• Meats
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meat the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience "the gist of the prosecutor's argument","the heart and soul of the Republican Party","the nub of the story"
    • n meat the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
    • n meat the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
    • Meat Dinner; the chief meal.
    • Meat Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg. "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat .""Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you."
    • Meat The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat .
    • v. t Meat To supply with food. "His shield well lined, his horses meated well."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year
    • n meat Food in general; nourishment of any kind.
    • n meat Solid food of any kind: as, meat and drink.
    • n meat The flesh of warm-blooded animals ordinarily killed for food; butcher-meat; flesh-meat: as, to abstain from meat but eat fish on Friday: in a narrower sense, the flesh of mammals used for food: as, to prefer meat to fowl or fish; bear-meat; deer-meat.
    • n meat The edible part of something: as, the meat of an egg, of a nut, or of a shell-fish: sometimes with a plural: as, the meats of nuts or of oysters.
    • n meat The taking of food or a meal; the act of eating meat, in the original sense of the word: as. grace before meat.
    • n meat Dinner.
    • n meat An animal or animals collectively, as used or hunted for food: as, to kill meat for an exploring party. [Local.]
    • n meat Meat which must be well cooked, leaving no trace of bloodiness, as veal.
    • meat To supply with food; feed.
    • meat An obsolete spelling of meet.
    • n meat plural The trade-name for cottonseed from which the remains of fiber (‘lint’) and husk (‘hulls’) have been removed and which is ready for crushing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat
    • n Meat mēt anything eaten as food, the edible part of anything: act of taking meat:
    • n Meat mēt (obs.) meal, flour: the flesh of animals used as food—sometimes beef, mutton, pork, veal, &c., as opposed to poultry, fish, &c
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    “Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.”
  • Proverb
    “Much meat, much disease.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.”
  • John Selden
    “A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.”


Dead meat - This is used as a way of threatening someone: You'll be dead meat if you don't go along.
Meat and drink - If something is meat and drink to you, you enjoy it and are naturally good at it, though many find it difficult.
Meat and potatoes - The meat and potatoes is the most important part of something. A meat and potatoes person is someone who prefers plain things to fancy ones.
One man's meat is another man's poison - This idiom means that one person can like something very much, but another can hate it.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mete, AS. mete,; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met, hashed meat, G. mett,wurst sausage, OHG. maz, food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats,. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mete; Dut. met.


In literature:

Turn a plate over the meat, and put a clean stone on it to keep the meat under the pickle; turn the meat every day, keeping it in a cool place.
"Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" by Juliet Corson
The smell of the roasting and boiling meat was too much for Firetop.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
If a hearty dish is served at breakfast this is a good time to use up such left-overs as potato, fish, or meat.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Tough meat cannot be cooked tender; tainted meat cannot be cooked sound.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
If de meat dead Leloo he ain' goin' fool wit' dat meat.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Pounded Meat came between.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
This will save a great deal of expense in buying gravy-meat.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
I think perhaps we'd better dry a part of our sheep meat, as we used to the meat of the buffalo in the old days.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Next morning, when they were about to set off again southward, Qujavarssuk's mother gave them as much meat as they could carry.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
Salads, lobster, salmon, etc., birds and dainty rolled sandwiches, do duty for meats.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke

In poetry:

"O where were ye, my merry young men
That I pay meat and fee,
That ye woudna waken me out o' my sleep
When my love ye did see?"
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
If ever thou gavest meat or drink,
Every nighte and alle,
The fire sall never make thee shrinke;
And Christe receive thye saule.
"A Lyke-Wake Dirge" by Anonymous British
There came a rider to the gate,
And stern and clear spake he:
“For meat or drink thou must not wait,
But rise and ride with me.”
"The Night Ride" by Victor James Daley
So, whilst at meat, let both thy eyes
Be vigilant against suprize —
Let one, thy Maker's works regard,
T'other, against the fiend keep ward.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Whene'er thy stomach meat requires
Thou to the pantry wilt repair, —
But when thy soul its food desires,
Thou for its cravings dost not care.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
They heard the tramp of a horse's feet,
And they listened and kept still,
For Will was feeble and knelt by the meat;
And Robin he stood by Will.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt

In news:

Bob Nueske is president of Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats, and his daughter, Tanya Nueske, is national sales manager.
Put the meat into a shallow roasting pan or broiler pan (the pan should have sides).
Put the pan of meat under the preheated broiler .
Turn and broil on the skin side until the skin is crisp and the meat is still slightly translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
Slice meat thinly on the diagonal and serve with the tomato mango salsa.
For a meat, one may choose among chicken, Angus ribeye beef or Angus ribs.
The meats come with sauteed vegetables and brown or white rice.
As the meat is cooked, it becomes firmer.
Let's celebrate a meat-free Monday with this healthy, stick-to-your-ribs dish.
Woori Meat Shop's bul go gee lettuce wraps.
Photograph by Mike Violet The Can-Can: Salsa, pickles and pink things can all be traded at a swap meat.
As a child, I remember walking the streets of the BBQ Festival – smelling the smoky decadence of the meats and tasting the tangy sweetness of the bar-b-que.
This three meat and vegetable stew is one of the oldest food traditions in the state of Kentucky and staple of the Kentucky Derby.
Paulina Meat Market 3501 N Lincoln Ave 773-248-6272.
The sixth, Publican Quality Meats, opens next week.

In science:

Ringe, Peakward condensation and submodule lattices: An application of the Meat-axe, J.
Lattices freely generated by posets within a variety. Part II: Finitely generated varieties
Consequently, almost surely, the (local ly signed) random meat (dx))t (cid:62) 0 converge weakly as t → ∞ towards a positive random measure M (cid:48) (dx). sures (M (cid:48) This limiting measure has ful l support and is atomless.
Critical Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos: Convergence of the Derivative Martingale
Consequently, almost surely, the (local ly signed) random meat (dx))t (cid:62) 0 converge weakly as t → ∞ towards a positive random measure M (cid:48) (dx), sures (M (cid:48) which has ful l support and is atomless.
Critical Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos: Convergence of the Derivative Martingale
In addition, the extended ionization tracks left behind by the two high energy electrons from the decay (∼ 30 cm long at 10 bar) enable the suppress of background by performing topology recognition of the “spaghetti with two meat-balls” signature .
Results from the NEXT prototypes
If two doves meat, each of them gets the payoff V with probability 1/2.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics