brawn vs muscularity what difference

what is difference between brawn and muscularity

English

Etymology

From Middle English brawne, from Old French braon (slice of meat, fleshy part, buttock), from Frankish *brādon, *brādan, accusative form of *brādō (roasted meat, ham), from Proto-Germanic *brēdô (meat, roast), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₁- (to burn, heat), from *bʰrewh₁- (to boil, bubble, burn). Akin to Old High German brāto (tender meat) (German Braten (roast)), Old English brǣde, brǣd (flesh, meat), Old Norse bráð (raw meat).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɹɔːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn

Noun

brawn (uncountable)

  1. Strong muscles or lean flesh, especially of the arm, leg or thumb.
  2. Physical strength; muscularity.
    • 2000, Stephanie Laurens, A Secret Love, Avon Books (2000), →ISBN, page 349:
      The man was a bruiser, the sort who’d learned his science in tavern brawls. Given his size and lack of agility, he relied on his brawn to win. In any wrestling match, Crowley would triumph easily.
    • 2008, Michael Mandaville, Stealing Thunder, Dog Ear Publishing (2008), →ISBN, page 562:
      The two men were husky, picked for their brawn by the little man who sauntered into the room.
    • 2010, Martin Pasko & Robert Greenberger, The Essential Superman Encyclopedia, Del Ray (2010), →ISBN, page 218:
      The youth agreed to the scheme and used his brawn to begin moving pieces into place, starting by moving the planet Rann into the Thanagarian star system []
  3. (chiefly Britain) Head cheese; a terrine made from the head of a pig or calf; originally boar’s meat.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      Now if your Majesty would have our bristles
      To bind your mortar with, or fill our colons
      With rich blood, or make brawn out of our gristles,
      In policy—ask else your royal Solons—
      You ought to give us hog-wash and clean straw,
      And sties well thatched; besides it is the law!
    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 111:
      It was brawn and shape for high tea.
  4. (Britain, dialectal) A boar.
    • 1821, John Stagg, The Cumbrian Minstrel: Being a Poetical Miscellany:
      And loud as brawns wer [they] snoring,
    • 1842, Moses Aaron Richardson, The Borderer’s Table Book: Or, Gatherings of the Local History:
      THE village of Brancepath, pleasantly situated at the distance of four miles and three- quarters south-west by west of Durham, is said to have derived its name (a corruption of Brawn’s-path) from a brawn of vast size, […]

Derived terms

  • brawny

Translations

See also

  • aspic

Verb

brawn (third-person singular simple present brawns, present participle brawning, simple past and past participle brawned)

  1. (transitive) Make fat, especially of a boar.
  2. (intransitive) Become fat, especially of a boar.

Derived terms

  • brawner

Translations


Middle English

Noun

brawn

  1. Alternative form of brawne


English

Etymology

muscular +‎ -ity

Noun

muscularity (countable and uncountable, plural muscularities)

  1. musculature
    The muscularity in his forearm was visible as he flexed his fingers.
  2. (bodybuilding) The degree to which the muscles in a body part are developed.
    Focussed exercise brought out the muscularity in her calves.
  3. The use of strength.

Synonyms

  • muscledom

Translations


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