Meat
Meat Meat (m[=e]t), n. [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. {Mast} fruit, {Mush}.] 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat. --Gen. i. 29. [1913 Webster]

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you. --Gen. ix. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically: Dinner; the chief meal. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Meat biscuit}. See under {Biscuit}.

{Meat earth} (Mining), vegetable mold. --Raymond.

{Meat fly}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flesh fly}, under {Flesh}.

{Meat offering} (Script.), an offering of food, esp. of a cake made of flour with salt and oil.

{To go to meat}, to go to a meal. [Obs.]

{To sit at meat}, to sit at the table in taking food. [1913 Webster]


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