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BEEF, n. [L. bos,bovis; Gr.Bous.]

1. An animal of the bovine genus,whether ox, bull or cow; but used of those which are full grown or nearly so. In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves.

2. The flesh of an ox, bull, or cow, when killed. In popular language, the word is often applied to the live animal; as, an ox is good beef; that is,is well fattened. In this sense,the word has no plural.

BEEF, a. Consisting of the flesh of the ox, or bovine kind; as a beef-steak.




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BEEF, n. [L. bos,bovis; Gr.Bous.]

1. An animal of the bovine genus,whether ox, bull or cow; but used of those which are full grown or nearly so. In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves.

2. The flesh of an ox, bull, or cow, when killed. In popular language, the word is often applied to the live animal; as, an ox is good beef; that is,is well fattened. In this sense,the word has no plural.

BEEF, a. Consisting of the flesh of the ox, or bovine kind; as a beef-steak.


BEEF, a.

Consisting of the flesh of the ox, or bovine kind; as a beef-steak. – Swift.


BEEF, n. [Fr. bœuf; beuf, an ox; Arm. bevin; It. bue; Sp. buey; Port. boy; W. buw; Corn. byuh, an ox; Ir. bo, a cow, plur. buaibh; L. bos, bovis; Gr. βους.]

  1. An animal of the bovine genus, whether ox, bull, or cow; but used of those which are full grown or nearly so. In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves.
  2. The flesh of an ox, bull, or cow, when killed. In popular language, the word is often applied to the live animal; as, an ox is good beef; that is, well fattened. In this sense, the word has no plural.

Beef
  1. An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, B. taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.

    [In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves (b***emacr]vz).]

    A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.
    Milton.

  2. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

    Beef tea, essence of beef, or strong beef broth.

  3. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

    [In this sense, the word has no plural.] "Great meals of beef." Shak.
  4. Applied colloquially to human flesh.
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Beef

BEEF, noun [Latin bos, bovis; Gr.Bous.]

1. An animal of the bovine genus, whether ox, bull or cow; but used of those which are full grown or nearly so. In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves.

2. The flesh of an ox, bull, or cow, when killed. In popular language, the word is often applied to the live animal; as, an ox is good beef; that is, is well fattened. In this sense, the word has no plural.

BEEF, adjective Consisting of the flesh of the ox, or bovine kind; as a beef-steak.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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sample

SAM'PLE, n. [L. exemplum.]

1. A specimen; a part of any thing presented for inspection or intended to be shown, as evidence of the quality of the whole; as a sample of cloth or of wheat. Goods are often purchased in market by samples.

I design this as a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss.

2. Example; instance.

SAM'PLE, v.t. To show something similar.

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