Meaning of “meat” in the English Dictionary

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"meat" in British English

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meatnoun

uk /miːt/ us /miːt/

meat noun (FOOD)

A1 [ U ] the flesh of an animal when it is used for food:

I don't eat meat.
raw meat
red/white meat

[ C ] a type of meat:

a buffet of cold meats and cheeses

More examples

  • The meat produced from a pig is called pork, bacon, or ham.
  • The crisis has led to price rises in basic foodstuffs, such as meat, cheese, and sugar.
  • Fry the meat quickly in hot oil to seal in the flavour/juices.
  • In Britain, the traditional Sunday lunch consists of roast meat, potatoes and other vegetables.
  • I haven't had time to cook, so we're just having cold meat and salad.

(Definition of “meat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meat" in American English

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meatnoun [ U ]

us /mit/

the flesh of an animal when it is used for food:

Get a pound of chopped meat from the supermarket on your way home.

(Definition of “meat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)