steak

noun \ ˈstāk \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of steak

1 a : 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
2 : ground beef prepared for cooking or for serving in the manner of a steak
  • hamburger steak

Examples of steak in a Sentence

  1. I grilled a steak for dinner.

  2. We had steak and potatoes for dinner.

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Origin and Etymology of steak

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



STEAK Defined for English Language Learners

steak

noun

Definition of steak for English Language Learners

  • : a thick, flat piece of meat and especially beef

  • : a thick, flat piece of fish

  • : beef that is cut into small pieces and used for stews, casseroles, etc.


STEAK Defined for Kids

steak

noun \ ˈstāk \

Definition of steak for Students

1 : a thick slice of meat and especially beef
2 : a thick slice of a large fish (as salmon)


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