The definition of a steak is a slice of meat, especially beef or fish.
An example of a steak is a broiled thick slice of beef.
- a slice of meat, esp. beef, or of a large fish, cut thick for broiling or frying
- ground beef formed into a patty for broiling or frying
Origin of steakMiddle English steike ; from Old Norse steik ; from base of steikja, to roast on a spit: for Indo-European base see stick
- A slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick and across the muscle grain and served broiled or fried.
- A thick slice of a large fish cut across the body.
- A patty of ground meat broiled or fried.
Origin of steakMiddle English steike, from Old Norse steik; see steig- in Indo-European roots.
- A slice of beef, broiled or cut for broiling.
- By extension, a slice of meat of other large animals; as venison steak, bear steak, pork steak, turtle steak.
From Old Norse steik (“roast”).