- Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
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Definitions for: STEAK
- (v. t.) A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; -- also extended to the meat of other large animals; as, venison steak; bear steak; pork steak; turtle steak.
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- (n.) A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.
- (v. i.) To move on skates.
- (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.
- (v. t.) A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc.
- (v. t.) A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
- (v. t.) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
- (v. t.) A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
- (v. t.) That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
- (v. t.) To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
- (v. t.) To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
- (v. t.) To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
- (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a stake.
- Accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
- Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
- Be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
- Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
- Experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
- Have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
- Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
- To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from
- Tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
- Hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding