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Muscle meaning

muscle - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. authority or power or force ( especially when used in a coercive way); " the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
  2. 2. a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; " the druglord had his muscleman to protect him"
  3. 3. An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.
  4. 4. The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.
  5. 5. Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.
  6. 6. See Mussel.
  7. 7. Contractile fleshy tissue of animals.

muscle - examples of usage

  1. Had a muscle moved in all that time, I have no doubt that he would have sprung upon me. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. Without moving a muscle I tried to tell him, and also that he need not be afraid. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. A muscle can not contract without receiving the stimulus from the nervous system. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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