noun the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
noun alternative names for the body of a human being
form; figure; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
- Leonardo studied the human body
- he has a strong physique
- the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
noun a soft moist part of a fruit
verb remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
, AS. flsc
; akin to OFries. flask
, D. vleesch
, OS. flsk
, OHG. fleisc
, G. fleisch
, Icel. & Dan. flesk
lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fläsk
- The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
✍ In composition it is mainly albuminous proteinaceous, but contains in adition a large number of crystalline bodies, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin, carnin, etc. It is also rich in phosphate of potash.
- Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread.
- The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable.
- The human eace; mankind; humanity.
All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Gen. vi. 12.
- Human nature: (a) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
(b) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality. (c) (Theol.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
- Kindred; stock; race.
He is our brother and our flesh.
Gen. xxxvii. 27.
- The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
✍ Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound.
Flesh transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Fleshed ; present participle & verbal noun Fleshing
- 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.
Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword.
The wild dog
Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.
- To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. "Fleshed in triumphs."
Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France.
Beau. & Fl.
- (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
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