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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.


Synonymskernel


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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