Meaning of bacon

ba•con

Pronunciation: (bā'kun), [key]
— n.
  1. the back and sides of the hog, salted and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food.
  2. Also calledpork cured in brine; salt pork.
  3. Our governor went to Washington to appeal for disaster relief and brought home the bacon—$40 million.
    1. to provide for material needs; earn a living.
    2. to accomplish a task; be successful or victorious:Our governor went to Washington to appeal for disaster relief and brought home the bacon—$40 million.
  4. to allow one to accomplish a desired end; spare one from injury or loss: Quick thinking saved our bacon.

Ba•con

Pronunciation: (bā'kun), [key]
— n.
  1. (Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans), 1561–1626, English essayist, philosopher, and statesman.
  2. 1910–92, English painter, born in Ireland.
  3. 1866–1924, U.S. architect.
  4. 1647–76, American colonist, born in England: leader of a rebellion in Virginia 1676.
  5. (“The Admirable Doctor”), 1214?–94?, English philosopher and scientist.
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