Definition of Meat

1. Noun. The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.

2. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Kernel
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Group relationships: Seed

3. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"

Definition of Meat

1. n. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg.

2. v. t. To supply with food.

Definition of Meat

1. Noun. (context: now archaic dialectal) Food, for animals or humans, especially solid food. See also (term meat and drink). (defdate from 8th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (rare) A type of food, a dish. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (context: now archaic) A meal. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The flesh of an animal used as food. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (slang) a penis. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

7. Noun. A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial) The best or most substantial part of something. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

9. Noun. (sports) The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.). (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

10. Noun. A meathead. ¹

11. Noun. (context: Australian Aboriginal) A totem; metonymy for its owner(s). ¹

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Definition of Meat

1. animal flesh used as food [n -S] : MEATED [adj]

Medical Definition of Meat

1. 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg. "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . To you it shall be for meat." (Gen. I. 29) "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you." (Gen. Ix. 3) 2. The flesh of animals used as food; especially, animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat. 3. Specifically, dinner; the chief meal. Meat biscuit. See Biscuit. Meat earth, vegetable mold. Meat fly. An offering of food, especially. Of a cake made of flour with salt and oil. To go to meat, to go to a meal. To sit at meat, to sit at the table in taking food. Origin: OE. Mete, AS. Mete; akin to OS. Mat, meti, D. Met hashed meat, G. Mettwurst sausage, OHG. Maz food, Icel. Matr, Sw. Mat, Dan. Mad, Goth. Mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meat

measures of location
measuring block
measuring cup
measuring device
measuring instrument
measuring jug
measuring rod
measuring stick
measuring system
measuring tape
measuring unit
measuring worm
measuring worms
meat-packing business
meat-packing industry
meat and potatoes
meat cleaver
meat counter
meat draw
meat grinder
meat hook

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