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English noun: meat

1. meat (food) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

Broader (hypernym)food, solid food

Narrower (hyponym)beef, bird, boeuf, carbonado, cold cuts, cut, cut of meat, dark meat, escargot, fowl, game, halal, horseflesh, horsemeat, jerk, jerked meat, jerky, lamb, mouton, mutton, organs, pemican, pemmican, porc, pork, raw meat, red meat, sausage, sausage meat, snail, stew meat, variety meat, veal, veau

Substance holonymhexadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, protein

Domain category membersau jus

2. meat (plant) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

SamplesBlack walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell.


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

Part meronymseed

3. meat (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.

Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

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