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Definition 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for meat in the sense of this definition

(meat is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of meat ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of meat ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of meat ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of meat ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of meat ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 2: the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food - [noun denoting food]

(meat is a kind of ...) any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

"food and drink"

(... is a kind of meat ) meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

(... is a kind of meat ) lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians

(... is a kind of meat ) meat from a calf

(... is a kind of meat ) the flesh of horses as food

(... is a kind of meat ) meat from a mature domestic sheep

(... is a kind of meat ) the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

(... is a kind of meat ) meat from a domestic hog or pig

(... is a kind of meat ) highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

(... is a kind of meat ) any meat that is minced and spiced and cooked as patties or used to fill sausages

(... is a kind of meat ) edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic

(... is a kind of meat ) (Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah

(... is a kind of meat ) a piece of meat (or fish) that has been scored and broiled

(... is a kind of meat ) tough meat that needs stewing to be edible

(... is a kind of meat ) the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

(... is a kind of meat ) the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

(... is a kind of meat ) the flesh of the legs of fowl used as food

(... is a kind of meat ) uncooked meat

(... is a kind of meat ) meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)

(... is a kind of meat ) edible viscera of a butchered animal

(... is a kind of meat ) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

(... is a kind of meat ) sliced assorted cold meats

(... is a kind of meat ) meat from an adult domestic bovine

(meat is made of the substance ...) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes

"a diet high in protein"

(meat is made of the substance ...) a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products

(meat is the domain which ... is member of) served in its natural juices or gravy

"roast beef au jus"

Definition 3: the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone - [noun denoting plant]

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

  • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

Synonyms for meat in the sense of this definition

(meat is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is part of meat) a small hard fruit

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