meaty


meaty
[[t]mi͟ːti[/t]]
meatier, meatiest
1) ADJ-GRADED Food that is meaty contains a lot of meat.

...a pleasant lasagne with a meaty sauce.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n You can describe something such as a piece of writing or a part in a film as meaty if it contains a lot of interesting or important material.

The short, meaty reports are those he likes best...

Famous for playing dizzy blondes, this time she has been given a more meaty role.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n You can describe a part of someone's body as meaty if it is big and strong.

He looked up and down the corridor, meaty hands resting on his thighs.

...a pleasant lady with meaty arms.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • meaty — adjective 1 containing a lot of meat or tasting strongly of meat: a delicious meaty gravy 2 informal big and fat, with a lot of flesh: a tall guy with meaty shoulders 3 informal containing a lot of interesting ideas or information: The lecture… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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