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Flesh meaning

flesh - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
  2. 2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
  3. 3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
  4. 4. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
  5. 5. Human nature
  6. 6. In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
  7. 7. In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
  8. 8. The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
  9. 9. Kindred; stock; race.
  10. 10. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
  13. 13. To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
  14. 14. Soft solids of animal bodies; the body; animal nature; mankind; soft substance of fruits.
  15. 15. To accustom to flesh; use upon flesh.

flesh - examples of usage

  1. Then came a new experience of the eye that is blue- a meeting with one who almost seemed to be less flesh than spirit. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. An' 'e knows 'orse- flesh. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. My flesh and blood? - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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