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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun flesh has 3 senses

Verb flesh has 1 sense


fleshn. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl; akin to OFries. flāsk, D. vleesch, OS. fl, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fläsk.].
  •  The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.  [1913 Webster]
    " In composition it is mainly proteinaceous, but contains in adition a large number of low-molecular-weight subtances, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin, carnin, etc. It is also rich in potassium phosphate."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.  [1913 Webster]
    "With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.  [1913 Webster]
    "As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
    Were brass impregnable.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The human eace; mankind; humanity.  [1913 Webster]
    "All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Human nature  [1913 Webster]
    "There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart."
  •  Kindred; stock; race.  [1913 Webster]
    "He is our brother and our flesh."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.  [1913 Webster]
    " Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound."  [1913 Webster]
After the flesh, after the manner of man; in a gross or earthly manner. “Ye judge after the flesh.” John viii. 15. -- An arm of flesh, human strength or aid. -- Flesh and blood. See under Blood. -- Flesh broth, broth made by boiling flesh in water. -- Flesh fly (Zoöl.), one of several species of flies whose larvæ or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle fly; -- called also meat fly, carrion fly, and blowfly. See Blowly. -- Flesh meat, animal food. Swift. -- Flesh side, the side of a skin or hide which was next to the flesh; -- opposed to grain side. -- Flesh tint (Painting), a color used in painting to imitate the hue of the living body. -- Flesh worm (Zoöl.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See Flesh fly (above). -- Proud flesh. See under Proud. -- To be one flesh, to be closely united as in marriage; to become as one person. Gen. ii. 24.
fleshv. t. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Full bravely hast thou fleshed
    Thy maiden sword.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The wild dog
    Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.  Glanvill.  [1913 Webster]
    "Old soldiers
    Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.  [1913 Webster]


flesh, n. & v.
1 a the soft, esp. muscular, substance between the skin and bones of an animal or a human. b plumpness; fat (has put on flesh). c archaic meat, esp. excluding poultry, game, and offal.
2 the body as opposed to the mind or the soul, esp. considered as sinful.
3 the pulpy substance of a fruit or a plant.
4 a the visible surface of the human body with ref. to its colour or appearance. b (also flesh-colour) a yellowish pink colour.
5 animal or human life.
1 embody in flesh.
2 incite (a hound etc.) by the taste of blood.
3 initiate, esp. by aggressive or violent means, esp.: a use (a sword etc.) for the first time on flesh. b use (wit, the pen, etc.) for the first time. c inflame (a person) by the foretaste of success.

all flesh all human and animal creation. flesh and blood
1 the body or its substance.
2 humankind.
3 human nature, esp. as being fallible.
--adj. actually living, not imaginary or supernatural. flesh-fly (pl. -flies) any fly of the family Sarcophagidae that deposits eggs or larvae in dead flesh. flesh out make or become substantial. flesh side the side of a hide that adjoined the flesh. flesh tints flesh-colours as rendered by a painter. flesh-wound a wound not reaching a bone or a vital organ. in the flesh in bodily form, in person. lose (or put on) flesh grow thinner or fatter. make a person's flesh creep frighten or horrify a person, esp. with tales of the supernatural etc. one flesh (of two people) intimately united, esp. by virtue of marriage (Gen. 2:24). one's own flesh and blood near relatives; descendants. sins of the flesh unchastity. the way of all flesh experience common to all mankind.
fleshless adj.
OE fl{aelig}sc f. Gmc



n. The Second Person of the secular Trinity.



Adam, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, Leatherette, Leatheroid, agnate, alive, all that lives, anatomy, ancestry, animalism, animality, aspic, barbecue, beastliness, bestiality, biosphere, biota, blood, blood relation, blood relative, bodiliness, bodily, body, boiled meat, bones, bouilli, brawn, brutality, brutishness, carcass, carnal nature, carnal-mindedness, carnality, civet, clansman, clay, clod, coarseness, coat, cognate, coldness, collateral, collateral relative, color, concreteness, connections, consanguinean, corporality, corporeal, corporeality, corporealness, corporeity, corpus, cuticle, dermis, distaff side, distant relation, earthiness, ecosphere, embodiment, embody, enate, fallen humanity, fallen nature, fallen state, family, fell, fiber, figure, fill in, fill out, fleece, flesh and blood, fleshliness, flora and fauna, folks, forcemeat, form, frame, frigidity, fur, furring, game, generation of man, genus Homo, german, grossness, hachis, hash, hide, hominid, homo, hulk, human, human family, human nature, human race, human species, humanity, humankind, imitation fur, imitation leather, impotence, in person, in the flesh, incorporate, integument, jacket, jerky, joint, jugged hare, kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinnery, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kith and kin, lapsed state, le genre humain, leather, leather paper, libido, living, living matter, living nature, love, lovemaking, man, mankind, marriage, material body, materialism, materiality, materialness, meat, menue viande, mince, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, muscle, natural, near relation, next of kin, nonspirituality, noosphere, organic matter, organic nature, organized matter, outer layer, outer skin, pelt, peltry, pemmican, people, person, personally, physical, physical body, physicality, physicalness, physique, plasm, posterity, postlapsarian state, pot roast, potency, race of man, rawhide, real, really, relations, relatives, rind, roast, sausage meat, scrapple, sensuality, sex drive, sexiness, sexual instinct, sexual urge, sexualism, sexuality, sheath, sib, sibling, skin, skins, soma, spear kin, spear side, spindle kin, spindle side, stock, substantiality, substantiate, swinishness, sword side, tegument, the Old Adam, the beast, the flesh, the offending Adam, tissue, torso, tribesman, trunk, unspirituality, uterine kin, vair, venison, viande, voluptuousness




N impurity, uncleanness, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, impudicity, obscenity, ribaldry, Fescennine, smut, bawdry, double entente, equivoque, concupiscence, lust, carnality, flesh, salacity, pruriency, lechery, lasciviency, lubricity, Sadism, sapphism, incontinence, intrigue, faux pas, amour, amourette, gallantry, debauchery, libertinish, libertinage, fornication, liaison, wenching, venery, dissipation, seduction, defloration, defilement, abuse, violation, rape, incest, prostitution, social evil, harlotry, stupration, whoredom, concubinage, cuckoldom, adultery, advoutry, crim, con, free love, seraglio, harem, brothel, bagnio, stew, bawdyhouse, cat house, lupanar, house of ill fame, bordel, bordello, impure, unclean, not to be mentioned to ears polite, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, Fescennine, loose, risque, coarse, gross, broad, free, equivocal, smutty, fulsome, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lickerish, rampant, lustful, carnal, carnal-minded, lewd, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, erotic, ruttish, salacious, Paphian, voluptuous, goatish, must, musty, unchaste, light, wanton, licentious, debauched, dissolute, of loose character, of easy virtue, frail, gay, riggish, incontinent, meretricious, rakish, gallant, dissipated, no better than she should be, on the town, on the streets, on the pave, on the loose, adulterous, incestuous, bestial.


N animality, animal life, animation, animality, animalization, animalness, corporeal nature, human system, breath, flesh, flesh and blood, physique, strength, fleshly, human, corporeal.


N man, mankind, human race, human species, human kind, human nature, humanity, mortality, flesh, generation, anthropology, anthropogeny, anthropography, anthroposophy, ethnology, ethnography, humanitarian, human being, person, personage, individual, creature, fellow creature, mortal, body, somebody, one, such a one, some one, soul, living soul, earthling, party, head, hand, dramatis personae, quidam, people, persons, folk, public, society, world, community, community at large, general public, nation, nationality, state, realm, commonweal, commonwealth, republic, body politic, million, population, tribe, clan (paternity), family (consanguinity), cosmopolite, lords of the creation, ourselves, human, mortal, personal, individual, national, civic, public, social, cosmopolitan, anthropoid, am I not a man and a brother?.

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