Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick and across the muscle grain and served broiled or fried.
  • noun A thick slice of a large fish cut across the body.
  • noun A patty of ground meat broiled or fried.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slice of flesh, as beef, pork, venison, or halibut, broiled or fried, or cut for broiling or frying.
  • noun A slash or panel in a garment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; -- also extended to the meat of other large animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A slice of beef, broiled or cut for broiling.
  • noun By extension, a slice of meat of other large animals; as venison steak, bear steak, pork steak, turtle steak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English steike, from Old Norse steik; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old Norse steik ("roast").

Examples

  • Sometimes this steak is wrongly called a club steak, but no confusion will result if it is remembered that a _club steak_ is a porterhouse steak that has most of the bone and the flank end, or "tail," removed.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish

  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • But as Mr. Newman told Playboy magazine, in an often-repeated quotation about marital fidelity, “I have steak at home; why go out for hamburger?�?

    The New York Times, Paul Newman, a Magnetic Titan of Hollywood, Is Dead at 83, by Aljean Harmetz, September 27, 2008

    September 28, 2008

  • I read that today and I love it. *sniff*

    September 28, 2008