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steak

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noun \ˈstāk\

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

  1. 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. 2 :  ground beef prepared for cooking or for serving in the manner of a steak <hamburger steak>

Examples of steak

  1. I grilled a steak for dinner.

  2. 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

steak

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noun \ˈstāk\

Definition of steak

  1. 1 :  a thick slice of meat and especially beef

  2. 2 :  a thick slice of a large fish (as salmon)




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