Flesh

  • 1 Flesh — (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 flesh — [flesh] n. [ME < OE flæsc, akin to Ger fleisch < ? IE base * plēk , to tear off > FLAY] 1. a) the soft substance of the body (of a person or animal) between the skin and the bones; esp., the muscular tissue b) the surface or skin of the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 FLESH — (Heb. בָּשָׂר, basar), a word used both in the Bible and Talmud for mortal man and for the flesh of animals (for the latter aspect, see meat ). Eve is called by Adam bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh (Gen. 2:23), i.e., my close relative (cf …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 4 flesh — ► NOUN 1) the soft substance in the body consisting of muscle tissue and fat. 2) the edible pulpy part of a fruit or vegetable. 3) the surface of the human body with reference to its appearance or sensory properties. 4) (the flesh) the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 flesh´i|ly — flesh|y «FLEHSH ee», adjective, flesh|i|er, flesh|i|est. 1. having much flesh; fat; plump. SYNONYM(S): corpulent, stout …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 flesh|y — «FLEHSH ee», adjective, flesh|i|er, flesh|i|est. 1. having much flesh; fat; plump. SYNONYM(S): corpulent, stout …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 Flesh — Flesh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleshed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleshing}.] 1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Flesh — is the soft part of the body of a person or animal which is between the skin and the bones. In ordinary speech, it typically contrasts with bone, as in the merism flesh and bone . It mainly refers to skeletal muscle and associated fat, though it… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 flesh — [n1] body tissue, skin beef, brawn, cells, corpuscles, fat, fatness, flesh and blood, food, meat, muscle, plasm, plasma, protoplasm, sinews, thews, weight; concept 392 flesh [n2] humankind animality, carnality, homo sapiens, humanity, human… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 flesh|ly — «FLEHSH lee», adjective, li|er, li|est. 1. of the flesh; bodily; corporeal. 2. Figurative. of man s physical nature; sensual: »pretty lyrics of fleshly love (Joseph Slater) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 flesh|er — «FLEHSH uhr», noun. 1. a person who fleshes hides. 2. a knifelike tool used for fleshing. 3. Scottish. a butcher …

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  • 12 flesh — noun 1 soft part of sb s body ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, smooth, soft, tender ▪ pale, pink, white ▪ bare …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 flesh — flesh1 W3 [fleʃ] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: flAsc] 1.) the soft part of the body of a person or animal that is between the skin and the bones ▪ a freshwater fish with firm white flesh 2.) the skin of the human body ▪ His flesh was red and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 flesh — [[t]fle̱ʃ[/t]] fleshes, fleshing, fleshed 1) N UNCOUNT Flesh is the soft part of a person s or animal s body between the bones and the skin. Illness had wasted the flesh from her tall, willowy body. ...the pale pink flesh of trout and salmon. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 flesh — n. & v. n. 1 a the soft, esp. muscular, substance between the skin and bones of an animal or a human. b plumpness; fat (has put on flesh). c archaic meat, esp. excluding poultry, game, and offal. 2 the body as opposed to the mind or the soul, esp …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 flesh — 01. The bullet passed through the [flesh] of his leg without seriously injuring him. 02. The first explorers described the native people of the islands as savages who ate human [flesh]. 03. Birds use their hooked beaks to cut through the [flesh]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 flesh — 1 noun (U) 1 the soft part of the body of a person or animal that is between the skin and the bones : flesh wound (=a slight injury from a knife or bullet) 2 the soft part of a fruit or vegetable that can be eaten: Cut the melon in half and scoop …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 flesh — /flɛʃ / (say flesh) noun 1. the soft substance of an animal body, consisting of muscle and fat. 2. muscular tissue. 3. fatness; weight: to put on flesh. 4. such substance of animals as an article of food, usually excluding fish and sometimes… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 flesh — fleshless, adj. /flesh/, n. 1. the soft substance of a human or other animal body, consisting of muscle and fat. 2. muscular and fatty tissue. 3. this substance or tissue in animals, viewed as an article of food, usually excluding fish and… …

    Universalium

  • 20 flesh — flesh1 [ fleʃ ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the soft part of people s or animals bodies that consists mostly of muscle and fat: The dog s teeth sank into my flesh. a ) a person s skin: I felt the soft flesh of his cheek. 2. ) the soft part of a fruit or …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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