Synonyms of meat
1 foodDictionary • They gave meat and drink to the poor.
food • Enjoy your food!
nourishment • He was unable to take nourishment for several days.
sustenance • The state provided a basic quantity of food for daily sustenance.
fare • traditional Portuguese fare
flesh • the pale pink flesh of trout and salmon
grub (slang) • Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
kai (New Zealand, informal) • I'm starving - let's have some kai.
nosh (slang) • a restaurant which serves fine wines and posh nosh
provender • It's excellent provender, skilfully prepared.
2 gistDictionary • The real meat of the conference was the attempt to agree on minimum standards.
gist • He related the gist of his conversation to us.
point • You have missed the main point of my argument.
heart • The heart of the problem is supply and demand.
core • He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
substance • The substance of his discussions doesn't really matter.
essence • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
nucleus • The Civic Movement could be the nucleus of a centrist party of the future.
marrow • the very marrow of his being
kernel • the kernel of his message
nub • That, I think, is the nub of the problem.
PROVERB:The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat
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coreThe core of something such as a problem or an issue is the part of it that has to be understood or accepted before the whole thing can be understood or dealt with.
• He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
• Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
fareThe fare at a restaurant or café is the type of food that is served there.
• traditional Portuguese fare
Thesaurus for meat from the Collins English Thesaurus
the flesh of mammals used as food, as distinguished from that of birds and fish