Meat biscuit
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Meat biscuit — Biscuit Bis cuit, n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp. bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. See {Cook}, and cf. {Bisque} a kind of porcelain.] 1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biscuit — Bis cuit, n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp. bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. See {Cook}, and cf. {Bisque} a kind of porcelain.] 1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meat earth — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meat fly — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meat offering — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meat — (engl., spr. mīt), Fleisch als Speise; minced m., gehacktes Fleisch; roast m., Braten; sweet m., Eingemachtes; m. pie, Fleischpastete; m. biscuit, Fleischzwieback; preserved m., Fleischkonserve …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • meat pie — noun pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough • Hypernyms: ↑pie • Hyponyms: ↑pasty, ↑tourtiere, ↑shepherd s pie, ↑steak and kidney pie, ↑kidney pie * * * meat pie …   Useful english dictionary

  • To go to 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit at 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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