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Definitions of muscle

  1. muscular strength
  2. make one's way by force; " He muscled his way into the office"
  3. animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
  4. one of the contractile organs of the body
  5. authority or power or force ( especially when used in a coercive way); " the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
  6. a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; " the druglord had his muscleman to protect him"
  7. An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.
  8. The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.
  9. Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.
  10. See Mussel.
  11. Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
  12. An organ of fiberlike tissue which is capable of being contracted and expanded, thus producing movement in an animal body; colloquially, the strength of such organs.
  13. One of the contractile organs of the body by which the movements of the various organs and parts are effected. The typical muscle is a mass of fleshy tissue ( venter or belly), attached at each extremity, by means of a tendon, to a bone or other structure; the narrowing part of the belly which is attached to the tendon of origin or insertion is called the caput or head; the points of attachment of a muscle are called its origin and insertion, the attachment to the more movable part of the skeleton or to the part which is moved by contraction of the muscle being the insertion, the other the origin. The individual muscles are defined under musculus.
  14. Fibrous bundles of flesh by which movements of the body are accomplished.
  15. The fleshy parts of an animal body by which it moves.
  16. Contractile fleshy tissue of animals.
  17. Contractile tissue, by which bodily movement is effected.
  18. Same as MUSSEL.
  19. A deep red, vascular, and highly contractile organ, consisting of fibres, or bundles of fibres, inclosed in a thin cellular membrane, by which the movements in the animal body are effected; a mussel.
  20. One of the organs of motion in the body- the muscles form the red fleshy portions of land animals; a shell- fish.
  21. A mass of contractile fibres with motorial function; the fleshy part of the body, composed of muscular tissue.
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Quotes of muscle

  1. I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like. No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area. – Tyra Banks
  2. We are adhering to life now with our last muscle the heart. – Djuna Barnes
  3. What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top. – Michael Bay
  4. There's no particular relationship between spending and educational results. Most education spending is actually on salaries, and that's allocated according to political muscle – Peter Brimelow
  5. Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean. – Deborah Bull
  6. Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. – Eric Butterworth
  7. There are some very significant changes in the way the fluids are distributed in our body, the way our heart functions initially, and as well as our bone and muscle – Laurel Clark
  8. I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry. – Peter Davison
  9. But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. – Harvey Fierstein
  10. Muscle and water is critical in burning fat. – Lee Haney
  11. Fearlessness is like a muscle I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. – Arianna Huffington
  12. A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. – Florence Griffith Joyner
  13. Everyone has a 'risk muscle You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don't, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day. – Roger von Oech
  14. I think it's going to be a very important, unique data set in terms of measuring the behavior of your lower body in space and trying to figure out what we can do to preserve bone and muscle density. – John L. Phillips

Usage examples for muscle

  1. His were the arms whose muscle was celebrated in the newspapers. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. In order to develop his muscle and become strong, he had trained himself from a boy, and had practiced carrying burdens until he could lift more than any other man of his time. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  3. A friend of mine found an Australian in the trenches in those days, standing in mud nearly to his waist, shivering in his arms and every body muscle leaning back against the trench side, fast asleep. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  4. It's not the muscle and the bones, it's the grit. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  5. It makes your arm awful tired but it's good for the muscle – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  6. Without stirring a muscle I began to make low, soft, little sounds to him- very low and very caressing indeed- softer than one makes to a baby. – My Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. However, pulling is a matter of weight rather than muscle – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. It was a mental gymnasium in which moral muscle got strength. – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  9. It was man's work you did there to- day for the sake of my girl and her good name- I only wish her father had the muscle to do as much for her." – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  10. I can feel the sharp ends of the splintered bones cut me everytime I breathe, or move a muscle – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  11. Why should they start using muscle methods now?" – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  12. What a lot of money he must have, why, not a muscle of his face had moved. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  13. " Perfectly," answered the Duke, without moving a muscle – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  14. Each muscle and each nerve had its own peculiar ecstasy. –  by
  15. Not a muscle of her face moved. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  16. All the time I talked to him I didn't see a muscle move in his face, Jethro continued, so I started in again, and he looked- looked- looked right at me. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. Frog muscle suspension alone, or oxyluciferin alone, give no light with luciferase, nor will a mixture of frog muscle suspension and oxyluciferin, if shaken with air for several hours. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  18. Some time after the dinner hour Nathalie, tired, hot, hungry, and every muscle aching from weariness, arrived at the camp. – Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer by Rena I. Halsey
  19. Mercy did not move a muscle but stood ready for the blow. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. Excited, lifted beyond himself, he was watching the Englishman thread a way between the tables- watching the woman thrill to his approach without lifting an eyelid, moving a muscle – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston

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