From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Agriculture
meatmeat /miːt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 1 meat.jpg [countable, uncountable]DFTA the flesh of animals and birds eaten as food I gave up eating meat a few months ago. raw meat a meat pie a selection of cold meatsred meat (=a dark-coloured meat, for example beef)white meat (=meat that is pale in colour, for example chicken)2 [uncountable]IMPORTANT something interesting or important in a talk, book, film etc There’s no meat to their arguments. We then got down to the real meat of the debate (=the main and most interesting part of it).3 somebody doesn’t have much meat on him/her4 one man’s meat is another man’s poison5 be easy meat6 the meat and potatoes7 be meat and drink to somebodyCOLLOCATIONSverbseat meatI don't eat meat - I'm vegetarian.People are eating less meat these days.have meat in it (=contain meat)Does this stew have meat in it?adjectivesraw (=not cooked)The dogs are fed on raw meat.cookedHow will I know when the meat is cooked?undercooked (=not cooked enough)Eating undercooked meat can make you very ill.tough (=difficult to chew)The meat was tough and chewy.lean (=with little fat)Try to eat more lean meat, fish and chicken.fatty (=with a lot of fat)People are being urged to eat less fatty meat (=a dark-coloured meat such as beef)For health reasons, you should eat less red meat.white meat (=a light-coloured meat such as chicken)White meat is supposed to be healthier.phrasesa joint of meat British English (=a large piece of meat, sometimes containing a bone)He began to carve the joint of meat.a cut of meat (=a joint of meat taken from a particular part of an animal)Cheaper cuts of meat can be tough.a slice of meat (=a thin piece of meat cut from a larger piece)He helped himself to another slice of meat.
Examples from the Corpus
meatspaghetti and meat sauceSeason the buffalo meat with pepper, thyme, rosemary, salt, ground chili, and cumin.cold meatsWe can only afford to eat meat twice a week, the rest of the time it's beans and rice.I stopped eating meat when I was 14.The works range from the sublime, with textured prints in iridescent gold, to humorously eccentric meat and sky collages.His appetite for meat, pasta and pretty women is said to be undiminished.Lean meat, fish, poultry, dry beans and peas: Five to six ounces cooked daily.Anyway, they couldn't light a fire and there was no meat.Finally we got down to the real meat of the debate.white meatThe muscle fibres of white meat, by contrast, have a low content of myoglobin and mitochondria.Authentic chicken is another good choice, tender pieces of white meat chicken basted with a mild yellow sauce reminiscent of curry.Dark meat has long been considered fatter and less tender than white meat, but more flavourful.Except the last two, all are made with white meat.Serve them chilled either as an aperitif or try them with white meat, poultry dishes and cheeses.Your white meat Is nightmare food.the ... meat ofThe meat of these wild birds is dark and rich compared to that of domestic ducks.The bright flavor of paprika, in combination with sour cream, is a perfect foil for the succulent meat of rabbit.Nor did any allergic reactions arise in those who ate the meat of animals who had been fed a gene-spliced soybean diet.If it is the meat of a buffalo, what precise part of the animal does it come from?Others suggest the dark meat of turkey.Tenderise the meat of older hare and develop its flavour by marinating it in oil, wine and wine vinegar.I gave them the meat of the dead animal, and they gave us more food and water.And having disposed of these five, thought Douglas, let's get down to the meat of the matter.
Origin meat Old English mete food