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Definition 1: possessing muscular strength - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for muscle in the sense of this definition

(muscle is a kind of ...) the property of being physically or mentally strong

"fatigue sapped his strength"

Definition 2: authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where muscle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign

(muscle is a kind of ...) the power or right to give orders or make decisions

"he has the authority to issue warrants" "deputies are given authorization to make arrests" "a place of potency in the state"

Definition 3: one of the contractile organs of the body - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for muscle in the sense of this definition

(muscle is a kind of ...) a bodily organ that contracts

(... is a kind of muscle ) a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening

(... is a kind of muscle ) a 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)

(... is a kind of muscle ) any of various straight muscles

(... is a kind of muscle ) one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball

(... is a kind of muscle ) (physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another

"the biceps and triceps are antagonistic muscles"

(... is a kind of muscle ) a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)

(... is a kind of muscle ) a muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination

(... is a kind of muscle ) a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

(... is a kind of muscle ) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

(... is a kind of muscle ) any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm

(muscle is a part of ...) an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body

Definition 4: animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for muscle in the sense of this definition

(muscle is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of muscle ) muscle tissue characterized by transverse stripes

(... is a kind of muscle ) the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction

(... is a kind of muscle ) muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope; has the form of thin layers or sheets

(... is part of muscle) the muscular system of an organism

(muscle is the domain which ... is member of) the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

"the doctor tested my tonicity"

Definition 5: a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard - [noun denoting person]

Samples where muscle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him

Synonyms for muscle in the sense of this definition

(muscle is a kind of ...) a cruel and brutal fellow

Definition 6: make one's way by force - [verb of motion]

Samples where muscle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He muscled his way into the office

(muscle is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

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