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fil·let

 (fĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
2. also fi·let (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
3. Architecture
a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.
b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
4. A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
5. Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
6. Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
tr.v. fil·let·ed, fil·let·ing, fil·lets
1. To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
2. also fi·let (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′) To slice, bone, or make into fillets.

[Middle English filet, from Old French, diminutive of fil, thread, from Latin fīlum; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

fillet

(ˈfɪlɪt)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. Also called: fillet steak a strip of boneless meat, esp the undercut of a sirloin of beef
b. the boned side of a fish
c. the white meat of breast and wing of a chicken
2. a narrow strip of any material
3. (Textiles) a thin strip of ribbon, lace, etc, worn in the hair or around the neck
4. (Architecture) a narrow flat moulding, esp one between other mouldings
5. (Architecture) a narrow band between two adjacent flutings on the shaft of a column
6. (Civil Engineering) Also called: fillet weld a narrow strip of welded metal of approximately triangular cross-section used to join steel members at right angles
7. (Heraldry) heraldry a horizontal division of a shield, one quarter of the depth of the chief
8. (Architecture) Also called: listel or list the top member of a cornice
9. (Anatomy) anatomy a band of sensory nerve fibres in the brain connected to the thalamus. Technical name: lemniscus
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a narrow decorative line, impressed on the cover of a book
b. a wheel tool used to impress such lines
11. (General Engineering) another name for fairing
vb (tr) , -lets, -leting or -leted
12. (Cookery) to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet
13. (Cookery) to cut fillets from (meat or fish)
14. (Anatomy) anatomy to surgically remove a bone from (part of the body) so that only soft tissue remains
15. to bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet
Also (for senses 1–3): filet
[C14: from Old French filet, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]

fil•let

(ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10 )

n., v. fil•let•ed (ˈfɪl ɪ tɪd) or, for 1,10, fil•leted (fɪˈleɪd) fil•let•ing. n.
1. a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, as the beef tenderloin.
2. an ornamental ribbon for the head; headband.
3. any narrow strip, as of wood, metal, or fabric.
4. a decorative line impressed on a book cover.
5.
a. a narrow flat molding raised or sunk between larger moldings.
b. the narrow flat raised strip between two flutes of a column.
v.t.
7. to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet.
8. to bind or adorn with or as if with a fillet.
[1300–50; Middle English filet < Anglo-French, Middle French, derivative of fil thread]

fillet


Past participle: filleted
Gerund: filleting

Imperative
fillet
fillet
Present
I fillet
you fillet
he/she/it fillets
we fillet
you fillet
they fillet
Preterite
I filleted
you filleted
he/she/it filleted
we filleted
you filleted
they filleted
Present Continuous
I am filleting
you are filleting
he/she/it is filleting
we are filleting
you are filleting
they are filleting
Present Perfect
I have filleted
you have filleted
he/she/it has filleted
we have filleted
you have filleted
they have filleted
Past Continuous
I was filleting
you were filleting
he/she/it was filleting
we were filleting
you were filleting
they were filleting
Past Perfect
I had filleted
you had filleted
he/she/it had filleted
we had filleted
you had filleted
they had filleted
Future
I will fillet
you will fillet
he/she/it will fillet
we will fillet
you will fillet
they will fillet
Future Perfect
I will have filleted
you will have filleted
he/she/it will have filleted
we will have filleted
you will have filleted
they will have filleted
Future Continuous
I will be filleting
you will be filleting
he/she/it will be filleting
we will be filleting
you will be filleting
they will be filleting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been filleting
you have been filleting
he/she/it has been filleting
we have been filleting
you have been filleting
they have been filleting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been filleting
you will have been filleting
he/she/it will have been filleting
we will have been filleting
you will have been filleting
they will have been filleting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been filleting
you had been filleting
he/she/it had been filleting
we had been filleting
you had been filleting
they had been filleting
Conditional
I would fillet
you would fillet
he/she/it would fillet
we would fillet
you would fillet
they would fillet
Past Conditional
I would have filleted
you would have filleted
he/she/it would have filleted
we would have filleted
you would have filleted
they would have filleted

fillet

To remove the bones and fat from meat, poultry or fish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fillet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beeffillet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
beefsteak - a beef steak usually cooked by broiling
beef tenderloin - beef loin muscle
Chateaubriand - a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin
tournedos - thick steak cut from the beef tenderloin
filet mignon - small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
2.fillet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fishfillet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
slice, piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
3.fillet - a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
4.fillet - a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
headband - a band worn around or over the head; "the earphones were held in place by a headband"
5.fillet - fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Verb1.fillet - decorate with a lace of geometric designs
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2.fillet - cut into filets; "filet the fish"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cut up, carve - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"

fillet

noun
A long narrow piece, as of material:
Translations
شَريحَة لَحم بِدون عَظْميُخْرِج العَظْم من اللحْميَنْزِعُ العِظَام
vykostitfiléřízek
=-filletfiletfileterefillerefillet
fileeratapyöristääfilee
filenarezati
filéz
flak; lundirflaka; úrbeina
・・・からヒレ肉を取るヒレ肉
살토막토막으로 썰다
filė
filejafilejas-
vykostiť
filéfilea
ชิ้นปลาหรือเนื้อที่ไม่มีกระดูกตัดชิ้นเนื้อโดยไม่มีกระดูกติด
filetofileto çıkarmakfileto kesmekbiftek
lóc phi-lêphi-lê

fillet

[ˈfɪlɪt]
A. N [of meat, fish] → filete m
B. VT [+ meat, fish] → cortar en filetes

fillet

[ˈfɪlɪt]
nfilet m
vtpréparer en filetsfillet steak n
(= joint) → filet m de bœuf
(on menu)bifteck m dans le filet
I had a fillet steak → J'ai mangé un bifteck dans le filet.

fillet

n
(Cook, of beef, fish) → Filet nt; fillet of beef/lambRinder-/Lammfilet nt
(for the hair) → (Haar)band nt
vt (Cook) → filetieren; filleted soleSeezungenfilet nt

fillet

[ˈfɪlɪt]
1. nfiletto
2. vt (meat) → disossare; (fish) → tagliare a filetti, sfilettare
filleted cod → filetti mpl di merluzzo

fillet

(ˈfilit) noun
a piece of meat or fish without bones. fillet of veal; cod fillet; (also adjective) fillet steak.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈfilleted
to remove the bones from (meat or fish).

fillet

شَرِيحَةٌ مِن اللَّحْمِ أَوْ السَّمَكِ بِدُونِ عَظْم, يَنْزِعُ العِظَام filé, vykostit filet, filetere Filet, filetieren κόβω σε φιλέτο, φιλέτο filete, filetear filee, fileerata découper en filets, filet file, narezati filetto, tagliare a fette ・・・からヒレ肉を取る, ヒレ肉 살토막, 토막으로 썰다 fileren, filet filet, filetere filet, sfiletować cortar em filé, cortar em filete, filé, filete готовить филе, филе filé, filea ชิ้นปลาหรือเนื้อที่ไม่มีกระดูก, ตัดชิ้นเนื้อโดยไม่มีกระดูกติด fileto, fileto kesmek lóc phi-lê, phi-lê 切片, 肉片
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Rebecca, Adam thought, as he took off his hat and saluted the pretty panorama,--Rebecca, with her tall slenderness, her thoughtful brow, the fire of young joy in her face, her fillet of dark braided hair, might have been a young Muse or Sibyl; and the flowery hayrack, with its freight of blooming girlhood, might have been painted as an allegorical picture of The Morning of Life.
Besides, here is a piquant FRICANDEAU and a fillet of beef.
The spell of the fair wind has a subtle power to scatter a white-winged company of ships looking all the same way, each with its white fillet of tumbling foam under the bow.
While they were waiting in the anteroom there entered from another apartment a young man uniformed similarly to the others with the exception that upon his head was a fillet of gold, in the front of which a single parrot feather rose erectly above his forehead.
His crown was a fillet supporting carved feathers of the same metal as the mask.
My hand wandered to the velvet cheek of the girl I had claimed as mine, and to her luxuriant hair and the golden fillet which bound it close to her shapely head.
A soft hide fell from her left shoulder to just below her left hip on one side and almost to her right knee on the other, a loose girdle was about her waist, and golden ornaments such as he had seen in the blue-and-white chest encircled her arms and legs, while a golden fillet with a triangular diadem bound her heavy hair above her brows.
The Indians generally have a fillet round their heads, but never any covering; and their black hair blowing across their swarthy faces, heightens to an uncommon degree the wildness of their appearance.
I took it up, and saw that she had made a green fillet such as she wore herself, and fastened it about its mimic eyes.
But glimpses were to be caught of a roast leg of pork bursting into tears of sage and onion in a metal reservoir full of gravy, of an unctuous piece of roast beef and blisterous Yorkshire pudding, bubbling hot in a similar receptacle, of a stuffed fillet of veal in rapid cut, of a ham in a perspiration with the pace it was going at, of a shallow tank of baked potatoes glued together by their own richness, of a truss or two of boiled greens, and other substantial delicacies.
Twemlow had first known Veneering at his club, where Veneering then knew nobody but the man who made them known to one another, who seemed to be the most intimate friend he had in the world, and whom he had known two days--the bond of union between their souls, the nefarious conduct of the committee respecting the cookery of a fillet of veal, having been accidentally cemented at that date.
bright are a thousand shades, Crimson splashes and slender blades With five white fillets bound.