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fillet

fil•let
[[t]ˈfɪl ɪt[/t]] usually [[t]fɪˈleɪ[/t]] for 1, 10 n. v. fil•let•ed [[t]ˈfɪl ɪ tɪd[/t]] or, for1,10, fil•leted [[t]fɪˈleɪd[/t]] fil•let•ing. n.
1) coo a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, as the beef tenderloin
2) clo an ornamental ribbon for the head; headband
3) any narrow strip, as of wood, metal, or fabric
4) pri a decorative line impressed on a book cover
5) archit.
a) a narrow flat molding raised or sunk between larger moldings
b) the narrow flat raised strip between two flutes of a column
6) anat.
lemniscus
7) coo to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet
8) clo to bind or adorn with or as if with a fillet
Etymology: 1300–50; ME filet < AF, MF, der. of fil thread

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Fillet — Fil let, n. [OE. filet, felet, fr. OF. filet thread, fillet of meat, dim. of fil a thread, fr. L. filum. See {Fille} a row.] 1. A little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head. [1913 Webster] A belt her waist, a fillet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fillet — Fil let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filleted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filleting}.] To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fillet — early 14c., headband, from O.Fr. filet (12c.) thread, filament; strip, ligament, dim. of fil thread (see FILE (Cf. file) (v.)). Sense of cut of meat or fish is from late 14c., apparently so called because it was prepared by being tied up with a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fillet — n *strip, band, ribbon, stripe …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fillet — A band of some material used as a head decoration, also a strip of ribbon …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • fillet — ► NOUN 1) a fleshy boneless piece of meat from near the loins or the ribs of an animal. 2) a boned side of a fish. 3) a band or ribbon binding the hair. 4) Architecture a narrow flat band separating two mouldings. ► VERB (filleted, filleting) …   English terms dictionary

  • fillet — [fil′it; ] for n. 6 & vt. 2, usually [ fi lā′, fil′ā΄] n. [ME filet < OFr, dim. of fil: see FILE1] 1. a narrow band worn around the head as to hold the hair in place 2. a thin strip or band 3. FAIRING1 …   English World dictionary

  • fillet — [[t]fɪ̱lɪt, AM fɪle͟ɪ[/t]] fillets, filleting, filleted 1) N VAR: usu with supp, also N n Fillet is a strip of meat, especially beef, that has no bones in it. ...fillet of beef with shallots. ...chicken breast fillets. ...fillet steak. 2) N COUNT …   English dictionary

  • fillet — I UK [ˈfɪlɪt] / US [fɪˈleɪ] noun Word forms fillet : singular fillet plural fillets 1) [countable] a single side of the body of a fish, with the bones removed a salmon fillet 2) [countable/uncountable] a long thin piece of meat with no bones in… …   English dictionary

  • Fillet — Filet or Fillet may refer to:*Fillet (mechanics), in mechanical engineering, a concave easing of an interior corner of a part used to reduce stress concentration (pronounced “fill it”) *Annulet (architecture), in architecture, small annulets… …   Wikipedia

  • fillet — /fil it/; usually /fi lay / for 1, 10, n. 1. Cookery. a. a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, esp. the beef tenderloin. b. a piece of veal or other meat boned, rolled, and tied for roasting. 2. a narrow band of ribbon or the like worn around… …   Universalium

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