Simple Definition of meat
: the flesh of an animal used as food
: a type of meat
: the part of something (such as a nut) that can be eaten
Full Definition of meat
1 a : food; especially : solid food as distinguished from drink b : the edible part of something as distinguished from its covering (as a husk or shell)
5 : favorite pursuit or interest
Examples of meat
The restaurant serves a variety of meats.
The real meat of the book is found in its discussion of his economic plan.
Origin of meat
Middle English mete, from Old English; akin to Old High German maz food
First Known Use: before 12th century
MEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of meat
1 : the flesh of an animal used as food Hint: The word meat often does not include the flesh of fish or seafood.
2 : solid food as distinguished from drink
3 : the part of something that can be eaten <nut meats>
4 : the most important part : substance <Get to the meat of the story.>
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