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.
Recent Examples of meat from the Web
The meat of the book, though, is in Franken’s run for Senate in 2008, and his subsequent tenure.
In the meantime, research suggests several ways to lower levels of carcinogens in your meat.
The lunch special, meat and a heaping pile of rice, beans and sweet plantains, costs $10.90 and comes with a soda, like Materva Yerba Mate or Colombiana.
Also, the wine's tealike tannins will cut through the richness of the meat.
Meanwhile, leather and meat industry groups said the ban could push them out of business.
In March, JBS was roped into another investigation when one of its plants, along with 20 other meatpackers, were accused to bribing federal inspectors to approve the sale of tainted meat.
Saud, a top executive at the world’s largest meat processor, JBS, opened two companies in Malta in 2010 with the son of Paraguay’s ex-president and a Brazilian real estate investor once convicted for election tampering.
That half of your audience does not place value on reading a narrative-style document and, instead, plows right into the meat of the resume.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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