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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRAWN, n. [L. aprugnus, caro aprugna.]
1. The flesh of a boar, or the animal.
2. The fleshy, protuberant, muscular part of the body.
3. Bulk; muscular strength.
4. The arm, from its muscles or strength.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: possessing muscular strength [syn: brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French braon flesh, muscle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English br?d flesh Date: 13th century 1. a. British the flesh of a boar b. headcheese 2. a. full strong muscles b. muscular strength

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 muscular strength. 2 muscle; lean flesh. 3 Brit. a jellied preparation of the chopped meat from a boiled pig's head. Etymology: ME f. AF braun, OF braon f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Brawn Brawn, n. [OF. braon fleshy part, muscle, fr. HG. br?to flesh, G. braten roast meat; akin to Icel. br?? flesh, food of beasts, AS. br?de roast meat, br?dan to roast, G. braten, and possibly to E. breed.] 1. A muscle; flesh. [Obs.] Formed well of brawns and of bones. --Chaucer. 2. Full, strong muscles, esp. 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. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Brawn is physical strength. He's got plenty of brains as well as brawn. = muscle

Moby Thesaurus

all that lives, beef, beefiness, biosphere, biota, brawniness, ecosphere, elasticity, fiber, flesh, flora and fauna, heftiness, huskiness, involuntary muscle, living matter, living nature, might, muscle, muscles, muscularity, musculature, noosphere, organic matter, organic nature, organized matter, physique, plasm, power, robustness, sinew, sinewiness, sinews, strength, thew, thewiness, thews, tissue, tone, voluntary muscle

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