beef /ˈbɪf/ 名詞
Beef a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.
Beef tea, essence of beef, or strong beef broth.
1. An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, Bos taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.
Note: [In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves ]
A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine. --Milton.
2. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.
Note: [In this sense, the word has no plural.] “Great meals of beef.”
3. Applied colloquially to human flesh.
n 1: cattle that are reared for their meat [syn: beef cattle]
2: meat from an adult domestic bovine [syn: boeuf]
3: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the
service here" [syn: gripe, kick, bitch, squawk]
v : complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, grouse,
crab, squawk, bellyache, holler]
[also: beeves (pl)]