Definition of Brawn

1. Noun. Possessing muscular strength.

Exact synonyms: Brawniness, Heftiness, Muscle, Muscularity, Sinew
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Brawny, Brawny, Muscle, Muscular, Muscular, Muscular, Sinewy

Definition of Brawn

1. n. A muscle; flesh.

Definition of Brawn

1. Noun. Strong muscles or lean flesh, especially of the arm, leg or thumb. ¹

2. Noun. Physical strength; muscularity. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British) head cheese; a terrine made from the head of a pig or calf; originally boar's meat. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) Make fat, especially of a boar. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) Become fat, especially of a boar. ¹

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Definition of Brawn

1. muscular strength [n -S]

Medical Definition of Brawn

1. 1. A muscle; flesh. "Formed well of brawns and of bones." (Chaucer) 2. Full, strong muscles, especially. Of the arm or leg, muscular strength; a protuberant muscular part of the body; sometimes, the arm. "Brawn without brains is thine." (Dryden) "It was ordained that murderers should be brent on the brawn of the left hand." (E. Hall) "And in my vantbrace put this withered brawn." (Shak) 3. The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared flesh of a boar. "The best age for the boar is from two to five years, at which time it is best to geld him, or sell him for brawn." (Mortimer) 4. A boar. Origin: OF. Braon fleshy part, muscle, fr. HG. Brto flesh, G. Braten roast meat; akin to Icel. Br flesh, food of beasts, AS. Brde roast meat, brdan to roast, G. Braten, and possibly to E. Breed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brawn

brawn (current term)
brawny arm

Literary usage of Brawn

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1. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"If you choose it to be more like brawn, salt it longer, let the proportion of ... To keep brawn, the Cambridge way. To two gallons of water put one pound of ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"A collar of brawn was a quantity bound up in one parcel. ... next shipping to bi;;urn, amongst other things ho intends to send you a whole brawn in cullers. ..."

3. Leading Cases Simplified: A Collection of the Leading Cases in Criminal Law by John Davison Lawson (1892)
"Jane Colbert married Thomas brawn. But she had been Mrs. brawn barely three years when she left Thomas. The single state was evidently not to her taste, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius: In the Courts of Queen's by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Frederick Augustus Carrington, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Andrew Valentine Kirwan, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1845)
"With respect to Mrs. brawn, the only question is, whether her first husband was alive at the time of her second marriage, and you have proof that he was. ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"I. speak with some degree of confidence, as it has h.eemm roy pleasure to stay in Mr. Ruse's house (luring the brawn-making season. ..."

6. Good Cookery Illustrated: And Recipes Communicated by the Welsh Hermit of by Augusta Waddington Hall Llanover (1867)
"The jelly from boiling the brawn (if it has not been too much salted) is a ... PICKLE FOR brawn. Take as much water as will more than cover the brawn in a ..."

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