\ ˈstāk How to pronounce steak (audio) \
plural steaks

Definition of steak

1a : a slice of meat cut from a fleshy part of a beef carcass
b : a similar slice of a specified meat other than beef ham steak
c : a cross-section slice of a large fish swordfish steak
d : a thick slice or piece of a non-meat food especially when prepared or served in the manner of a beef steak tofu/portobello steaks a cauliflower steak
2a : ground beef prepared for cooking or for serving in the manner of a steak hamburger steak
b : a non-meat food formed into a patty and cooked lentil steak wild mushroom steak

Examples of steak in a Sentence

I grilled a steak for dinner. We had steak and potatoes for dinner.
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First Known Use of steak

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for steak

Middle English steke, from Old Norse steik; akin to Old Norse steikja to roast on a stake, stik stick, stake — more at stick

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\ ˈstāk How to pronounce steak (audio) \

Kids Definition of steak

1 : a thick slice of meat and especially beef
2 : a thick slice of a large fish

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