Definitions for FLESHflɛʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the soft substance of a vertebrate or other animal body between the skin and the skeleton, esp. muscular tissue.
muscular and fatty tissue.
this substance or tissue of animals as an article of food, usu. excluding fish and sometimes fowl; meat.
excess fat; weight:
to put on flesh.
the body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul:
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
the physical or animal nature of humankind as distinguished from its moral or spiritual nature.
Ref: humankind .
living creatures generally.
a person's family or relatives.
the soft, pulpy portion of a fruit or vegetable.
the surface of the human body; skin.
Ref: flesh color.
(v.t.)to inflame the ardor or passions of by a foretaste.
to overlay or cover (a skeletal frame) with flesh or a fleshlike substance.
to give dimension or substance to (often fol. by out):
The novelist fleshed out her characters.
to remove adhering flesh from (hides) in leather manufacture.
(v.i.)to become more substantial (usu. fol. by out).
Idioms for flesh:
in the flesh,present and alive.
press the flesh,Informal. to shake hands.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of flesh:
bef. 900; ME flesc, OE flǣsc; c. OS flēsk, OHG fleisc, ON flesk bacon
the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(noun)
alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
a soft moist part of a fruit
remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the soft matter beneath the skin
a flesh wound
the soft part inside a piece of fruit, vegetables, etc.
a mango's orange flesh
The soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.
Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.
Animal tissue regarded as food; meat.
The human body as a physical entity.
The mortal body of a human being, contrasted with the spirit or soul.
The evil and corrupting principle working in man.
The skin of a human or animal.
The soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.
To bury (something, especially a weapon) in flesh.
To inure or habituate someone in or to a given practice.
To put flesh on; to fatten.
To add details.
The writer had to go back and flesh out the climactic scene.
to remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.
Origin: From flæsc, from flaisk-, from pleh₁ḱ. Compare Old High German "fleisk" (German "Fleisch").
the aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles
animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish
the human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person
the human eace; mankind; humanity
in a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness
in a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality
the character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences
kindred; stock; race
the soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten
to feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time
to glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom
to remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides
Translations for FLESH
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the soft substance (muscles etc) that covers the bones of animals.
- carnePortuguese (BR)
- das FleischGerman
- meso (životinjsko)Croatian
- hold; kjötIcelandic
- (사람, 동물의) 살, 고기Korean
- miesa; gaļaLatvian
- (сырое) мясоRussian
- kött, hullSwedish
- 肉Chinese (Trad.)
- 肉Chinese (Simp.)
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