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Definition of "meat" []

  • The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry. (noun)
  • The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut. (noun)
  • The essence, substance, or gist: the meat of the editorial. (noun)
  • Slang Something that one enjoys or excels in; a forte: Tennis is his meat. (noun)
  • Nourishment; food: "Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink” ( Edna St. Vincent Millay). (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.

Use "meat" in a sentence
  • "Cats are true carnivores….dogs are more omnivores, but do best on a heavy meat diet…..meat and fat….veggies only if they want/like them."
  • ""Yes," agreed Peaches enthusiastically, twisting away her head, "and I like the milk and the meat -- gee, I like the _meat_, only Mickey wouldn't give me but a tiny speck 'til he asked the Sunshine Nurse Lady.""
  • "Dried and salt meat and fish replenish what an Irish cook once described to me as "the _meat corner_ of the stomach.""