fillet

[f_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t], [fˈɪlɪt], [fˈɪlɪt]

Definitions of fillet:

  1.   1. Lemniscus, a band of nerve- fibers. 2. A skein or loop of soft tissue passed around the presenting part of the fetus, used for making traction. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  2.   fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   A little band to tie about the hair of the head; a muscle, or a piece of meat composed of muscles; especially, the fleshy part of the thigh applied chiefly to veal; as, a fillet of veal; meat rolled together and tied round; in arch. ( a) a small moulding generally rectangular in section, and having the appearance of a narrow band, generally used to separate ornaments and mouldings; an annulet; a list; a listel; ( b) the ridge between the flutes of a column- called also a FACET or FACETTE; in the manege, the loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests; in technology, in general, this word has a great many applications, such as in carp, a strip nailed to a wall or partition to support a shelf, a strip for a door to close against; in gilding, a band of gold- leaf on a picture- frame or elsewhere; in coining, a strip of metal rolled to a certain size; also the thread of a screw; a ring on the muzzle of a gun, etc. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   A little band, such as may be put round the head; a narrow ornament or moulding. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A band; piece of meat from the thigh. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   cut into filets; " filet the fish" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10.   decorate with a lace of geometric designs – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11.   A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13.   To bind with a narrow band; ornament with a rim or molding; make into fillets, as veal, etc. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14.   A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied. – Newage Dictionary DB
  15.   Any scantling smaller than a batten. – Newage Dictionary DB
  16.   A strip of lean meat. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17.   A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the space between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of Base, and Column. – Newage Dictionary DB
  18.   A narrow band, as for binding the hair. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19.   A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain. – Newage Dictionary DB
  20.   A little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head. – Newage Dictionary DB
  21.   A thin strip or ribbon; esp.: ( a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched. ( b) A strip of card clothing. ( c) A thin projecting band or strip. – Newage Dictionary DB
  22.   The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun. – Newage Dictionary DB
  23.   To bind or adorn with a fillet or little band. A fillet of veal, the fleshy part of the thigh. See File. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24.   To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet or little band. " He made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted them."- Ex. xxxvii. 28. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25.   An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position. – Newage Dictionary DB
  26.   A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner. – Newage Dictionary DB
  27.   To bind with a little band; in arch., to adorn with a band or astragal. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28.   A boneless lump of flesh bound together by a fillet or bandage; the fleshy part of the thigh in veal. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29.   The thread of a screw. – Newage Dictionary DB
  30.   Band of white matter in the brain; the lemniscus of the mid- brain. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  31.   cut into filets, as of fish or meat – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32.   A narrow band of metal, linen, silk, etc., worn around the forehead, for holding the hair; the fleshy part of the thigh; said of meat; a boneless lump of meat of fish served flat or rolled together and tied; a raised rim, narrow ornament, or molding. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33.   A little band to tie about the hair of the head; meat rolled together and tied round; any small scantling less than a batten; a kind of orle or bordure; a little rule or reglet of leaf- gold; the loins of a horse. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34.   To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet. – Newage Dictionary DB
  35.   decorate with a filet – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36.   a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for fillet:

  1. Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. – Federico Fellini

Usage examples for fillet:

  1. The fillet of mortar may have come loose or cracked in places. ” – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  2. The figure on the left wears a fillet indicating priesthood. ” – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  3. “ " With what a classic grace the fillet passing round the majestic forehead, confines his flowing locks, which mingle with his beard! ” – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. The more fleshy joints, as fillet of veal, leg or saddle of mutton and beef, are to be helped in thin slices, neatly cut and smooth; observing to let the knife pass down to the bone in the mutton and beef joints. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  5. Fillet then desisted, saying, he was sorry to find the captain had any cause of vexation; but he hoped it was not an incurable evil. ” – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  6. On my last call upon Frieda at her studio I had seen him in the lighter garb of Orion, with a gold fillet about his brow, surmounted by a gilt star. ” – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  7. She left the room, and in a quarter of an hour returned, bringing in her hand a small brazier of lighted charcoal, and two small pieces of parchment, rolled up and fixed by a knot to the centre of a narrow fillet – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  8. Then Noorna said to them that thronged about her, 'Put on, each of ye, a robe of white, ye that are maidens, and a fillet of blue, and a sash of saffron, and abide my coming. ” – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  9. “ A simple and lovely form for the Madonna's crown is the narrow golden fillet set with pearls, singly or in clusters. ” – The Madonna in Art by Estelle M. Hurll
  10. “ Scipio's face grew grave at these words, and he asked with commanding brevity and sharpness: " Has your sister black hair and is she taller than you are, and did she wear a golden fillet in the procession? ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. “ Mr. Fillet perceiving by his style that he was a seafaring gentleman, observed that their landlady was not used to lodge such company; and expressed some surprise that he, who had no doubt endured so many storms and hardships at sea, should think much of travelling five or six miles a- horseback by moonlight. ” – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  12. Yet life is sweet and death is bitter, and it is hard to go; and as he tosses to and fro in his fever there comes in to him an old friend, the headman of the village perhaps, with a white muslin fillet bound about his kind old head, and he sits beside the dying man and speaks to him. ” – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  13. And straightway he bade her of the golden fillet Lachesis, to stretch her hands on high, nor violate the gods' great oath, but with the son of Kronos promise him that the isle sent up to the light of heaven should be thenceforth a title of himself alone. ” – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  14. The long tresses of his sunny hair were bound by a simple fillet and in them was twined the Flamingo Feather that proclaimed his rank. ” – The Flamingo Feather by Kirk Munroe
  15. He had moved a step forward to examine the hidden space at the back of the pile, when his further advance was instantly stopped by the appearance of a man who walked forth from it dressed in the floating, purple- edged robe and white fillet of the Pagan priests. ” – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  16. Their headdress is a round fillet adorned with feathers, and a straw bonnet something like a Scotch one; the former, I believe, being chiefly worn by the men, and the latter by the women. ” – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  17. The fillet must not touch the sides of the mould, but be perfectly enveloped in jelly. ” – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  18. “ Cora, radiant- eyed, in high bloom, and exquisite from head to foot in a shimmering white dancing- dress, a glittering crescent fastening the silver fillet that bound her vivid hair, was a flame of enchantment. ” – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  19. The Somali matron is distinguished- externally- from the maiden by a fillet of blue network or indigo- dyed cotton, which, covering the head and containing the hair, hangs down to the neck. ” – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  20. In the open market you can get fillet of beef for 1 mark 60 pf. ” – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

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