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fi·let 1

 (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
1. A net or lace with a simple pattern of squares.
2. Needlework done on a background of this net.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of fil, thread, from Latin fīlum; see file1.]

fi·let 2

 (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
Variant of fillet..
Variant of fillet..


(ˈfɪlɪt; ˈfɪleɪ; French filɛ)
(Cookery) a variant spelling of fillet1, fillet2, fillet3
[C20: from French: net, from Old Provençal filat, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]


(fɪˈleɪ, ˈfɪl eɪ)
net or lace of square mesh.
[1905–10; < French: net, mesh, probably alter of filé, n. use of past participle of filer; see file1, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beeffilet - 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.filet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fishfilet - 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.filet - lace having a square mesh
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
Verb1.filet - 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.filet - 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"
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Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.
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Though the sandwich, which consists of a fried breaded fish filet topped with tarter sauce and cheese, can be ordered and enjoyed year-round, a McDonald's spokesman (http://time.
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com)-- Ever hear of a soldier eating filet mignon and sipping fine French wine during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War?
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a chef-owned continental-style bistro in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, where beef Wellington and filet mignon are specialties and chef Damon Presswood is wise enough to buy whole beef filets that are trimmed out in his own kitchen, so he knows he's serving exactly the quality wanted.
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