Words nearby beeves
Definition for beeves (2 of 2)
noun, plural beeves [beevz] /bivz/ for 2; beefs for 4.
- brawn; muscular strength.
- strength; power.
- weight, as of a person.
- human flesh.
- a complaint.
- an argument or dispute.
verb (used without object)
- to add strength, numbers, force, etc., to; strengthen: During the riots, the nighttime patrol force was beefed up with volunteers.
- to increase or add to: to beef up our fringe benefits.
Origin of beef
OTHER WORDS FROM beefbeef·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for beeves
Some birds as food, some fishes as ditto; beeves as food and sometimes as appliers of strength; horses in both characters.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
The beeves moved on up the divide like veterans assaulting an intrenchment.The Outlet|Andy Adams
The provisions and ammunition, transported on packhorses, and the beeves in droves, arrived soon after.Chronicles of Border Warfare|Alexander Scott Withers
The country abounds in all the necessaries of life, having abundance of beeves and hogs, and amazing quantities of fowls.
I sent the pistol up to Mr. Percy's room by the hand of Mr. Beeves; but I never heard him practising any more.Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for beeves (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for beeves (2 of 2)
Word Origin for beef
Idioms and Phrases with beeves
In addition to the idiom beginning with beef
- beef up
- where's the beef