ETYM Old Eng. chere face, welcome, cheer, Old Fren. chiere, French chčre, from Late Lat. cara face, Greek kara head; akin to Skr. çiras, Latin cerebrum brain, German hirn, and Eng. cranium.
A cry or shout of approval.
chuck / tʃək /
1. Adjustable jaws center workpiece in a lathe or center tool in a drill.
2. The part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade.
ETYM French cours, course, Latin cursus, from currere to run. Related to Current.
1. A mode of action.
2. General line of orientation; SYN. trend.
3. Part of a meal served at one time.
4. Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; SYN. course of study, course of instruction, class.
5. A layer of masonry; SYN. row.
6. A connected series of events or actions or developments; or; SYN. line.
ETYM AS. disc, Latin discus dish, disc, quoit, from Greek diskos quoit, from dikein to throw. Related to Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.
1. A piece of dishware normally used for holding or serving food.
2. A particular item of prepared food.
3. The quantity that a dish will hold; SYN. dishful.
ETYM AS. faru journey, from faran. Related to Fare.
1. A paying (taxi) passenger.
2. The food and drink that are regularly consumed.
3. The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance.
1. Coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse.
2. The food served and eaten at one time; SYN. repast.
meat / miːt /
ETYM Old Eng. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, Dutch met hashed meat, German mettwurst sausage, Old High Germ. maz food, Icel. matr, Swed. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Related to Mast fruit, Mush.
Flesh of animals taken as food, in Western countries chiefly from domesticated herds of cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Major exporters include Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, and Denmark (chiefly bacon). The practice of cooking meat is at least 600,000 years old. More than 40% of the world's grain is now fed to animals.
Animals have been hunted for meat since the beginnings of human society. The domestication of animals for meat began during the Neolithic era in the Middle East about 10,000 BC.
Meat is wasteful in production (the same area of grazing land would produce far greater food value in cereal crops). The consumption of meat in 1989 was 111 kg/244 lb per person in the US, 68 kg/150 lb in the UK, 30 kg/66 lb in Japan, 6 kg/13 lb in Nigeria, and 1 kg/2.2 lb in India. Research suggests that, in a healthy diet, consumption of meat (especially with a high fat content) should not exceed the Japanese level.
Meat substitutes are textured vegetable protein (TVP), usually soy-based and extruded in fibers in the same way as plastics.
Grazing lands take up more than 1.4 billion acres/3,000 million hectares and produce about 140 million tons of meat per year.
The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.
ETYM as. masc, max, maescre; akin to Dutch maas, masche, Old High Germ. masca, Icel. möskvi; cf. Lith. mazgas a knot, megsti to weave nets, to knot.
1. The act of interlocking or meshing; SYN. meshing, interlock, interlocking.
2. The number of opening per inch of a screen; measures size of particles; or.
ETYM Old Eng. mes, Old Fren. mets, Late Lat. missum, p. p. of mittere to put, place (e.g., on the table), Latin mittere to send. Related to Mission, Mass religious service.
(Irregular plural: messes).
1. A state of confusion and disorderliness; SYN. messiness, muss, mussiness.
2. A (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax; SYN. mess hall.
3. A meal eaten by service personnel.
4. Soft semiliquid food.
table / teɪbl̩ /
Sinonimi: tabular array
ETYM French, from Latin tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Related to Tabular, Taffrail, Tavern.
1. A piece of furniture having a smooth flat top supported by one or more vertical legs.
2. A piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it.
3. A set of data arranged in rows and columns; SYN. tabular array.
4. A company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game.
ETYM French viande meat, food, Late Lat. vianda, vivanda, vivenda, properly, things to live on, from Latin vivere to live; akin to vivus living. Related to Vivid, Victualis.
A choice or delicious dish.