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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

Wiktionary

  1. flesh(Noun)

    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. flesh(Noun)

    Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.

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

  3. flesh(Noun)

    Animal tissue regarded as food; meat.

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

  4. flesh(Noun)

    The human body as a physical entity.

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

  5. flesh(Noun)

    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. flesh(Noun)

    The evil and corrupting principle working in man.

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

  7. flesh(Noun)

    The skin of a human or animal.

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

  8. flesh(Noun)

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

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

  9. flesh(Verb)

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

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

  10. flesh(Verb)

    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. flesh(Verb)

    To put flesh on; to fatten.

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

  12. flesh(Verb)

    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. flesh(Verb)

    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. 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

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. Flesh(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Flesh(verb)

    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. Flesh(verb)

    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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  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

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Numerology

  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. Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    There are things I could have handled on the ground much better, these are sensitive environments, there are very emotional environments; prime ministers are flesh and blood too in how they engage with people.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.

  3. Jane Greer:

    Texting is precarious for a lot of people in relationships because it’s hard to flesh out our genuine expressions, when one person is less interactive, the expectation is not matched by the reality for the other, and this can lead to disappointment and a feeling of disconnection.

  4. Marie Baronnet:

    The '80s were really the era where all the glamour kind of disappeared and what the audience wanted was more flesh always, all of those women always described in the interview how it was difficult to transition between the '70s and the '80s, where the glamour was no longer there and the bosses of the clubs were asking them to get rid of the costumes and actually show more.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Constant rebirth in reincarnation and the wheel of samsara, Life is a bio-quantum incubator for the accelerated growth of personality, a hyper accelerated awareness for a century, which seems to have lived an eternity, in a chamber in which the gas of someone else's madness. Eternity in the asylum of the human world drives even the most reasonable ones crazy. Others evolve and transform into angels in human flesh. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. transpire
    • B. summon
    • C. abduct
    • D. famish

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