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Beef vs. Steak — What's the Difference?

Beef vs. Steak — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Beef and Steak

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Beef

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle. Humans have been eating beef since prehistoric times.

Steak

A steak is a meat generally sliced across the muscle fibers, potentially including a bone. It is normally grilled, though can also be pan-fried.

Beef

The flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food
Beef cattle
There was the smell of roast beef

Steak

High-quality beef taken from the hindquarters of the animal, typically cut into thick slices that are cooked by grilling or frying
He liked his steak rare
A plate of steak and chips
Half a pound of fillet steak

Beef

Flesh with well-developed muscle
He needs a little more beef on his bones
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Steak

A slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick and across the muscle grain and served broiled or fried.

Beef

A complaint or grievance
He has a beef with education: it doesn't teach the basics of investing

Steak

A thick slice of a large fish cut across the body.

Beef

A criminal charge
Getting caught with pot in the sixties was a narco beef

Steak

A patty of ground meat broiled or fried.

Beef

Complain
He was beefing about how the recession was killing the business

Steak

, a slice of beef, broiled or cut for broiling.

Beef

A full-grown steer, bull, ox, or cow, especially one intended for use as meat.

Steak

(by extension) A relatively large, thick slice or slab cut from another animal, a vegetable, etc.
Venison steak, bear steak, pork steak, turtle steak, salmon steak; cauliflower steak, eggplant steaks

Beef

The flesh of a slaughtered full-grown steer, bull, ox, or cow.

Steak

(seafood) A slice of meat cut across the grain (perpendicular to the spine) from a fish.

Beef

(Informal) Human muscle; brawn.

Steak

To cook (something, especially fish) like or as a steak.

Beef

Pl. beefs Slang A complaint.

Steak

A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; - also extended to the meat of other large animals; as, venison steak; bear steak; pork steak; turtle steak.

Beef

To complain.

Steak

A slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish

Beef

(uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull, or other bovine.
I love eating beef.

Beef

The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
Lean finely textured beef
Boneless lean beef trimmings

Beef

Muscle or musculature; size, strength or potency.
Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.

Beef

Essence, content; the important part of a document or project.
The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.

Beef

(uncountable) Bovine animals.

Beef

A bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
Do you want to raise beeves?

Beef

A grudge; dislike (of something or someone); lack of faith or trust (in something or someone); a reason for a dislike or grudge. (often + with)
He's got beef over what you said.
He's got a beef with everyone in the room.
Remember what happened last fall? That's his beef with me.

Beef

(Dorset) Fibrous calcite or limestone, especially when occurring in a jagged layer between shales in Dorset.

Beef

To complain.

Beef

To add weight or strength to.

Beef

To fart; break wind.
Ugh, who just beefed in here?

Beef

To feud or hold a grudge against.
Those two are beefing right now
– best you stay out of it for now.

Beef

To cry.
David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off.

Beef

To fail or mess up.
I beefed my presentation hard yesterday.

Beef

Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
We bought three beef calves this morning.

Beef

Producing or known for raising lots of beef.
Beef farms
Beef country

Beef

Consisting of or containing beef as an ingredient.
Beef stew

Beef

(slang) beefy; powerful; robust.
Wow, your audio setup is beef!

Beef

An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, Bos taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.
A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.

Beef

The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

Beef

Applied colloquially to human flesh.

Beef

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

Beef

Cattle that are reared for their meat

Beef

Meat from an adult domestic bovine

Beef

Informal terms for objecting;
I have a gripe about the service here

Beef

Complain;
What was he hollering about?

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