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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
meat (noun)
1.
a) - food , especially solid food as distinguished from drink
b) the edible part of something as distinguished from its covering (as a husk or shell)
2.
animal tissue considered especially as food
a) - flesh , also flesh of a mammal as opposed to fowl or fish
b) - flesh , specifically flesh of domesticated animals
3.
archaic - meal , especially - dinner
4.
a) the core of something - heart
b) - pith a novel with meat
5.
favorite pursuit or interest
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
meat (noun)
1.
animal and especially mammal tissue used as food
SYNONIMS:
flesh
RELATED WORDS:
game, poultry, red meat, variety meat
meat (noun)
2.
substances intended to be eaten
SYNONIMS:
bread, chow, chuck, comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, foodstuffs, grub, meat, provender, provisions, table, tucker, viands, victuals, vittles
RELATED WORDS:
commissary, rations, supplies; aliment, nutriment; diet, nourishment, nurture, sustenance; mess, pap; ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, silage, slop, swill; feast, meal, refreshments, regale, repast, spread; board; dish, plate, platter, serving; finger food, natural food
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bane, poison, toxin, venom
meat (noun)
3.
the central part or aspect of something under consideration
SYNONIMS:
bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sum
RELATED WORDS:
course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis
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