meat


meat
meat [mēt]
n.
[ME mete < OE < Gmc * mad-, food, meat < IE base * mad-, to be moist, trickle > MAST2, Gr mastos, breast]
1. food; esp., solid food, as distinguished from drink: now archaic or dialectal except in meat and drink
2.
a) the flesh of animals used as food; esp., the flesh of mammals and, sometimes, of fowl
b) Informal the FLESH (n. 1a) of a person [not much meat on her bones]
3. the edible, inner part [the meat of a nut]
4. the substance, meaning, or gist [the meat of a story]
5. one's quarry
6. Archaic a meal, esp. dinner
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☆ one's meat
Slang something that one especially enjoys or is skillful at

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