ... «Muscular Dystrophy News, Jul 15»
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Film preview: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as muscular boxing champion
When the world of light heavyweight boxing champion Billy 'The Great' Hope (a muscular Jake Gyllenhaal) comes crashing down after his wife ... «Spalding Guardian, Jul 15»
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Golf Classic fundraiser in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
Williamstown Golf Club, Waterford will host a Golf Classic fundraiser in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, this Saturday July 25th. The event will take place from ... «Waterford Today, Jul 15»
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Cincinnati grandfather biking across country, raising money for …
Such is the reality of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the disease behind Bill Fowler's decision to ride his bicycle across the country. «WCPO, Jul 15»
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FDA Sets Review Dates for Muscular Dystrophy Drugs
The FDA has marked its calendar for much-anticipated reviews of two new drugs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) –– drisapersen and ... «P&T Community, Jul 15»

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