- 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.
Origin of bacon
Definition for bacon (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for bacon
And if people find themselves dissatisfied with how often they turn to fast food, Bacon says to try things like batch cooking.
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.
As a result, Bacon explained, “Al Qaeda has incorporated more Pakistanis into its ranks to fill these vacancies.”
Wrap cooked crab legs in bacon, and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bacon may also be fried on a hot rock, or cooked on sharp pointed stick with forked ends.
As some declared most of the peas were already seasoned enough without any bacon.A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A.|George Little
The soldier boy ate the bacon, and ate both of the cakes, though each of the latter was about the size of a saucer.The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army|Oliver Optic
The author has followed the account given in Bacon's Proceedings, which seems to him probably more correct.Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
But it is not suggested that these two men, Bacon and Raleigh, might have written the book for which an author is wanted.The Shakespearean Myth|Appleton Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for bacon (1 of 2)
- to achieve success
- to provide material support
Word Origin for bacon
British Dictionary definitions for bacon (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for bacon
early 14c., "meat from the back and sides of a pig" (originally either fresh or cured, but especially cured), from Old French bacon, from Proto-Germanic *bakkon "back meat" (cf. Old High German bahho, Old Dutch baken "bacon"). Slang phrase bring home the bacon first recorded 1908; bacon formerly being the staple meat of the working class.
Science definitions for bacon
Roger Bacon was something of a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance. Over the course of his long life, his energetic research would lead him to study everything from languages to mathematics to optics. He is most remembered for his insistence on the importance of pursuing fruitful lines of scientific research through experimentation. His writings describe countless experiments; while the majority were probably never performed by him, the profusion alone of experimental ideas is nothing short of astounding. His own laboratory work dealt primarily with alchemy, optics, and mechanics. He was among the first to apply geometric and mathematical principles to problems in optics and the behavior of light, allowing him to make important observations on reflection and refraction. His interest in mechanics led him to describe flying machines and other devices that had not yet been invented. He was the first person in the West to come up with a recipe for gunpowder, and he suggested reforms to the calendar, which would ultimately be implemented hundreds of years later. His novel ways of pursuing knowledge were sometimes viewed with suspicion, resulting at one time in imprisonment; but he bravely resisted all strictures on his intellectual life, even when that meant having to write and work in secret.
Idioms and Phrases with bacon
see bring home the bacon; save one's bacon.