Having a large strong or gross body stout lusty today utilized mainly of human beings but formerly of animals in sense of stately or gorgeous as well as inanimate items that had been huge and bulky
- muscular and heavily built
- Having a large, powerful, or gross human anatomy; stout; lusty; -- today utilized chiefly of humans, but previously of animals, when you look at the sense of stately or beautiful, as well as inanimate things that had been huge and large.
- Coarse and rough; boisterous.
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Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male
c.1300, maybe from Old English burlic "noble, stately," actually "bowerly," fit to constant a lady's apartment (see bower). Sense descended through "stout," and "sturdy" by 15c. to "heavily built." Another concept links the Old English word to Old High German burlih "lofty, exalted," about burjan "to raise, lift."
(a.) Having a sizable, powerful, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- today used mainly of people, but previously of creatures, within the feeling of stately or breathtaking, as well as inanimate things that were huge and bulky.
- (a.) Coarse and harsh; boisterous.
The aging but burly and large man sheathed his weapons and knelt over the still form.