Definition of steak noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//steɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//steɪk//
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  1. 1(less frequent beefsteak) [uncountable, countable] a thick slice of good quality beef fillet/rump/sirloin steak How would you like your steak done? a steak knife (= one with a special blade for eating steak with) see also chicken-fried steak See related entries: Meat
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a thick slice of any type of meat pork steak a gammon steak
  3. 3[uncountable] (often in compounds) beef that is not of the best quality, often sold in small pieces and used in pies, stews, etc. braising/stewing steak a steak and kidney pie
  4. 4[countable] a large thick piece of fish a cod steak
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse steik; related to steikja ‘roast on a spit’ and stikna ‘be roasted’.Extra examples I like my steak rare. a 12 oz New York strip steak a good helping of tasty prime steak a lightly grilled steak
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