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Meaning of BEEF

Pronunciation:  beef

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  cattle that are reared for their meat
  2. [n]  informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
  3. [n]  meat from an adult domestic bovine
  4. [v]  complain; "What was he hollering about?"
 

BEEF is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: beef cattle, bellyache, bitch, boeuf, gripe, gripe, grouse, holler, kick, squawk, squawk
 
 See Also: Aberdeen Angus, Angus, beef loin, beefalo, black Angus, Bos taurus, Bos taurus, bully beef, cattalo, cattle, cattle, Charolais, complain, corn beef, corned beef, cows, cows, cut of beef, Durham, Galloway, ground beef, hamburger, Hereford, kick, kine, kine, kvetch, longhorn, meat, objection, oxen, oxen, pastrami, plain, quetch, Santa Gertrudis, shorthorn, sound off, Texas longhorn, whiteface

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Beef\ (b[=e]f), n. [OE. boef, befe, beef, OF. boef, buef,
    F. b[oe]ef, fr. L. bos, bovis, ox; akin to Gr. boy^s, Skr.
    g[=o] cow, and E. cow. See 2d {Cow}.]
    1. An animal of the genus {Bos}, especially the common
       species, {B. taurus}, including the bull, cow, and ox, in
       their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for
       food.
    
    Note: [In this, which is the original sense, the word has a
          plural, beeves (b[=e]vz).]
    
                A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal,
       when slaughtered for food.
    
    Note: [In this sense, the word has no plural.] ``Great meals
          of beef.'' --Shak.
    
    3. Applied colloquially to human flesh.
    
    
  2. \Beef\, a.
    Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.
    
    {Beef tea}, essence of beef, or strong beef broth.
    
    
 
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