Definition of "flesh" []

  • The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate, covering the bones and consisting mainly of skeletal muscle and fat. (noun)
  • The surface or skin of the human body. (noun)
  • The meat of animals as distinguished from the edible tissue of fish or fowl. (noun)
  • Botany The pulpy, usually edible part of a fruit or vegetable. (noun)
  • Excess fatty tissue; plumpness. (noun)
  • The soft part of the body of an animal or human, esp muscular tissue, as distinct from bone and viscera (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Excess weight; fat (noun)
  • The edible tissue of animals as opposed to that of fish or, sometimes, fowl; meat (noun)
  • The thick usually soft part of a fruit or vegetable, as distinct from the skin, core, stone, etc (noun)
  • The human body and its physical or sensual nature as opposed to the soul or spirit (noun)
  • Mankind in general (noun)
  • Animate creatures in general (noun)
  • One's own family; kin (esp in the phrase one's own flesh and blood) (noun)
  • A yellowish-pink to greyish-yellow colour (noun)
  • Belief on the physical plane which is considered erroneous, esp the belief that matter has sensation (noun)
  • Of or relating to the inner or under layer of a skin or hide (noun)
  • To stimulate the hunting instinct of (hounds or falcons) by giving them small quantities of raw flesh (verb)
  • To wound the flesh of with a weapon (verb)
  • To accustom or incite to bloodshed or battle by initial experience (verb)
  • To remove the flesh layer of (a hide or skin) (verb)
  • To fatten; fill out (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flesh" in a sentence
  • "” Paul, too, says, “Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh” (2 Cor.x. 3), and “The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Gal. ii."
  • "Scrape the leftover pumpkin flesh from the skins, and remove the burnt, papery skins from the onions."
  • "The word flesh made Eliza aware of the flecks of pink and cream paint that lingered on the portrait in the grooves of the artists final strokes."