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BEEF (beeves)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beef mean? 

BEEF (noun)
  The noun BEEF has 3 senses:

1. cattle that are reared for their meat
2. meat from an adult domestic bovine
3. informal terms for objecting

  Familiarity information: BEEF used as a noun is uncommon.


BEEF (verb)
  The verb BEEF has 1 sense:

1. complain

  Familiarity information: BEEF used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEEF (noun)


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Meaning:

Cattle that are reared for their meat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

beef; beef cattle

Hypernyms ("beef" is a kind of...):

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beef"):

longhorn; Texas longhorn (long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States)

beefalo; cattalo (hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds)

Hereford; whiteface (hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States)

Galloway (breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland)

Durham; shorthorn (English breed of short-horned cattle)

Charolais (large white or cream-colored breed from France)

Aberdeen Angus; Angus; black Angus (black hornless breed from Scotland)

Santa Gertrudis (Brahman and shorthorn crossbreed of red cattle; hardy in hot regions)


Sense 2beef [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meat from an adult domestic bovine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

boeuf; beef

Hypernyms ("beef" is a kind of...):

meat (the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food)

Meronyms (parts of "beef"):

cut of beef (piece of beef)

beef loin (meat from a loin of beef)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beef"):

ground beef; hamburger (beef that has been ground)

bully beef; corn beef; corned beef (beef cured or pickled in brine)

pastrami (highly seasoned cut of smoked beef)

Holonyms ("beef" is a part of...):

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)


Sense 3beef [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for objecting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gripe; squawk; beef; bitch; kick

Context example:

I have a gripe about the service here

Hypernyms ("beef" is a kind of...):

objection (the speech act of objecting)


BEEF (verb)


Sense 1beef [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complain

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

beef; bellyache; gripe; grouse; squawk; holler; crab

Context example:

What was he hollering about?

Hypernyms (to "beef" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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