Simple Definition of steak
: a thick, flat piece of meat and especially beef
: a thick, flat piece of fish
: beef that is cut into small pieces and used for stews, casseroles, etc.
Full Definition of steak
1a : a slice of meat cut from a fleshy part of a beef carcassb : a similar slice of a specified meat other than beef <ham steak>c : a cross-section slice of a large fish <swordfish steak>
2 : ground beef prepared for cooking or for serving in the manner of a steak <hamburger steak>
Examples of steak
I grilled a steak for dinner.
We had steak and potatoes for dinner.
Origin of steak
Middle English steke, from Old Norse steik; akin to Old Norse steikja to roast on a stake, stik stick, stake — more at stick
First Known Use: 15th century
STEAK Defined for Kids
Definition of steak
1 : a thick slice of meat and especially beef
2 : a thick slice of a large fish (as salmon)
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