from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick and across the muscle grain and served broiled or fried.
- n. A thick slice of a large fish cut across the body.
- n. A patty of ground meat broiled or fried.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slice of beef, broiled or cut for broiling.
- n. By extension, a slice of meat of other large animals; as venison steak, bear steak, pork steak, turtle steak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; -- also extended to the meat of other large animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slice of flesh, as beef, pork, venison, or halibut, broiled or fried, or cut for broiling or frying.
- n. A slash or panel in a garment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
Middle English steike, from Old Norse steik; see steig- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse steik ("roast"). (Wiktionary)