Hypertext Webster Gateway: "flesh"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

in the Old Testament denotes (1) a particular part of the body
of man and animals (Gen. 2:21; 41:2; Ps. 102:5, marg.); (2) the
whole body (Ps. 16:9); (3) all living things having flesh, and
particularly humanity as a whole (Gen. 6:12, 13); (4) mutability
and weakness (2 Chr. 32:8; comp. Isa. 31:3; Ps. 78:39). As
suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression
"heart of flesh" (Ezek. 11:19). The expression "my flesh and
bone" (Judg. 9:2; Isa. 58:7) denotes relationship.

In the New Testament, besides these it is also used to denote
the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the "Spirit"
(Rom. 6:19; Matt. 16:17). Being "in the flesh" means being
unrenewed (Rom. 7:5; 8:8, 9), and to live "according to the
flesh" is to live and act sinfully (Rom. 8:4, 5, 7, 12).

This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14,
"The Word was made flesh." Comp. also 1 Tim. 3:16; Rom. 1:3).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Flesh \Flesh\, n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl?sc; akin to OFries.
fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl?sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch,
Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl["a]sk.]
1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which
cover the framework of bones in man and other animals;
especially, the muscles.

Note: In composition it is mainly albuminous

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Flesh \Flesh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleshed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion;
to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and
dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or
other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous
weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first

Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword.

The wild dog Shall flesh his tooth on every
innocent. --Shak.

2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
``Fleshed in triumphs.'' --Glanvill.

Old soldiers Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and
France. --Beau. & Fl.

3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc.,
from, as from hides.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle
tissue and fat
2: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: {human body},
{physical body}, {material body}, {soma}, {build}, {figure},
{physique}, {anatomy}, {shape}, {bod}, {chassis}, {frame},
3: a soft moist part of a fruit [syn: {pulp}]

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