steak

noun
\ ˈstāk How to pronounce steak (audio) \

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

Examples of steak in a Sentence

I grilled a steak for dinner. We had steak and potatoes for dinner.

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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 The chicken and steak are sustainably raised and never given antibiotics or hormones. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "CoreLife Eatery brings fresh, healthy food options to Hyde Park," 10 July 2018 By evening Willmott’s Ghost does table service: Diners can order fritti (a variety of fried noshes) along with Roman-style pizzas, steak and chicken entrees. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "From hot ramen to hotter hot pot: 30 restaurant openings in Seattle and on the Eastside," 28 Nov. 2018 Diamond Jim's Stoneridge Inn is known as an old-school supper club offering American staples such as steaks and seafood, plus a full bar. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stoneridge Inn, closed for kitchen remodeling, slated to reopen Aug. 1 in Hales Corners," 13 July 2018 Cocktails and pink moon oysters and caviar buns and foie gras tartlets and fluke tartare and strip-loin steak and fish ssäm and everything else on the menu at Momofuku? Kimberly Cutter, Marie Claire, "How Did Halsey Get Here?," 13 July 2018 The Lamas Lomo Saltado features ribeye steak and sauteed veggies. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018 But a lot of Atlantic City’s kitchens serve good steaks and seafood. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018

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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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