US: /ˈmit/
UK: /mˈiːt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

meat /mi:t/
  • danh từ
    • thịt
      • flesh meat: thịt tươi
      • to obstain from meat: kiêng thịt, ăn chay
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) thức ăn (nói chung)
      • meat and drink: thức ăn, thức uống
    • to be meat and drink to someone
      • làm cho ai khoái trá, làm cho ai vui thích
    • one man's meat is another man's poison
      • cái sướng cho người này là cái khổ cho người khác

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C] the flesh of an animal or a bird eaten as food; a particular type of this: a piece / slice of meat + horse meat (= from a horse) + dog meat (= for a dog) + meat-eating animals + There's not much meat on this chop. + (figurative, humorous) There's not much meat on her (= she is very thin).
2 [U] ~ (of sth) the important or interesting part of sth: This chapter contains the real meat of the writer's argument.
Idioms: meat and drink to sb something that sb enjoys very much: Dealing with difficult customers is meat and drink to her.
meat-and-potatoes (AmE) dealing with or interested in the most basic and important aspects of sth: a meat-and-potatoes argument + a meat-and-potatoes man (= a person who likes simple things)
more at DEAD

Thesaurus dictionary

1 flesh; food, nourishment, sustenance, viands, victuals, nutriment, provisions, provender, comestibles, edibles, eatables, Colloq eats, chow, grub:
She's turned vegetarian and won't touch meat in any form.
2 pith, core, heart, marrow, kernel, vital part, essence, gist, substance, basics, essentials, crux:
The sub-plot seems to swamp the real meat of the play.

Collocation dictionary


fresh | bad, rancid, rotten
That meat smells rotten.
| tender
Simmer the meat for 30 minutes until tender.
| tough | lean | fatty | dark, red, white | raw, uncooked | rare, undercooked | cooked, cured, processed, roast, salted, smoked | cold
a plate of cold meats
| frozen | minced | luncheon, potted, tinned | sausage | organic | halal, kosher | crab, horse, etc.


bit, chunk, lump, piece, slab, slice | cut, joint
She always buys the cheaper cuts of meat.


consume, eat
The animals do not hunt and rarely consume meat. Do you eat meat?
| chew (on)
chewing on the tough meat
| barbecue, cook, fry, grill, roast, stew
Fry the meat in a little olive oil.
| marinate | tenderize | seal
Turn the meat frequently to seal it.
| chop, cube, cut, dice, mince | bone | carve, slice


be/go off, rot
The meat has gone off.


dish, pie, products
recipes for simple meat dishes
| market | cleaver | eater
I'm not a great meat eater.
| content
These pies have a low meat content.
| production | consumption
Britain's meat consumption > Special page at FOOD

Concise English dictionary

+the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
+the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
+the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience