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Definition of Muscle


  1. An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.
  2. The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.
  3. Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.
  4. See Mussel.

Muscle Quotations

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Sagan

I think self-discipline is something, it's like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.
Daniel Goldstein

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
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Muscle Translations

muscle in Danish is muskel
muscle in Dutch is spier
muscle in Finnish is lihas
muscle in French is muscle
muscle in German is Muskel
muscle in Italian is muscolo
muscle in Swedish is muskel