Pronunciation: (mēt),[key] —n. 1. the flesh of animals as used for food.
2. the edible part of anything, as a fruit or nut: Crack the walnuts and remove the meats. 3. the essential point or part of an argument, literary work, etc.; gist; crux: The meat of the play is the jealousy between the two brothers. 4. solid food: meat and drink. 5. solid or substantial content; pith: The article was full of meat, with few wasted words. 6. a favorite occupation, activity, etc.: Chess in his meat. 7. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.pork, esp. bacon.
8. Slang(vulgar). penis.
9. Archaic.the principal meal: to say grace before meat. 10. piece of meat,Slang. a. a person regarded merely as a sex object.
b. a person, as a prizefighter or laborer, regarded merely as a strong or useful physical specimen.