An example of meat is how a woman might describe her younger boyfriend.
Tennis is his meat.
An example of meat is a steak.
The meat of the editorial.
The meat of a nut.
An example of meat is the edible part of a walnut.
An example of meat is the good part of a story.
The meat of a story.
Not much meat on her bones.
The butchery's profit rate on various meats varies greatly.
We recruited him right from the meat of our competitor.
- The fundamental parts or part; the basis.
- something that one especially enjoys or is skillful at
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Origin of meat
- Middle English mete from Old English food
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mete, from Old English mete (“meat, food"), from Proto-Germanic *matiz (“food"), from Proto-Indo-European *mad- (“to drip, ooze; grease, fat"). Cognate with Frisian mete, Old Saxon meti, Old High German maz (“food"), Old Icelandic matr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍄𐍃 (mats), from a Proto-Germanic *matiz. A -ja- derivation from the same base is found in Middle Dutch and Middle Low German met (“lean pork"), whence Modern Low German Mett (“minced meat") (whence 16th c. German Mettwurst (“a kind of sausage"))