What does Bacon mean?

Definitions for Bacon
ˈbeɪ kənba·con

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baconnoun

    back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried

  2. Bacon, Roger Baconnoun

    English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)

  3. Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albansnoun

    English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)


  1. baconnoun

    Cured meat from the sides, belly or back of a pig, particularly, or sometimes other animals.

  2. baconnoun

    Thin slices of the above in long strips.

  3. Etymology: From bacon, from bacon, bacun, from Old Low *, from bakkōn, from bhAg-. Cognate with bahho, bacho (compare Bache, Bachen), baco, bake, bæc. More at back.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Baconnoun

    Etymology: probably from baken, that is, dried flesh.

    High o’er the hearth a chine of bacon hung,
    Good old Philemon seiz’d it with a prong,
    Then cut a slice. John Dryden, Fables.

    What frightens you thus? my good son! says the priest;
    You murder’d, are sorry, and have been confest.
    O father! my sorrow will scarce save my bacon;
    For ’twas not that I murder’d, but that I was taken. Matthew Prior.


  1. Bacon

    Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork made from various cuts, typically the belly or less fatty parts of the back. It is eaten as a side dish (particularly in breakfasts), used as a central ingredient (e.g., the bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (BLT)), or as a flavouring or accent (as in bacon bits in a salad). Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, including venison and pheasant, and may also be used to insulate or flavour roast joints by being layered onto the meat. The word is derived from the Proto-Germanic *bakkon, meaning "back meat". Meat from other animals, such as beef, lamb, chicken, goat, or turkey, may also be cut, cured, or otherwise prepared to resemble bacon, and may even be referred to as, for example, "turkey bacon". Such use is common in areas with significant Jewish and Muslim populations as both religions prohibit the consumption of pork. Vegetarian bacons such as "soy bacon" also exist.


  1. bacon

    Bacon is a type of meat product prepared from pork and usually cured, often with a variety of seasonings. Traditionally, it comes from the sides, back, or belly of a pig. It is typically cooked by pan-frying or baking until it reaches a crispy state. The cooked meat is commonly used in breakfast meals or added to salads and sandwiches for its distinct salty and savory flavor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baconnoun

    the back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh


  1. Bacon

    Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon. Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, or it may be boiled or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon is typically cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but may be cooked further before eating. Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United States, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly. The side cut has more meat and less fat than the belly. Bacon may be prepared from either of two distinct back cuts: fatback, which is almost pure fat, and pork loin, which is very lean. Bacon-cured pork loin is known as back bacon. Bacon may be eaten smoked, boiled, fried, baked, or grilled, or used as a minor ingredient to flavour dishes. Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, e.g. venison, pheasant. The word is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "buttock", "ham" or "side of bacon", and cognate with the Old French bacon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bacon

    bā′kn, n. swine's flesh salted or pickled and dried: (Shak.) a rustic, 'chaw-bacon.'—To save or sell one's bacon, i.e. one's own flesh or body. [O. Fr. bacon, of Teut. origin; cf. Old High Ger. bahho, bacho; Ger. bache.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BACON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bacon is ranked #1181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bacon surname appeared 29,860 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Bacon.

    74.9% or 22,377 total occurrences were White.
    18.3% or 5,482 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 687 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 663 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 373 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 278 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bacon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3517

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bacon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bacon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Bacon in a Sentence

  1. The Briton:

    It's officially summer break, and the only day I can eat whatever I want, so that calls for pancakes and bacon.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    Give me Red Vines and ginger snaps, a triple cheeseburger with bacon. Give me two shots of Jack and an empty bottle on the table. Give me clubbing hard, museums by day and dancing by night, independent cinemas and theaters galore, frolicking in the ocean and jumping from planes. Give me wine, women and whiskey – that pansy afterlife junk ain’t for me. I wanna live life hard. Come on, give it to me!

  3. Christopher Gardner:

    It’s hard to adhere to a diet in a society which allows ultraprocessed comfort foods like bacon-on-a-stick to be the norm, and asking society to change a major tenant of everyday living is going to be very challenging, but I would also tell you the plant-based food movement is the fastest-growing food movement in the country.

  4. Javier Larios:

    #Blue Lives Matter. he always orders his Blue Cheese Bacon Burger.

  5. Kaleigh McMordie:

    Processed meats, such as sausages, bacon and hot dogs, are some of the worst offenders when it comes to heart health, mostly because of the sodium content and chemical preservatives in them. Studies have linked higher processed meat intake to higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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