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Definitions of beef

  1. complain; "What was he hollering about?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Black cattle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. cattle that are reared for their meat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, B. taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Applied colloquially to human flesh. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The flesh of an ox, bull, or cow, when killed for food; the name applied in a cattle country to an ox, cow, or bull when full grown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The flesh of an ox or cow:-pl. BEEVES, used in orig. sense, oxen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The flesh of horned cattle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The flesh of a slaughtered adult bovine animal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Any adult bovine animal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The flesh of animals of the ox, bull, or cow kind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for beef

  1. All the beef to the heels were in. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. The Boer carries on his horse one hundred rounds of ammunition, and rations of sun- dried beef sufficient for four days. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
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