Beef vs Beag - What's the difference?
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.
(uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
# The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
- I love eating beef .
- lean finely textured beef
(uncountable) Bovine animals.
A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
- boneless lean beef trimmings
a grudge (+ with )
- Do you want to raise beeves ?
- He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
(slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
- He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
- Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
(slang, uncountable) essence, content
- We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
- The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.
* (meat of a cow)
* (meat of a cow) veal
* beef jerky
* beef on weck
* beef stew
* lean finely textured beef
* boneless lean beef trimmings
* bully beef
* corned beef
* where's the beef?
To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
(slang) To fart.
- Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
(slang) To feud.
- Ugh, who just beefed in here?
(intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
- Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
- David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off
* beef up
* beef out
Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
- We bought three beef calves this morning.
- beef farms
Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
- beef country
- beef stew
(historical) A ring.
* 1878 , Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain), The Numismatic chronicle and journal of the Numismatic Society :
* 1970 , William A. Chaney, The cult of kingship in Anglo-Saxon England :
- 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.
- [...] and the description of that monarch in his anonymous Vita'' as ''coronatus lauro'' probably indicates a beag which was lighter than the formal ''diadema .