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Wordnet 3.0


1. muscular and heavily built;
- Example: "a beefy wrestler"
- Example: "had a tall burly frame"
- Example: "clothing sizes for husky boys"
- Example: "a strapping boy of eighteen"
- Example: "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
[syn: beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Burly \Bur"ly\ (b[^u]r"l[y^]), a. [OE. burlich strong, excellent; perh. orig. fit for a lady's bower, hence handsome, manly, stout. Cf. Bower.] 1. Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky. "Burly sacks." --Drayton. [1913 Webster] In his latter days, with overliberal diet, [he was] somewhat corpulent and burly. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] Burly and big, and studious of his ease. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Coarse and rough; boisterous. [1913 Webster] It was the orator's own burly way of nonsense. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

burly adj 1: muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term" [syn: beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "burly": able-bodied, adipose, athletic, beefy, big, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, broad-shouldered, buxom, chubby, chunky, corpulent, distended, dumpy, fat, fattish, fleshy, full, gross, heavy, heavyset, hefty, hippy, husky, imposing, large, lusty, meaty, muscle-bound, muscular, obese, overweight, paunchy, plump, podgy, portly, potbellied, pudgy, puffy, pursy, roly-poly, rotund, rugged, sinewy, square, squat, squatty, stalwart, stocky, stout, strapping, strong, sturdy, swollen, thewy, thick-bodied, thickset, top-heavy, tough, tubby, well-built, well-fed, well-knit, well-set, well-set-up, wiry