meat: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mēt), [key]
— n.
  1. the flesh of animals as used for food.
  2. the edible part of anything, as a fruit or nut: Crack the walnuts and remove the meats.
  3. the essential point or part of an argument, literary work, etc.; gist; crux: The meat of the play is the jealousy between the two brothers.
  4. solid food: meat and drink.
  5. solid or substantial content; pith: The article was full of meat, with few wasted words.
  6. a favorite occupation, activity, etc.: Chess in his meat.
  7. pork, esp. bacon.
  8. . penis.
  9. the principal meal: to say grace before meat.
    1. a person regarded merely as a sex object.
    2. a person, as a prizefighter or laborer, regarded merely as a strong or useful physical specimen.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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