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)

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baconnoun

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

Freebase

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

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Numerology

  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. J.M. Barrie:

    I know not, sir whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.

  2. Christine Pittman:

    Use full-length bacon, not center-cut, because you’re going to cut the strips in half, and you want it to be long enough to go all the way around.

  3. Colin Kelly:

    For the Trump it was quite easy, because American burgers are an American staple and Mr. Trump himself is very extravagant, so thats why we went with double beef, double bacon, double cheese, fried pickles, and then we added the chicken floss, which represents his hair, which is one of Mr. Trumps most noticeable features.

  4. Javier Larios:

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

  5. Reyzan Shali:

    Many don’t know that the World Health Organization has classified bacon in the same category as tobacco when it comes to carcinogenesis, we have done a good job asking people to give up tobacco, but how come we have not done a good job asking people to not eat bacon?

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