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Meaning of FLESH

Pronunciation:  flesh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
  2. [n]  the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  3. [n]  a soft moist part of a fruit
 

FLESH is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, pulp, shape, soma
 
 See Also: adult body, animal tissue, body, female body, homo, human, human being, individual, juvenile body, male body, man, mortal, organic structure, parenchyma, person, physical structure, plant tissue, somebody, someone, soul

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Flesh\, n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl?sc; akin to OFries.
    fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl?sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch,
    Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl["a]sk.]
    1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which
       cover the framework of bones in man and other animals;
       especially, the muscles.
    
    Note: In composition it is mainly albuminous
    
    
  2. \Flesh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleshed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Fleshing}.]
    1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion;
       to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and
       dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or
       other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous
       weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first
       time.
    
             Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             The wild dog Shall flesh his tooth on every
             innocent.                             --Shak.
    
    2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
       ``Fleshed in triumphs.'' --Glanvill.
    
             Old soldiers Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and
             France.                               --Beau. & Fl.
    
    3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc.,
       from, as from hides.
    
    
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

in the Old Testament denotes (1) a particular part of the body of man and animals (Gen. 2:21; 41:2; Ps. 102:5, marg.); (2) the whole body (Ps. 16:9); (3) all living things having flesh, and particularly humanity as a whole (Gen. 6:12, 13); (4) mutability and weakness (2 Chr. 32:8; comp. Isa. 31:3; Ps. 78:39). As suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression "heart of flesh" (Ezek. 11:19). The expression "my flesh and bone" (Judg. 9:2; Isa. 58:7) denotes relationship.

In the New Testament, besides these it is also used to denote the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the "Spirit" (Rom. 6:19; Matt. 16:17). Being "in the flesh" means being unrenewed (Rom. 7:5; 8:8, 9), and to live "according to the flesh" is to live and act sinfully (Rom. 8:4, 5, 7, 12).

This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14, "The Word was made flesh." Comp. also 1 Tim. 3:16; Rom. 1:3).

 
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