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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Meat n.
 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.
    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat.   --Gen. i. 29.
    Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.   --Gen. ix. 3.
 2. The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat.
 3. Specifically: Dinner; the chief meal. [Obs.]
 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.