- a slice of meat or fish, especially beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc.
- chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak.
Origin of steak
Examples from the Web for steak
The lobster is taken away and a steak, something he considers edible, is provided.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Such dry reasoning was unsettlingly common with the student contingent at the steak fry.The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry
Ana Marie Cox
September 15, 2014
Speaking to the Post, he joked about going out to dinner and pushing his plate aside after eating only a third of his steak.Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained
May 8, 2013
Interestingly, this only happened to frequent meat eaters; vegans who ate a steak did not show elevated blood-levels of TMAO.Why I'm Cutting Back on Red Meat
April 8, 2013
Characters are constantly glancing up from their oysters, or fretting about their steak being overcooked.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
March 28, 2013
I had also kep some good coffee warm for her, and some toast and steak.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Burn the steak he will if I lave him with it, and Moike knows the sort of a bed he makes.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
It takes from ten to fifteen minutes to cook, according to the thickness of the steak.
Put it in a moderate oven for two or three hours, until the steak is tender.
Then he shoved the steak into his mouth and waved a big hand.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
- See beefsteak
- any of various cuts of beef of varying quality, used for braising, stewing, etc
- a thick slice of pork, veal, etc, or of a large fish, esp cod or salmon
- minced meat prepared in the same way as steakhamburger steak
Word Origin and History for steak
mid-15c., "thick slice of meat cut for roasting," probably from Old Norse steik "roast meat," cognate with steikja "to roast on a spit," and ultimately "something stuck" (on a spit); related to stick (v.).