Visit the forum if you have a language query!

flesh

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology

Old English flǣsc, flæsc; compare Old High German "fleisk", Modern High German "fleisch".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
flesh

Plural
-

flesh (-)
  1. the soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.
  2. animal tissue, especially animal tissue used as food.
  3. the human body as a physical entity.
  4. the skin of a human or animal.
  5. the soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.
  6. a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin.
    flesh colour:   

Synonyms

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Verb

Infinitive
to flesh

Third person singular
fleshes

Simple past
fleshed

Past participle
fleshed

Present participle
fleshing

to flesh (third-person singular simple present fleshes, present participle fleshing, simple past and past participle fleshed)
  1. to put flesh on; to fatten.
  2. To add details.
    The writer had to go back and flesh out the climactic scene.
  3. to remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.

Translations

Derived terms

See also

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE