Pronunciation: flĕsh
n.1.The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
2.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.
- Chaucer.
3.The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
4.The human eace; mankind; humanity.
All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
- Gen. vi. 12.
5.Human nature
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
- Cowper.
6.(Theol.) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
6.Kindred; stock; race.
He is our brother and our flesh.
- Gen. xxxvii. 27.
7.The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
After the flesh
after the manner of man; in a gross or earthly manner.
An arm of flesh
human strength or aid.
- John viii. 15.
Flesh and blood
See under Blood.
Flesh broth
broth made by boiling flesh in water.
Flesh fly
(Zool.) one of several species of flies whose larvæ or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle fly; - called also meat fly, carrion fly, and blowfly. See Blowly.
Flesh meat
animal food.
Flesh side
the side of a skin or hide which was next to the flesh; - opposed to grain side.
- Swift.
Flesh tint
(Painting) a color used in painting to imitate the hue of the living body.
Flesh worm
(Zool.) any insect larva of a flesh fly. See Flesh fly (above).
Proud flesh
See under Proud.
To be one flesh
to be closely united as in marriage; to become as one person.
- Gen. ii. 24.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Fleshed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fleshing.]
2.To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
3.(Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
Noun1.flesh - the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
2.Fleshflesh - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
3.flesh - a soft moist part of a fruit
Synonyms: pulp
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