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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the soft substance of a vertebrate or other animal body between the skin and the skeleton, esp. muscular tissue.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. muscular and fatty tissue.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. this substance or tissue of animals as an article of food, usu. excluding fish and sometimes fowl; meat.

  4. excess fat; weight:

    to put on flesh.

  5. the body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul:

    The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

  6. the physical or animal nature of humankind as distinguished from its moral or spiritual nature.

  7. Ref: humankind .

  8. living creatures generally.

  9. a person's family or relatives.

  10. the soft, pulpy portion of a fruit or vegetable.

    Category: Botany

  11. the surface of the human body; skin.

    Category: Anatomy

  12. Ref: flesh color.

  13. (v.t.)to inflame the ardor or passions of by a foretaste.

  14. to overlay or cover (a skeletal frame) with flesh or a fleshlike substance.

  15. to give dimension or substance to (often fol. by out):

    The novelist fleshed out her characters.

  16. to remove adhering flesh from (hides) in leather manufacture.

  17. (v.i.)to become more substantial (usu. fol. by out).

Idioms for flesh:

  1. in the flesh,present and alive.

    Category: Idiom

  2. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flesh(noun)

    the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat

  2. 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"

  3. pulp, flesh(verb)

    a soft moist part of a fruit

  4. flesh(verb)

    remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flesh(noun)ɛʃ

    the soft matter beneath the skin

    a flesh wound

  2. fleshɛʃ

    the soft part inside a piece of fruit, vegetables, etc.

    a mango's orange flesh


  1. flesh(Noun)

    The soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.

  2. flesh(Noun)

    Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.

  3. flesh(Noun)

    Animal tissue regarded as food; meat.

  4. flesh(Noun)

    The human body as a physical entity.

  5. flesh(Noun)

    The mortal body of a human being, contrasted with the spirit or soul.

  6. flesh(Noun)

    The evil and corrupting principle working in man.

  7. flesh(Noun)

    The skin of a human or animal.

  8. flesh(Noun)

    The soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.

  9. flesh(Verb)

    To bury (something, especially a weapon) in flesh.

  10. flesh(Verb)

    To inure or habituate someone in or to a given practice.

  11. flesh(Verb)

    To put flesh on; to fatten.

  12. flesh(Verb)

    To add details.

    The writer had to go back and flesh out the climactic scene.

  13. flesh(Verb)

    to remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.

  14. Origin: From flæsc, from flaisk-, from pleh₁ḱ. Compare Old High German "fleisk" (German "Fleisch").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flesh(noun)

    the aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles

  2. Flesh(noun)

    animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish

  3. Flesh(noun)

    the human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person

  4. Flesh(noun)

    the human eace; mankind; humanity

  5. Flesh(noun)

    human nature

  6. Flesh(noun)

    in a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness

  7. Flesh(noun)

    in a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality

  8. Flesh(noun)

    the character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences

  9. Flesh(noun)

    kindred; stock; race

  10. Flesh(noun)

    the soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten

  11. Flesh(verb)

    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

  12. Flesh(verb)

    to glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom

  13. Flesh(verb)

    to remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides


  1. Flesh

    Flesh is a 1968 film directed by American filmmaker Paul Morrissey. Flesh is the first film of the "Paul Morrissey Trilogy" produced by Andy Warhol. The other films in the trilogy include Trash and Heat. All three have gained a cult following and are noted examples of the ideals and ideology of the time period. The film stars Joe Dallesandro as a hustler working on the streets of New York City. The movie highlights various Warhol superstars, in addition to being the film debuts of both Jackie Curtis and Candy Darling. Also appearing are Geraldine Smith as Joe's wife and Patti D'Arbanville as her lover.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flesh' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3717

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flesh' in Nouns Frequency: #1551

Anagrams of flesh

  1. shelf

Translations for flesh

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the soft substance (muscles etc) that covers the bones of animals.

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