Definition of meaty in English:



  • 1Consisting of or full of meat.

    ‘a meaty flavor’
    • ‘Here are two classic soups, easily made vegetarian or meaty, it's up to you!’
    • ‘The second course of today's luxury five-course meal is something a bit heavier, more intensely flavoured and is nice and meaty.’
    • ‘He was right; they were meaty and flavorful, so she ate another.’
    • ‘They're sort of meaty in appearance, like dried meat, they're cubed so you can break them away in sections.’
    • ‘In this case, they were far from trendy al dente vegetables and had a rich meaty, sharp flavour, which I would happily have had as a main course.’
    • ‘I stirred the meaty stew, to keep it from starting a thick skin on the top.’
    • ‘I wanted them to serve me something meaty.’
    • ‘A little while later, he could hear the sounds of something sizzling, and a rich, meaty smell began to dissipate through the air, setting his stomach to growling and reminding him of his hunger.’
    • ‘Plenty of crispy bits were matched by succulent meaty bits, superbly flavoured with honey soya and paper thin pancakes.’
    • ‘I was glad when he left them because I was a vegetarian and didn't wish to partake of any beefy, meaty nonsense.’
    • ‘Then she is bustling away, a whirlwind of activity, testing a pot of meaty soup with a spoon that she pulls out of nowhere, sticking a sliver of wood into a rising cake in an open oven to check that it is cooking.’
    • ‘Nodding furiously, he furiously began to start serving the meaty soup to the peasants.’
    • ‘‘No, nothing,’ Arven swallowed a bite of his meaty dish.’
    • ‘The same recipe can be used for a meaty version too, by making tomato pasta sauce with mince, and leaving the pumpkin out of the cottage cheese mix.’
    1. 1.1Fleshy; brawny.
      ‘the tall, meaty young man’
      • ‘I know she would have hated Marie, and that Marie was everything she wasn't, but I think that was kind of the point; French, tall, slightly meaty, and blonde, Marie is nothing like her.’
      • ‘Barnes slaps his meaty hand over the mouth of a soldier screaming from the searing pain of shrapnel and menacingly commands ‘Take the pain!’’
      beefy, fleshy, brawny, burly, muscular, muscly, powerful, sturdy, rugged, husky, strapping, well built, solidly built, stout, thickset
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    2. 1.2Full of substance or interest; satisfying.
      ‘the ballet has stayed the course because of the meaty roles it offers’
      • ‘She is a fine artist and has been much featured by ENO recently, but I wish that they could find a way of sharing these meaty dramatic roles between a number of singers.’
      • ‘But it lacks the meaty substance of its predecessors, and feels too fluffy, light, and simplistic to truly work.’
      • ‘He also gives the subsidiary characters - a dim married couple and a meddlesome mother-in-law - meaty roles whose farce is grounded in wry truth.’
      • ‘Timon's the only really meaty role in the play; the rest of the characters, the senators and hangers-on, all seem a little interchangeable.’
      • ‘They have written meaty roles with levels upon levels of emotional response, and the cast embraced the challenge.’
      • ‘It also offers Woronov her first meaty film role since Bartel's Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 13 years ago.’
      • ‘Nice to see awesome actors like Olmos and Alonso getting meaty roles that have nothing to do with their ethnicity.’
      • ‘He also wrote the screenplay, and his ideas are meaty and interesting, but there are too many.’
      • ‘It's good to see women of our age group like Linney, Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson get some meaty roles that allow them to have some sensuality.’
      • ‘Alongside these meaty Scottish roles, Wilson had a lot of work to do to make the most of Miles.’
      • ‘To attract a cast like that, Mystic River had to offer some meaty roles.’
      • ‘It's an exercise in atmosphere that gives her a chance to sink her teeth into the meaty role of femme fatale Margaret.’
      • ‘Blanchett, who is a damn good actress and a really pretty one, gets a meaty role on paper, as a disillusioned, pregnant and romantically confused woman.’
      • ‘The work provides its singers with some meaty roles.’
      full of interest, interesting, three-dimensional, stimulating, giving food for thought
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