Definitions of flesh

  1. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
  2. To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
  3. To train to an appetite for flesh, as dogs for hunting; to accustom; to glut; to use upon flesh, as a sword, esp. for the first time.
  4. To accustom to flesh; use upon flesh.
  5. To glut with flesh; satiate; also, to tempt with a taste of flesh, as a dog; embolden with success; flush.
  6. To train to an appetite for, as hawks or dogs, by feeding them with the first game they take; to harden; to accustom; to satiate. To be one flesh, to be closely united, as in marriage. An arm of flesh, human strength or aid.
  7. a soft moist part of a fruit
  8. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
  9. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
  10. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
  11. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
  12. In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
  13. In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
  14. The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
  15. Kindred; stock; race.
  16. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
  17. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh ( as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.
  18. That part of an animal body beneath the skin, composed of soft muscular tissue; animal food; pulp of fruit, etc.; the body: opposite to soul; human nature or race; present life; kindred.
  19. The soft substance which covers the bones of animals; animal food; the bodies of beasts and birds, not fish; the body, not the soul; animals or animal nature; mankind; bodily appetites; the present life; the soft substance of fruit; the part of a fruit fit to be eaten.
  20. Soft solids of animal bodies; the body; animal nature; mankind; soft substance of fruits.
  21. The softer tissues of an animal body; the soft part of fruits and vegetables; the body as opposed to the soul; the carnal or sinful nature; the human race.
  22. The soft, solid, muscular part of an animal body; animal food, in distinction from vegetable; the bodies of beasts and birds used as food, distinct from fish; the body, as distinguished from the soul; animal nature; animals of all kinds; mankind; human nature; bodily appetites; a carnal unrenewed state; human nature as it is, without God; the present state of existence; kindred; the soft pulpy substance of fruit.
  23. That part of an animal underlying the skin or covering, as distinguished from the bones and fluids; the body, as distinguished from the soul; human nature; carnal state; sensual appetite; kindred; family.
  24. Of or like flesh, as flesh- coloured, & c.