bacon

noun
ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən, sometimes -kᵊŋ \

Definition of bacon

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : a side of a pig cured and smoked also : the thin strips cut from bacon
b : thin strips of meat other than pork that is cured and smoked turkey bacon
2 : money specifically : money gained through employment or legislation usually used in the phrase bring home the bacon

Bacon

biographical name (1)
Ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən \

Definition of Bacon (Entry 2 of 5)

Francis 1561–1626 1st Baron Verulam \ ˈver-​(y)ə-​ləm \ Viscount St. Albans \ sānt-​ˈȯl-​bənz , sənt-​\ English philosopher

Bacon

biographical name (2)

Definition of Bacon (Entry 3 of 5)

Francis 1909–1992 British (Irish-born) painter

Bacon

biographical name (3)

Definition of Bacon (Entry 4 of 5)

Nathaniel 1647–1676 American colonial leader

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Definition of Bacon (Entry 5 of 5)

Roger circa 1220–1292 English philosopher and scientist

Examples of bacon in a Sentence

Noun

We ate bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Budget discipline in Congress eroded as members faced pressure to bring home the bacon to 535 separate constituencies. John Steele Gordon, WSJ, "Why We Have So Many Shutdowns," 16 Jan. 2019 Arrange on a wire rack on a baking sheet and pre-bake in a preheated 400F oven until the bacon is cooked and the carrots are tender, about 20-30 minutes, glazing with the maple syrup half way through. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "3 Fancy But Easy BBQ Recipes to Grill Before Summer Is Over," 30 Aug. 2018 Ladle chowder into bowls and sprinkle with the bacon and chives. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2018 farmers markets in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin," 1 May 2018 The Italian bacon rested on metal bars that formed a sort of constellation on top of the table that had richly marbled hues of turquoise, deep sea blue and frothy white. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A new dinner with Indy's best chefs is selling out at $150 a plate. Here's why.," 19 Mar. 2018 There's plenty of room to think outside the sandwich here, with fillings like sliced apples and cheddar; bacon and tomato; or ham and pineapple. Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "School's out for summer! Now what? Simplify with these 6 tips for parents," 18 June 2018 While American prefer ribs and bacon, pork shoulder and legs (used for ham) are central to some of Mexico's most popular dishes, including tacos al pastor and carnitas. NBC News, "Mexico will impose 20 percent tariffs on U.S. pork," 5 June 2018 Southern Burger, a beef patty topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onion and bacon. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney Springs forming limited-time bourbon trail," 27 Apr. 2018 Add onion, bacon, and 1 1/2 cups Cheddar to Basic Quick Bread Dough and stir until combined. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Bacon-Cheddar Mini Loaves," 4 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of bacon

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bacon

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bahho side of bacon, bah back — more at back

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bacon

noun
ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən \

Kids Definition of bacon

: salted and smoked meat from the sides and the back of a pig

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