Part of speech: noun

The flesh of animals used as food.

Part of speech: noun

Victuals; nourishment.

Part of speech: noun

The essence, gist, or pith of a subject.

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Usage examples "meat":

  1. Any kind of meat can be used, however. - "Cookery for Little Girls", 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", 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", Mandeville, John, Sir.