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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meat \Meat\ (m[=e]t), n. [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.] 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat. --Gen. i. 29. [1913 Webster] Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you. --Gen. ix. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically: Dinner; the chief meal. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Meat biscuit. See under Biscuit. Meat earth (Mining), vegetable mold. --Raymond. Meat fly. (Zool.) See Flesh fly, under Flesh. Meat offering (Script.), an offering of food, esp. of a cake made of flour with salt and oil. To go to meat, to go to a meal. [Obs.] To sit at meat, to sit at the table in taking food. [1913 Webster]