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Definition 1: cattle that are reared for their meat - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for beef in the sense of this definition

(beef is a kind of ...) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

(... is a kind of beef ) long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States

(... is a kind of beef ) Brahman and shorthorn crossbreed of red cattle; hardy in hot regions

(... is a kind of beef ) black hornless breed from Scotland

(... is a kind of beef ) large white or cream-colored breed from France

(... is a kind of beef ) English breed of short-horned cattle

(... is a kind of beef ) breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland

(... is a kind of beef ) hardy English breed of cattle raised extensively in United States

(... is a kind of beef ) hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds

Definition 2: informal terms for objecting - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where beef or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have a gripe about the service here

Synonyms for beef in the sense of this definition

(beef is a kind of ...) the speech act of objecting

Definition 3: meat from an adult domestic bovine - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for beef in the sense of this definition

(beef is a kind of ...) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of beef ) beef that has been ground

(... is a kind of beef ) beef cured or pickled in brine

(... is a kind of beef ) highly seasoned cut of smoked beef

(beef is a part of ...) cut of meat from beef cattle

(beef is a part of ...) cut of meat from a loin of beef

(... is part of beef) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

Definition 4: complain - [verb of communication]

Samples where beef or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What was he hollering about?

Synonyms for beef in the sense of this definition

(beef is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

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