What does the word meat mean?

Usage examples for meat

  1. Any kind of meat can be used, however. – Cookery for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster
  2. We killed several head for meat during our trip, and found them all rather thin in flesh. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  3. And therefore he made fall upon them a great hall, when they were at meat. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir