Definitions of fillet

  1. decorate with a filet
  2. a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
  3. a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
  4. fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
  5. a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
  6. a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
  7. cut into filets; " filet the fish"
  8. A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied.
  9. 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.
  10. A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
  11. 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.
  12. An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
  13. The thread of a screw.
  14. A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt.
  15. The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
  16. Any scantling smaller than a batten.
  17. A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
  18. The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
  19. To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
  20. 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.
  21. To bind with a narrow band; ornament with a rim or molding; make into fillets, as veal, etc.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. A band; piece of meat from the thigh.
  25. A narrow band, as for binding the hair.
  26. A strip of lean meat.
  27. 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.
  28. To bind or adorn with a fillet or little band. A fillet of veal, the fleshy part of the thigh. See File.
  29. A little band, such as may be put round the head; a narrow ornament or moulding.
  30. To bind with a little band; in arch., to adorn with a band or astragal.
  31. A boneless lump of flesh bound together by a fillet or bandage; the fleshy part of the thigh in veal.
  32. Band of white matter in the brain; the lemniscus of the mid- brain.

Usage examples for fillet

  1. 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
  2. In the open market you can get fillet of beef for 1 mark 60 pf. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The figure on the left wears a fillet, indicating priesthood. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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