the back and sides of the hog, salted and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food.
Also called white bacon. South Midland and Southern U.S. pork cured in brine; salt pork.
Idioms about bacon
bring home the bacon,
to provide for material needs; earn a living.
to accomplish a task; be successful or victorious: Our governor went to Washington to appeal for disaster relief and brought home the bacon—$40 million.
save one's bacon, Informal. to allow one to accomplish a desired end; spare one from injury or loss: Quick thinking saved our bacon.
Other definitions for Bacon (2 of 2)
Francis Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, 1561–1626, English essayist, philosopher, and statesman.
Francis, 1910–92, English painter, born in Ireland.
Henry, 1866–1924, U.S. architect.
Nathaniel, 1647–76, American colonist, born in England: leader of a rebellion in Virginia 1676.
Roger "The Admirable Doctor", 1214?–94?, English philosopher and scientist.
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How to use bacon in a sentence
He spoons cricket powder over his morning yogurt, sprinkles larvae over his salads like bacon bits, and fries up frozen crickets for supper.They're Healthy. They're Sustainable. So Why Don't Humans Eat More Bugs? | Aryn Baker | February 26, 2021 | Time
Make this a salad by omitting the bread, doubling and chopping the lettuce, crumbling the bacon, mixing that with the roasted tomatoes and their juices and then tossing it all with a simple salad dressing.How to make a wonderful BLT with out-of-season tomatoes | Daniela Galarza | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Besides, this recipe starts with bacon, so it can only go up from there.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors | Aaron Hutcherson | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Another microwaveable option, this savory bowl of oats is topped with bacon, cheese, greens and pickled peppers.8 sweet or savory oatmeal recipes to recharge your morning routine | Daniela Galarza | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
If you’re talking breakfast, my healthy go-to order would be getting an Egg McMuffin sandwich with no bacon on it.McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski on Changing Consumer Behavior and the Future of Those Ball Pits | Eben Shapiro | August 2, 2020 | Time
And if people find themselves dissatisfied with how often they turn to fast food, bacon says to try things like batch cooking.
The problem, says UC Davis physiologist and nutritionist Linda bacon, is that very few people can lose weight and keep it off.
Instead of just cutting out whole food groups, bacon says people should pay attention to how food makes them feel.
“Most of the diseases we blame on nutrition are actually diseases of disempowerment,” bacon said.
Louis bacon, another big donor, owns land all over the world, including a grouse-hunting estate in Scotland.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools | Zephyr Teachout | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With bacon, experientia does not always mean observation; and may mean either experience or experiment.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
It lacks convincingness perhaps from the fact that Thomass theology is so largely philosophy, as Roger bacon said.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord bacon in the house of peers for bribery.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Short men liked short cuts, but, as bacon said, the shortest way is commonly the foulest.
Beans and bacon, cabbage and brown hard dumplings, formed the bill of fare, which the men washed down with plenty of table beer.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for bacon (1 of 2)
meat from the back and sides of a pig, dried, salted, and usually smoked
bring home the bacon informal
to achieve success
to provide material support
save someone's bacon British informal to help someone to escape from danger
British Dictionary definitions for Bacon (2 of 2)
Francis, Baron Verulam, Viscount St Albans. 1561–1626, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist; described the inductive method of reasoning: his works include Essays (1625), The Advancement of Learning (1605), and Novum Organum (1620)
Francis . 1909–92, British painter, born in Dublin, noted for his distorted, richly coloured human figures, dogs, and carcasses
Roger . ?1214–92, English Franciscan monk, scholar, and scientist: stressed the importance of experiment, demonstrated that air is required for combustion, and first used lenses to correct vision. His Opus Majus (1266) is a compendium of all the sciences of his age
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Scientific definitions for Bacon
English scientist and philosopher who is noted for the wide range of his knowledge and writing on scientific topics. Bacon pioneered the idea that mathematics is fundamental to science and that experimentation is essential to test scientific theories.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bacon
see bring home the bacon; save one's bacon.
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