\ 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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Her father, Jim Rapinoe, owns a construction company; her mother, Denise Rapinoe, is a server at the popular Redding institution Jack’s Grill, where the steaks are thick and the distaste for liberal politics thicker. Elliott Almond, The Mercury News, "Women’s World Cup: Hometown star stirs mixed feelings in California’s Trump country," 6 July 2019 Rub the steaks on both sides with the remaining peanut oil. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make your Fourth of July menu sizzle with grilled steaks," 3 July 2019 Definitely eat the steak frites in Paris or the conch fritters in the Bahamas. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "Experts Share Their Best Tips on How to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain," 6 June 2019 Bistro classics are here as well, like simple steak frites and beef tartare. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "5 Things You Must Do In Kentucky," 3 May 2019 Customers also have the option to build their own steak, with choice of meat, vegetables, condiments and cheeses. Leeanne Griffin,, "‘Wit wiz or witout': Hartford’s G’s Steaks & Grinders is so much more than just a Philly knockoff," 25 June 2019 For food, a burger from Meister Bar & Grill in Stillwater, as well as a steak at Phil’s Tara Hideaway down the street. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "8 questions with co-owner of Stillwater’s Lolito: His fave drink is named after Styx song," 19 June 2019 Sip single origin brews and snack on handmade mint patties at downtown's Winans Chocolates + Coffees, or go for country fried steak at the family owned Lucky Steer Restaurant, a Wapakoneta stalwart. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 Many factors contributed to the intense flavor of the steak at El Capricho. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Secret to This Dish's Deep Flavor," 18 Oct. 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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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.


\ 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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