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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleshnoun

    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, fleshnoun

    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, fleshverb

    a soft moist part of a fruit

  4. fleshverb

    remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

Wiktionary

  1. fleshnoun

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

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

  2. fleshnoun

    Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.

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

  3. fleshnoun

    Animal tissue regarded as food; meat.

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

  4. fleshnoun

    The human body as a physical entity.

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

  5. fleshnoun

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

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

  6. fleshnoun

    The evil and corrupting principle working in man.

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

  7. fleshnoun

    The skin of a human or animal.

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

  8. fleshnoun

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

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

  9. fleshverb

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

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

  10. fleshverb

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

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

  11. fleshverb

    To put flesh on; to fatten.

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

  12. fleshverb

    To add details.

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

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

  13. fleshverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  2. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  3. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  4. Fleshnoun

    the human eace; mankind; humanity

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  5. Fleshnoun

    human nature

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  6. Fleshnoun

    in a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  7. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  8. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  9. Fleshnoun

    kindred; stock; race

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  10. Fleshnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  11. Fleshverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  12. Fleshverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

  13. Fleshverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flsc; akin to OFries. flsk, D. vleesch, OS. flsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. flsk.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flesh

    flesh, n. the soft substance which covers the bones of animals: animal food: the bodies of beasts and birds, not fish: the body, not the soul: animals or animal nature: mankind: kindred: bodily appetites: the present life: the soft substance of fruit: the part of a fruit fit to be eaten: (B.) man's visible nature (as opposed to Pneuma or Spirit), his human or bodily nature, the seat of sin, but not originally or necessarily evil.—v.t. to train to an appetite for flesh, as dogs for hunting: to accustom: to glut: to use upon flesh, as a sword, esp. for the first time.—ns. Flesh′-broth, broth made by boiling flesh; Flesh′-brush, a brush used for rubbing the skin to excite circulation; Flesh′-col′our, pale red, like the normal colour of the cheek of a child.—adj. Fleshed (flesht), having flesh: fat.—ns. Flesh′er (Scot.), a butcher; Flesh′-fly, a fly that deposits its eggs in and feeds on flesh; Flesh′hood (Mrs Browning), the state of being in the flesh; Flesh′-hook, a hook for drawing flesh from a pot; Flesh′iness.—n.pl. Flesh′ings, thin flesh-coloured dress worn by dancers, actors, &c.—adj. Flesh′less, without flesh: lean.—ns. Flesh′liness; Flesh′ling (Spens.), one wholly devoted to sensuality.—adj. Flesh′ly, corporeal: carnal: not spiritual—also adv. Flesh′ly-mind′ed, given to sensual pleasures: carnally-minded.—ns. Flesh′-meat, flesh of animals used for food; Flesh′ment (Shak.), act of fleshing or initiating, excitement arising from success; Flesh′monger, one who deals in flesh: (Shak.) a procurer, a pimp; Flesh′-pot, a pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked: (fig.) abundance of flesh, high living; Flesh′-pottery, sumptuous living; Flesh′-tint, the tint or colour that best represents the human body; Flesh′-worm, a worm that feeds on flesh; Flesh′-wound, a wound not reaching beyond the flesh.—adj. Flesh′y, fat: pulpy: plump.—An arm of flesh, human strength or help; In the flesh, in life, alive: (B.) under control of the lower nature. [A.S. flǽsc; cog. forms in all Teut. languages; Ger. fleisch, &c.]

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flesh in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flesh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of flesh in a Sentence

  1. John Kirby:

    It is not unusual -- and frankly it can be quite beneficial -- to advancing American interests for the spouse of a cabinet secretary to occasionally travel with him or her. The spouse often engages in separate encounters during such trips meeting with local officials and participating in cultural or educational engagements that flesh out and help inform America's foreign policy.

  2. Ramon Mata Gonzalez Jr:

    210809182019-The most difficult task, one has yet to face, besides death to their own flesh is; acknowledging, dying to and ultimately surrendering to what one, both, loves and hates more than anything in this world...their own worst enemy...themselves. Death is beautiful. However, Dying is the ugly part.-Ramon MGJr-211509182019 Think back for a second, a fear of sorts, that neither grips, nor taunts you. First jump(not dive) off the high dive. Now, think what is good, in you that you do best, only you can embrace it's passion, no longer. Like ripping a bandage off your hairy arm. Instant pain, relief, now freedom to harness what you no longer struggle to control. Self. Free, friend. Free indeed. Paz.

  3. Jamela Dunbar:

    Look at me all flesh and bones, head, arms, and legs, do you see a Monkey in my human flesh, and bones, because I am Black. Oh No No, said the Monkey, I don't talk.”

  4. Tim Forster:

    They're the writers and the stars, everything is under their control. They'll sit down with a few people in a room and talk about their ideas, the action and dialog. Someone jots it all down and we flesh it out.

  5. Vicki Bergquist:

    It’s a flesh-eating bacteria. She had severe wounds on her legs from that bacteria.

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    • A. squashy
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