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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meat  \Meat\,  n.  [OE.  mete,  AS  mete;  akin  to  OS  mat,  meti,  D. 
  met  hashed  meat,  G.  mettwurst  sausage,  OHG.  maz  food,  Icel. 
  matr,  Sw  mat,  Dan.  mad,  Goth.  mats.  Cf  {Mast}  fruit, 
  {Mush}.] 
  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.  --Chaucer. 
 
  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.  Specifically,  dinner;  the  chief  meal.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Meat  biscuit}.  See  under  {Biscuit}. 
 
  {Meat  earth}  (Mining),  vegetable  mold.  --Raymond. 
 
  {Meat  fly}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Flesh  fly},  under  {Flesh}. 
 
  {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.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  sit  at  meat},  to  sit  at  the  table  in  taking  food. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meat  \Meat\,  v.  t. 
  To  supply  with  food.  [Obs.]  --Tusser. 
 
  His  shield  well  lined,  his  horses  meated  well 
  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  meat 
  n  1:  the  flesh  of  animals  (including  fishes  and  birds  and  snails) 
  used  as  food 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {kernel}] 
  3:  the  choicest  or  most  essential  or  most  vital  part  of  some 
  idea  or  experience:  "the  gist  of  the  prosecutor's 
  argument";  "the  nub  of  the  story"  [syn:  {kernel},  {substance}, 
  {core},  {center},  {essence},  {gist},  {heart},  {inwardness}, 
  {marrow},  {nub},  {pith},  {sum},  {nitty-gritty}] 




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