What does tenderloin mean?

Definitions for tenderloin
ˈtɛn dərˌlɔɪnten·der·loin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat zone, tenderloinnoun

    a city district known for its vice and high crime rate

  2. tenderloin, undercutnoun

    the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column


  1. tenderloinnoun

    The tenderest part of a loin of meat, especially of pork or beef


  1. tenderloin

    Tenderloin is a cut of meat, specifically the area along the spine of an animal, such as beef, pork, venison, or lamb, that is considered the most tender part as it comes from the muscle area that does not do a lot of work. It is often used for roasting or prepared as a steak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenderloinnoun

    a strip of tender flesh on either side of the vertebral column under the short ribs, in the hind quarter of beef and pork. It consists of the psoas muscles


  1. Tenderloin

    The Tenderloin is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, California, in the flatlands on the southern slope of Nob Hill, situated between the Union Square shopping district to the northeast and the Civic Center office district to the southwest. It encompasses about 50 square blocks and a conservative description has it bounded on the north by Geary Street, on the east by Mason Street, on the south by Market Street and on the west by Van Ness Avenue. The northern boundary with Lower Nob Hill historically has been set at Geary Street. The terms Tenderloin Heights or The Tendernob refer to the area around the indefinite boundary between the Upper Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill. The eastern extent, near Union Square, overlaps with the Theater District. Part of the western extent of the Tenderloin, Larkin and Hyde Streets between Turk and O'Farrell, was officially named "Little Saigon" by the City of San Francisco.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenderloin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenderloin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tenderloin in a Sentence

  1. Dan Zehr:

    This simple roast turkey tenderloin is a trimmed-down and simplified version of the full monty. Platter Talk’s perfect for people who are n’t expert chefs or those who are having a smaller Thanksgiving celebration, you can make Platter Talk in well under an hour and at a fraction of the cost of preparing a traditional whole turkey.

  2. George GascónThe DA:

    If you are the mom or dad who wants to participate in the kids' school activities and they're being told you can't go to that field trip because you have a felony conviction because you sold a nickel bag in the Tenderloin 10 years ago, that's the people that we care about, this partnership also helps to address wrongs caused by the failed war on drugs, felt most strongly by communities of color.

  3. San Francisco:

    Since the emergency was declared, thousands of people have been referred to health and human services, hundreds have received shelter, and tons and tons of trash and debris have been removed from the streets, while we’ve made noticeable progress, we’ve made a commitment to the Tenderloin community and we’re continuing our emergency response.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.

  5. Randy Shaw:

    When you don't arrest drug dealers and you don't have visible police, more drug dealers say ‘Hey, this is a great place to do business,’ it's just been completely out of control for two years now. I don't think there's any place in the United States that matches what we have in the Tenderloin.

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