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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.]
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]
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
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||bacon - 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
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 experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)|
|3.||Bacon - English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)|
لـَحْم خَنْزِير مُقَدَّدلَحْم من فَخْذ الخَنْزير
rūkytas bekonassūdytas bekonas
thịt lợn muối xông khói
the flesh of the back and sides of a pig, salted and dried, used as food. spek لَحْم من فَخْذ الخَنْزير бекон bacon slanina der Speck bacon μπέικονtocino peekon گوشت باریک شده ونمک زدۀ پهلو وپشت خوک؛ بیکن pekoni bacon קוֹתלֵי חָזִיר सूअर मांस slanina angolszalonna daging punggung babi yang diasin, ham beikon pancetta affumicata ベーコン 베이컨 rūkytas/sūdytas bekonas speķis; bekons dendeng babi baconbacon, fleskboczek, bekon د سركوزې (خوګ) د ورانه او ملا غو ښه (په تېره بيا) د لا ندي په شكل bacon bacon; slănină бекон slanina prekajena slanina slanina bacon ส่วนเนื้อด้านหลังและข้างของหมูที่ใส่เกลือรมควัน domuz eti 燻肉，培根 копчена свиняча грудинка سؤر کا گوشت thịt lợn muối xông khói 咸肉，熏肉