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Meat vs. Beef

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Meatnoun

(uncountable) The flesh (muscle tissue) of an animal used as food.

‘A large portion of domestic meat production comes from animals raised on factory farms.’; ‘The homesteading teenager shot a deer to supply his family with wild meat for the winter.’;

Beefnoun

(uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull, or other bovine.

‘I love eating beef.’;

Meatnoun

(countable) A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance.

‘The butchery's profit rate on various meats varies greatly.’;

Beefnoun

The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).

‘lean finely textured beef’; ‘boneless lean beef trimmings’;

Meatnoun

Food, for animals or humans, especially solid food. See also meat and drink.

Beefnoun

(uncountable) Bovine animals.

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Meatnoun

A type of food, a dish.

Beefnoun

A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.

‘Do you want to raise beeves?’;

Meatnoun

A meal.

Beefnoun

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.’;

Meatnoun

(uncountable) Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc.

‘The apple looked fine on the outside, but the meat was not very firm.’;

Beefnoun

Essence, content; the important part of a document or project.

‘The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.’;

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Meatnoun

(slang) A penis.

Beefnoun

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 a beef with everyone in the room.’; ‘He's got beef over what you said.’; ‘Remember what happened last fall? That's his beef with me.’;

Meatnoun

(colloquial) The best or most substantial part of something.

‘We recruited him right from the meat of our competitor.’;

Beefverb

(intransitive) To complain.

Meatnoun

(sports) The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.).

‘He hit it right on the meat of the bat.’;

Beefverb

(transitive) To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.

‘Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.’;

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Meatnoun

A meathead.

‘Throw it in here, meat.’;

Beefverb

To fart; break wind.

‘Ugh, who just beefed in here?’;

Meatnoun

(Australian Aboriginal) A totem, or (by metonymy) a clan or clansman which uses it.

Beefverb

To feud or hold a grudge against.

‘Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.’;

Meatnoun

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.’;

Beefverb

To cry

‘David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off’;

Meatnoun

The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat.

Beefadjective

Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

‘We bought three beef calves this morning.’;

Meatnoun

Dinner; the chief meal.

Beefadjective

Producing or known for raising lots of beef.

‘beef farms’; ‘beef country’;

Meatverb

To supply with food.

‘His shield well lined, his horses meated well.’;

Beefadjective

Consisting of or containing beef as an ingredient.

‘beef stew’;

Meatnoun

the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

Beefnoun

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.’;

Meatnoun

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’;

Beefnoun

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

Meatnoun

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’;

Beefnoun

Applied colloquially to human flesh.

Meat

Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times.

Beefadjective

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

Beefnoun

cattle that are reared for their meat

Beefnoun

meat from an adult domestic bovine

Beefnoun

informal terms for objecting;

‘I have a gripe about the service here’;

Beefverb

complain;

‘What was he hollering about?’;

Beefnoun

the flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food

‘beef cattle’; ‘there was the smell of roast beef’;

Beefnoun

a cow, bull, or ox fattened for its meat

‘a beef sent to the abattoir’;

Beefnoun

flesh with well-developed muscle

‘he needs a little more beef on his bones’;

Beefnoun

strength or power

‘he was brought in to give the team more beef’;

Beefnoun

the substance of a matter

‘it's more a sketch than a policy—where's the beef?’;

Beefnoun

a complaint or grievance

‘he has a beef with education: it doesn't teach the basics of investing’;

Beefnoun

a criminal charge

‘getting caught with pot in the sixties was a narco beef’;

Beefverb

complain

‘he was beefing about how the recession was killing the business’;

Beef

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

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