- The definition of meat is the inside of something or the part that has the most value or interest.
- An example of meat is the edible part of a walnut.
- An example of meat is the good part of a story.
- Meat is vulgar slang for a person’s body, in a strictly sexual view.
An example of meat is how a woman might describe her younger boyfriend.
- Meat is defined as a food that comes from mammals, or hair-covered animals that feed their young milk.
An example of meat is a steak.
These steaks are meat.
meat definition by Webster's New World
- food; esp., solid food, as distinguished from drink: now archaic or dialectal except in
- the flesh of animals used as food; esp., the flesh of mammals and, sometimes, of fowl
- Informal the flesh () of a person: not much meat on her bones
- the edible, inner part: the meat of a nut
- the substance, meaning, or gist: the meat of a story
- one's quarry
- Archaic a meal, esp. dinner
Origin: Middle English mete ; from Old English ; from Germanic an unverified form mad-, food, meat ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mad-, to be moist, trickle from source mast, Classical Greek mastos, breast
meat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
- The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut.
- The essence, substance, or gist: the meat of the editorial.
- Slang Something that one enjoys or excels in; a forte: Tennis is his meat.
- Nourishment; food: “Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink” (Edna St. Vincent Millay).
- Vulgar Slang a. The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.b. The genitals.
Origin: Middle English mete, from Old English, food.
meat - Phrases/Idioms