The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
The human eace; mankind; humanity.
In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
Kindred; stock; race.
The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
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 time.
To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree. Johann Arndt