Definition of meat
1a : food; especially : solid food as distinguished from drinkb : the edible part of something as distinguished from its covering (as a husk or shell)
5 : favorite pursuit or interest
meatedplay \ˈmē-təd\ adjective
Examples of meat in a sentence
The restaurant serves a variety of meats.
The real meat of the book is found in its discussion of his economic plan.
Origin and Etymology of meat
Middle English mete, from Old English; akin to Old High German maz food
First Known Use: before 12th century
MEAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meat for English Language Learners
: the flesh of an animal used as food
: a type of meat
: the part of something (such as a nut) that can be eaten
MEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of meat for Students
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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