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meat

 (mēt)
n.
1. The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
2. The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut.
3. The essence, substance, or gist: the meat of the editorial.
4. Slang Something that one enjoys or excels in; a forte: Tennis is his meat.
5. Nourishment; food: "Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink" (Edna St. Vincent Millay).
6. Vulgar Slang
a. The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
b. The genitals.
Idiom:
meat and potatoes Informal
The fundamental parts or part; the basis.

[Middle English mete, from Old English, food.]

meat

(miːt)
n
1. (Cookery) the flesh of mammals used as food, as distinguished from that of birds and fish
2. (Cookery) anything edible, esp flesh with the texture of meat: crab meat.
3. (Cookery) food, as opposed to drink
4. the essence or gist
5. (Cookery) an archaic word for meal1
6. meat and drink a source of pleasure
7. have one's meat and one's manners informal Irish to lose nothing because one's offer is not accepted
[Old English mete; related to Old High German maz food, Old Saxon meti, Gothic mats]
ˈmeatless adj

meat

(mit)

n.
1. the flesh of animals as used for food.
2. the edible part of anything, as a nut.
3. the essential point or part; gist.
4. solid food: meat and drink.
5. substantial content; pith.
6. a favorite activity: Chess is my meat.
7. Slang. a person as a sexual object.
8. Archaic. the principal meal.
[before 900; Old English mete food, of Germanic orig.]

meat

- First meant "food, nourishment"—especially solid food as opposed to drink.
See also related terms for nourishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as foodmeat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
stew meat - tough meat that needs stewing to be edible
bird, fowl - the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
game - the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
dark meat - the flesh of the legs of fowl used as food
raw meat - uncooked meat
red meat - meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
cold cuts - sliced assorted cold meats
boeuf, beef - meat from an adult domestic bovine
carbonado - a piece of meat (or fish) that has been scored and broiled
halal - (Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah
jerked meat, jerky, jerk - meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
pemican, pemmican - lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians
veal, veau - meat from a calf
horseflesh, horsemeat - the flesh of horses as food
mouton, mutton - meat from a mature domestic sheep
lamb - the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
porc, pork - meat from a domestic hog or pig
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
sausage meat - any meat that is minced and spiced and cooked as patties or used to fill sausages
escargot, snail - edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
hexadecanoic acid, palmitic acid - a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
2.meat - the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stonemeat - the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
seed - a small hard fruit
3.meat - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
bare bones - (plural) the most basic facts or elements; "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
hypostasis - (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
haecceity, quiddity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessence - the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff - a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

meat

noun
1. food, provisions, nourishment, sustenance, eats (slang), fare, flesh, rations, grub (slang), subsistence, kai (N.Z. informal), chow (informal), nosh (slang), victuals, comestibles, provender, nutriment, viands Meat is relatively expensive.
2. gist, point, heart, core, substance, essence, nucleus, marrow, kernel, nub, pith The real meat of the conference was the attempt to agree on minimum standards.
Proverbs
"The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat"

Types and cuts of meat

bacon, baron of beef, Bath chap, beef, beef-ham, black pudding, bockwurst, boerewors, bratwurst, breast, brisket, cervelat, charqui, Chateaubriand, chicken, chipolata, chitterlings, chitlings, or chitlins, chop, chorizo, chuck or chuck steak, chump, cold cuts, collar, colonial goose, corned beef, crown roast, Cumberland sausage, cutlet, devon, duck, entrecôte, escalope, fillet, forehock, foreshank, game, gammon, gigot, goose, gristle, ham, haslet, hogg or hogget, hough or hock, kidney, knackwurst or knockwurst, lamb, lamb's fry, leg, lights, liver, liver sausage or (esp. U.S.) liverwurst, loin, Lorne sausage, square sausage, or square slice (Scot.), luncheon meat, médaillons, mince, minute steak, mortadella, mutton, noisette, numbles (archaic), offal, oxtail, oxtongue, Parma ham, parson's nose, pastrami, pemmican, pepperoni, pheasant, pigeon, polony, pope's eye, pork, porterhouse steak, prosciutto, rack, rib, rolled lamb, round, rump, saddle, salami, salt pork, sausage, saveloy, scrag, shank, shoulder, silverside, sirloin, skirt, Spam (trademark), sparerib, steak, stewing steak, sweetbread, T-bone, tenderloin, tongue, topside, tournedos, tripe, turkey, undercut, veal, venison

meat

noun
2. The most central and material part:
Law: gravamen.
Translations
لَحْملـَحْمُ
месо
masomasitý
kødkød-
liha
lihatavaraydinläskipää
meso
hús
kjöt
고기
carniscaro
kaip mėsosmėsiškasmėsos
gaļa
carne
meso
kött
เนื้อ
thịt

meat

[miːt]
A. N
1. (gen) → carne f; (= cold meat) → fiambre m
it's meat and drink to meno puedo vivir sin ello
one man's meat is another man's poisonlo que a uno cura a otro mata
2. (fig) → enjundia f, sustancia f
a book with some meat in itun libro con enjundia or sustancia
B. CPD meat eater N (= person) → persona f que come carne (Zool) → carnívoro/a m/f
we're not meat eatersno comemos carne
meat extract Nextracto m de carne
meat grinder N (US) → máquina f de picar carne
meat hook Ngancho m carnicero
meat industry Nindustria f cárnica
meat loaf N rollo de carne picada sazonado, cocido y servido como fiambre
meat pie Npastel m de carne; (individual) → empanada f
meat products Nproductos mpl cárnicos
meat safe N (Brit) → fresquera f

meat

[ˈmiːt] n (= food) → viande f
I don't eat meat → Je ne mange pas de viande.
cold meats (British)viandes froides
see also crab meat meat products

meat

n
Fleisch nt; cold meatkalter Braten; (= sausage)Wurst f; assorted cold meatsAufschnitt m
(old: = food) → Essen nt, → Speise f (liter); food and drinkSpeise und Trank; one man’s meat is another man’s poison (Prov) → des einen Freud, des andern Leid (Prov)
(fig: of argument, book) → Substanz f; a book with some meat in itein aussagestarkes Buch

meat

in cpdsFleisch-;
meatball
nFleischkloß m
meat-chopper
n
(= knife)Hackmesser nt
(= mincer)Fleischhackmaschine f, → Fleischwolf m
meat-grinder
n (US) → Fleischwolf m
meathead
n (US inf) → Dummkopf m
meat loaf
n˜ Fleischkäse m
meat market
n
(for animals) → Viehmarkt m
(pej inf) (for people) → Aufreißschuppen m (inf); (= beauty contest etc)Fleischbeschau f (inf)
meat meal
nFleischmehl nt
meatpacker
n (US Comm) → Arbeiter(in) m(f)in der Fleischverarbeitung
meatpacking
n (US Comm) → Fleischverarbeitung f; (= industry)Fleischverarbeitungsindustrie f
meat products
plFleisch- und Wurstwaren pl
meat safe
nFliegenschrank m

meat

[miːt] ncarne f
cold meats (Brit) → affettati mpl
meat and drink → da mangiare e da bere
this is meat and drink to them (fig) → questo per loro è una delizia
one man's meat is another man's poison (proverb) → ciò che giova a uno nuoce a un altro

meat

(miːt) noun
the flesh of animals or birds used as food. She does not eat meat; (also adjective) What did you have for the meat course?
ˈmeaty adjective
1. full of (animal) meat. a meaty soup/stew.
2. (tasting, smelling etc) like meat. This smells meaty.

meat

لـَحْمُ maso kød Fleisch κρέας carne liha viande meso carne 고기 vlees kjøtt mięso carne мясо kött เนื้อ et thịt

meat

n carne f; dark — carne oscura; organ meats vísceras; red — carne roja; white — carne blanca
References in classic literature ?
There was a chunk of meat among other things, a gristly piece, seeing which Mr.
On Sundays she gave us as much chicken as we could eat, and on other days we had ham or bacon or sausage meat.
She went in to give directions to the cook, to say that the butcher would have to bring much less meat, that they would require only half their usual quantity of bread, of milk and groceries.
While Hawkeye and the Indians lighted their fire and took their evening's repast, a frugal meal of dried bear's meat, the young man paid a visit to that curtain of the dilapidated fort which looked out on the sheet of the Horican.
On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.
John says I musn't lose my strength, and has me take cod liver oil and lots of tonics and things, to say nothing of ale and wine and rare meat.
His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.
But the fare was of the most substantial kind --not only meat and potatoes, but dumplings; good heavens
And I'll have the meat pie ready for an early tea instead of for dinner," said Polly; and away she went, while he made his preparations to the tune of "Polly's the woman and no mistake", of which tune he was very fond.
Those who were still older, and could reach the tables, marched about munching contentedly at meat bones and bologna sausages.
Tom, whose great heavy mouth had stood ajar during this communication, now suddenly snapped it together, as a big dog closes on a piece of meat, and seemed to be digesting the idea at his leisure.
For, sir, said they, the most part of us have been here this seven year their prisoners, and we have worked all manner of silk works for our meat, and we are all great gentle-women born, and blessed be the time, knight, that ever thou wert born;for thou hast done the most worship that ever did knight in the world, that will we bear record, and we all pray you to tell us your name, that we may tell our friends who delivered us out of prison.