from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Muscular in build; brawny: a beefy wrestler.
  • adj. Substantial; filling: "a rather . . . beefy, densely colored wine” ( Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
  • adj. Filled with beef.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Similar to, or tasting like beef.
  • adj. Containing beef.
  • adj. Strong or muscular.
  • adj. Sturdy; robust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having much beef; of the nature of beef; resembling beef; fleshy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ox-like; hence, fleshy; obese; solid.
  • Brawny; muscular; hardy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. muscular and heavily built


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