Definitions of meat

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To supply with food. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Specifically, dinner; the chief meal. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. Animal flesh used as food; food in general; victuals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Anything eaten as food: the flesh of animals used as food. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Food; flesh for food. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The flesh of animals used as food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Victuals; nourishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The essence, gist, or pith of a subject. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Food; flesh used as food. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Food in general; anything eaten for nourishment; flesh of animals, to which the word is now generally restricted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. It does not appear that the word "meat" is used in any one instance in the Authorized Version of either the Old or New Testament in the sense which it now almost exclusively bears of animal food. The latter is denoted uniformly by "flesh." The word "meat," when our English version was made, meant food in general; or if any particular kind was designated, it referred to meal, flour or grain. The only real and inconvenient ambiguity caused by the change which has taken place in the meaning of the word is in the case of the "meat offering." [MEAT OFFERING] biblestudytools.com
  18. Dinner; the chief meal. dictgcide_fs
  19. m[=e]t, n. anything eaten as food, the edible part of anything: act of taking meat: (obs.) meal, flour: the flesh of animals used as food--sometimes beef, mutton, pork, veal, &c., as opposed to poultry, fish, &c.--ns. MEAT'-BIS'CUIT, a preparation of meat, made with meal into a biscuit; MEAT'INESS, quality of being meaty; MEAT'-OFF'ERING, a Jewish sacrificial offering of fine flour or first-fruits with oil and frankincense; MEAT'-PIE, a pie mainly made up of meat; MEAT'-SAFE, a receptacle for storing meat, walled with perforated zinc or gauze; MEAT'-SALES'MAN, one who sells meat, esp. to the retail butchers; MEAT'-TEA, a high tea, at which meat is served; MEAT'-TUB, a pickling-tub.--adj. MEAT'Y, full of meat: fleshy: pithy.--HANG MEAT, to hang up meat before cooking; SIT AT MEAT, to sit at table. [A.S. mete; Dut. met.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Animal muscular tissue prepared for food. See Beef. na
  21. Animal flesh as food, usu. (also butcher\'s m.) excluding fish& poultry; green m., grass, green vegetables, as food; (archaic) food of any kind; this was m. & drink (a great pleasure) to him; (archaic) meal, as before, after, m.; m.-safe, cupboard for storing m., usu. of wire gauze &c. (bibl.) m.-offering (R. V. meal-), sacrifice of flour& oil. Hence meatless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Food in general;— the flesh of animals used as food spiritual food or nourishment. Cabinet Dictionary

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