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ba·con

 (bā′kən)
n.
The salted and smoked meat from the back and sides of a pig.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English bæc, back.]

bacon

(ˈbeɪkən)
n
1. (Cookery) meat from the back and sides of a pig, dried, salted, and usually smoked
2. bring home the bacon informal
a. to achieve success
b. to provide material support
3. save someone's bacon informal Brit to help someone to escape from danger
[C12: from Old French bacon, from Old High German bahho; related to Old Saxon baco; see back1]

Bacon

(ˈbeɪkən)
n
1. (Biography) Francis, Baron Verulam, Viscount St Albans. 1561–1626, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist; described the inductive method of reasoning: his works include Essays (1625), The Advancement of Learning (1605), and Novum Organum (1620)
2. (Biography) Francis. 1909–92, British painter, born in Dublin, noted for his distorted, richly coloured human figures, dogs, and carcasses
3. (Biography) Roger. ?1214–92, English Franciscan monk, scholar, and scientist: stressed the importance of experiment, demonstrated that air is required for combustion, and first used lenses to correct vision. His Opus Majus (1266) is a compendium of all the sciences of his age

ba•con

(ˈbeɪ kən)

n.
the back and sides of a hog, salted and dried or smoked, usu. sliced thin and fried.
Idioms:
bring home the bacon,
a. to support oneself or one's family; earn a living.
b. to succeed.
[1300–50; Middle English bacoun < Anglo-French; Old French bacon < Germanic *bakōn- (Old High German bacho back, ham, bacon), derivative of *baka- back1; compare Middle Dutch bake bacon]

Ba•con

(ˈbeɪ kən)

n.
1. Francis (Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans), 1561–1626, English essayist, philosopher, and statesman.
2. Francis, 1910–92, English painter, born in Ireland.
3. Nathaniel, 1647–76, American colonist, born in England: leader of a rebellion in Virginia 1676.
4. Roger, 1214?–94?, English philosopher and scientist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bacon - back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smokedbacon - back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
side of bacon, flitch - salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork
gammon - hind portion of a side of bacon
bacon strip - a slice of bacon
bacon rind - the rind of bacon
Canadian bacon - from a boned strip of cured loin
2.bacon - English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentationBacon - English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
3.bacon - English statesman and philosopherBacon - English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
Translations
لـَحْم خَنْزِير مُقَدَّدلَحْم من فَخْذ الخَنْزير
slanina
bacon
pekonikylki
slanina
angolszalonna
beikon
ベーコン
베이컨
rūkytas bekonassūdytas bekonas
bekonsspeķis
slanina
slanina
bacon
thịt lợn muối xông khói

bacon

[ˈbeɪkən] Nbeicon m (Sp), tocino m (LAm), panceta f (Arg)
bacon and eggshuevos mpl con tocino
to bring home the bacon (= earn one's living) → ganarse las habichuelas
to save sb's baconsalvar el pellejo a algn

bacon

[ˈbeɪkən] n (= meat) (lean)bacon m; (fatty)lard m
bacon and eggs → des œufs au bacon
a rasher of bacon → une tranche de lard
to bring home the bacon (= earn money) → faire bouillir la marmite (= achieve one's goal) → décrocher la timbale
to save sb's bacon (British)sauver la peau à qn

bacon

ndurchwachsener Speck; bacon and eggsEier mit Speck; to save somebody’s bacon (inf)jds Rettung sein; to bring home the bacon (inf: = earn a living) → die Brötchen verdienen (inf)

bacon

[ˈbeɪkən] npancetta
bacon and eggs → uova fpl con pancetta

bacon

(ˈbeikən) noun
the flesh of the back and sides of a pig, salted and dried, used as food.

bacon

لـَحْم خَنْزِير مُقَدَّد slanina bacon Speck μπέικον panceta, tocino pekoni bacon slanina pancetta ベーコン 베이컨 bacon bacon bekon bacon бекон bacon เนื้อด้านหลังและส่วนนอกของหมูที่ใส่เกลือรมควัน domuz pastırması thịt lợn muối xông khói 咸肉
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But to be a town councilor and discuss how many dustmen are needed, and how chimneys shall be constructed in the town in which I don't live--to serve on a jury and try a peasant who's stolen a flitch of bacon, and listen for six hours at a stretch to all sorts of jabber from the counsel for the defense and the prosecution, and the president cross-examining my old half-witted Alioshka, 'Do you admit, prisoner in the dock, the fact of the removal of the
Then good-bye and good-bye, and charming occasion worthy of the Golden Age, and more about the flitch of bacon, and the like of that; and Twemlow goes staggering across Piccadilly with his hand to his forehead, and is nearly run down by a flushed lettercart, and at last drops safe in his easy-chair, innocent good gentleman, with his hand to his forehead still, and his head in a whirl.
I trust well that a fool I mean, d'ye see me, sirs, a fool that is free of his guild and master of his craft, and can give as much relish and flavour to a cup of wine as ever a flitch of bacon can I say, brethren, such a fool shall never want a wise clerk to pray for or fight for him at a strait, while I can say a mass or flourish a partisan.