What does meat mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meat(noun)

    the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

  2. kernel, meat(noun)

    the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

    "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"

  3. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

Wiktionary

  1. meat(Noun)

    Food, for animals or humans, especially solid food. See also meat and drink.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  2. meat(Noun)

    A type of food, a dish.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  3. meat(Noun)

    A meal.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  4. meat(Noun)

    The flesh of an animal used as food.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  5. meat(Noun)

    Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc.

    The apple looked fine on the outside, but the meat was not very firm.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  6. meat(Noun)

    a penis.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  7. meat(Noun)

    A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance.

    The butchery's profit rate on various meats varies greatly

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  8. meat(Noun)

    The best or most substantial part of something.

    We recruited him right from the meat of our competitor.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  9. meat(Noun)

    The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.).

    He hit it right on the meat of the bat.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  10. meat(Noun)

    A meathead.

    Throw it in here, meat.

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

  11. meat(Noun)

    A totem; metonymy for its owner(s).

    Etymology: From mete, cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, maz, Old Icelandic matr, Gothic mats, from a matiz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meat(noun)

    food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg

    Etymology: [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.]

  2. Meat(noun)

    the flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat

    Etymology: [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.]

  3. Meat(noun)

    specifically, dinner; the chief meal

    Etymology: [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.]

  4. Meat(verb)

    to supply with food

    Etymology: [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.]

Freebase

  1. Meat

    Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans are omnivorous, and have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals such as chickens, sheep, pigs and cattle, and eventually their use in meat production on an industrial scale. Meat is mainly composed of water and protein, and is usually eaten together with other food. Some types are edible raw, but is normally eaten after it has been cooked and seasoned or processed in a variety of ways. Unprocessed meat will spoil within hours or days. Spoilage is caused by the practically unavoidable infection and subsequent decomposition of meat by bacteria and fungi, which are borne by the animal itself, by the people handling the meat, and by their implements. Meat consumption varies worldwide, depending on cultural or religious preferences, as well as economic conditions. Vegetarians choose not to eat meat because of ethical, environmental, religious or health concerns that are associated with meat production and consumption. Most often, "meat" refers to skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as offal. Conversely, "meat" is sometimes also used in a more restrictive sense – the flesh of mammalian species raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and other seafood, poultry, and other animals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meat

    mēt, n. anything eaten as food, the edible part of anything: act of taking meat: (obs.) meal, flour: the flesh of animals used as food—sometimes beef, mutton, pork, veal, &c., as opposed to poultry, fish, &c.—ns. Meat′-bis′cuit, a preparation of meat, made with meal into a biscuit; Meat′iness, quality of being meaty; Meat′-off′ering, a Jewish sacrificial offering of fine flour or first-fruits with oil and frankincense; Meat′-pie, a pie mainly made up of meat; Meat′-safe, a receptacle for storing meat, walled with perforated zinc or gauze; Meat′-sales′man, one who sells meat, esp. to the retail butchers; Meat′-tea, a high tea, at which meat is served; Meat′-tub, a pickling-tub.—adj. Meat′y, full of meat: fleshy: pithy.—Hang meat, to hang up meat before cooking; Sit at meat, to sit at table. [A.S. mete; Dut. met.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Meat

    The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3040

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1617

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meat' in Nouns Frequency: #1167

Anagrams for meat »

  1. mate, maté

  2. tame

  3. meta, Meta

  4. team

  5. Maté

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of meat in a Sentence

  1. Jill Robinson:

    Previously, the Animal Protection Act only covered the slaughter and sale of dog and cat meat, but this amendment specifically prohibiting the actual consumption of dog meat today is welcome.

  2. Rachel Beck:

    I ate with a bib on so as not to spill taco meat all over my white dress, so that probably looked even stranger.

  3. Bette Davis:

    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

  4. Tom Zegan:

    I'd be a Vegetarian if I didn't have to give up eating meat.

  5. Les Otten:

    At the end of the day, there was more meat and there was less noise, to me, it came down between he and Jeb Bush. I think they were both great, but Kasich managed to stay out of the fray.

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