Beef vs Beag - What's the difference?

beef | beag |


As nouns the difference between beef and beag

is that beef is (uncountable) the meat from a cow, bull or other bovines while beag is (historical) a ring.

As a verb beef

is to complain.

As an adjective beef

is being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

beef

English

(wikipedia beef)

Noun

  • (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
  • I love eating beef .
  • # The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
  • lean finely textured beef
  • boneless lean beef trimmings
  • (uncountable) Bovine animals.
  • *
  • A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
  • Do you want to raise beeves ?
  • a grudge (+ with )
  • He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
    He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  • (slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
  • Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
    We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
  • (slang, uncountable) essence, content
  • The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.

    Synonyms

    * (meat of a cow)

    Hyponyms

    * (meat of a cow) veal

    Derived terms

    * beefcake * beef jerky * beef on weck * beefsteak * beef stew * lean finely textured beef * boneless lean beef trimmings * beefy * bully beef * corned beef * where's the beef?

    See also

    * beefwood

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To complain.
  • *
  • To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
  • Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
  • (slang) To fart.
  • Ugh, who just beefed in here?
  • (slang) To feud.
  • Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
  • David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off

    Derived terms

    * beef up * beef out

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
  • We bought three beef calves this morning.
  • Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
  • beef farms
    beef country
  • Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
  • beef stew

    beag

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) A ring.
  • * 1878 , Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain), The Numismatic chronicle and journal of the Numismatic Society :
  • It was a mark of nobility among the German races — by some considered the origin of our coronets — and had even about it a quasi-religious character in memory of the "holy beag " (holy ring), the oath upon which was tantamount to the oath upon Thorr's hammer.
  • * 1970 , William A. Chaney, The cult of kingship in Anglo-Saxon England :
  • [...] and the description of that monarch in his anonymous Vita'' as ''coronatus lauro'' probably indicates a beag which was lighter than the formal ''diadema .
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