steak

noun
\ 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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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse knows how to bring wine and steak together for every occasion. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "20+ Restaurants Open on Memorial Day That Your Family Will Love," 13 May 2019 Henry Baines Sauce Mix the chutney, pickled walnuts, if using, ketchup, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 Meanwhile, pat steaks dry with a paper towel, then rub with paprika and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper; shake off any excess. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Smoked Paprika Steak and Lentils with Spinach," 19 Dec. 2018 In March 2016, Hunter allegedly spent $462.46 in funds at a restaurant for a bachelor party -- that bill was for 30 shots of tequila and one steak. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty, claims indictment 'politically motivated'," 23 Aug. 2018 Dinner came and went, and wine glasses seemed magically replenished as everyone dined on steaks or the catch of the day. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "To Celebrate Their New Resort Line, Camilla Stærk and Helena Christensen Host a Rum-Soaked and Sun-Dappled Weekend in Puerto Rico," 18 Apr. 2019 Cacio e pepe, artisanal pizza, French onion mac n' cheese, and porter house steaks. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside Gigi Hadid’s Chic Alpine Getaway to Jackson Hole," 2 Apr. 2019 Serve steak topped with sauce and potatoes alongside. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Strip Steak With Lemon Mashed Potatoes," 15 Mar. 2019 Sit outside on the veranda and order the Ambrosia Burger with its special sauce on steak roll bun. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "Big Sur Blends Rustic Charm With Sleek Design," 12 Feb. 2019

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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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steak

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steak

: a thick, flat piece of meat and especially beef
: a thick, flat piece of fish
British : beef that is cut into small pieces and used for stews, casseroles, etc.

steak

noun
\ 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 (as salmon)

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