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English Dictionary: beef by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
beef
n
  1. cattle that are reared for their meat [syn: beef, {beef cattle}]
  2. meat from an adult domestic bovine
    Synonym(s): beef, boeuf
  3. informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
    Synonym(s): gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk
v
  1. complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Beef \Beef\ (b[emac]f), n. [OE. boef, befe, beef, OF. boef,
      buef, F. b[oe]ef, fr. L. bos, bovis, ox; akin to Gr. boy^s,
      Skr. g[omac] cow, and E. cow. See 2d {Cow}.]
      1. An animal of the genus {Bos}, especially the common
            species, {B. taurus}, including the bull, cow, and ox, in
            their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for
            food.
  
      Note: [In this, which is the original sense, the word has a
               plural, beeves (b[emac]vz).]
  
                        A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal,
            when slaughtered for food.
  
      Note: [In this sense, the word has no plural.] [bd]Great
               meals of beef.[b8] --Shak.
  
      3. Applied colloquially to human flesh.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Beef \Beef\, a.
      Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.
  
      {Beef tea}, essence of beef, or strong beef broth.
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