Definition of meat
1a : food; especially : solid food as distinguished from drinkb : the edible part of something as distinguished from its covering (such 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 “food, meal,” going back to Old English, going back to Germanic *mati- (whence Old Saxon meti, mat “food,” Old High German maz, Old Norse matr, Gothic mats), perhaps going back to Indo-European *mod-i-, derivative of a verbal base *med- “become full,” whence Greek mestós “full, satiated”
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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