Meat

Definition of Meat

Pronunciation: mēt
n.1.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.
- Gen. i. 29.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.
- Gen. ix. 3.
2.The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat.
3.Dinner; the chief meal.
Meat biscuit
See under Biscuit.
Meat earth
(Mining) vegetable mold.
Meat fly
(Zool.) See Flesh fly, under Flesh.
- Raymond.
Meat offering
(Script.) an offering of food, esp. of a cake made of flour with salt and oil.
To go to meat
to go to a meal.
To sit at meat
to sit at the table in taking food.
v. t.1.To supply with food.
His shield well lined, his horses meated well.
- Chapman.

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