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Flesh appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Freshly fried fresh flesh

Flesh appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The risque gown marked a very brazen exposure of juicy flesh. (50 letters)
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Flesh appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Flesh - saw Mom wash self!
  • A rash self-warning: I sign in raw flesh, Sara!
  • Semite films in a gross arch self-flesh crass organism lifetimes.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun flesh:


The word flesh is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun flesh

What does flesh mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fleshes

  1. the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic term: animal tissue = the tissue in the bodies of animals
  2. alternative names for the body of a human being
  3. a soft moist part of a fruit
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of flesh: pulp
    • more generic term: plant tissue = the tissue of a plant
    • substance: parenchyma = the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature

Alternative definition of the noun flesh


  1. The soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.
  2. [context: by extension] Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.
  3. [archaic] Animal tissue regarded as food; meat.
  4. The human body as a physical entity.
  5. [religion] The mortal body of a human being, contrasted with the spirit or soul.
  6. [religion] The evil and corrupting principle working in man.
  7. The skin of a human or animal.
  8. The soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.
  9. A yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin.

Definition of the verb flesh

What does flesh mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fleshed | fleshing | fleshes

  1. remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

Alternative definition of the verb flesh


  1. To bury (a sword, for example) in flesh.
  2. To put flesh on; to fatten.
  3. To add details.
  4. to remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.


  1. "Flesh" is a 1968 film directed by American filmmaker Paul Morrissey.
  2. "Flesh" is a 1932 black-and-white drama film directed by John Ford and starring Wallace Beery as a German wrestler. Some of the script was written by Moss Hart and an uncredited William Faulkner.
  3. "Flesh" a.k.a. "Carne" is a 2013 short animated horror film written and directed by Carlos Alberto Gómez Salamanca.
  4. "Flesh" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Carlos Nigro.


Flesh is a fictional character from the 1991 film V.I. Warshawski.

Phrases with Flesh

Phrases starting with the word Flesh:

  1. flesh fly
  2. flesh out
  3. Flesh-Fly
  4. Flesh Flies
  5. flesh wound
  6. flesh-eating
  7. flesh-colored
  8. flesh-coloured
  9. Flesh and Blood
  10. Flesh-Color Pincushion

Phrases ending with the word Flesh:

  1. to flesh
  2. goose flesh
  3. proud flesh
  4. in the flesh
  5. Pound of Flesh
  6. Press the Flesh
  7. Way of All Flesh
  8. Creating One Flesh
  9. Thorn in the flesh

Other phrase containing the word Flesh:

  1. Large Flesh Fly

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flesh

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Google previewGateway to Resurrection (2010)

by Maria Boulding osb

Flesh means yourself with all your heredity, not only your solidarity with the rest of the human race but with the particular,

Flesh is the clash of personalities, the chafing together of clay jars, which need the space of charity between them, ...

Google previewA Body of Practical Divinity Consisting of Above One Hundred and Seventy-six Sermons on the Shorter Catechism Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminster (1794)

With a Supplement of Some Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture Together with the Art of Divine Contentment ; to which is Added, Christ's Various Fulness by Thomas Watson

The flesh is a worse enemy than the devil, it is a bosom-traitor; an enemy within is worst. If there were no...

Google previewThe School of Seers Expanded Edition (2013)

A Practical Guide on How to See in The Unseen Realm by Jonathan Welton

The idea that the spirit of a person is perfect while the person's soul/body comprise the evil flesh is a fundamentally flawed, erroneous teaching. The Bible does not even teach that we have perfected spirits or that our souls are evil.

Google previewAssuming a Body (2010)

Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality by Gayle Salamon

Flesh is that which, by virtue of psychic investment and worldly engagement, we form our bodies into, rather than the stuff...

Flesh is the world's seduction of the body and the body's incorporation of the world into itself.

Flesh is an ultimate notion . . . it is not the union or compound of two substances, but thinkable by itself.

Google previewA Body of Practical Divinity Consisting of Above One Hundred and Seventy Six Sermons on the Lesser Catechism Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminster (1741)

With a Supplement of Some Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture to which is Added, the Art of Divine Contentment; Recommended to the Publishers, and Never Before Printed (except Once) in the Former Editions of this Book, Altho Printed Twenty Times by Itself by Thomas Watson

The Flesh is a worse Enemy than the Devil, it is a Bosom-traitor ; an Enemy within is worst. If there were no Devil to tempt,

The Flesh is an Enemy to Suffering; it will sooner make a Man a Courtier than a Martyr...Oh keep it under; put its Neck ...

Google previewThe A-Z of Complete Deliverance (2016)

by Dr. D. K. Olukoya

The flesh is a waster. It is not going to heaven and it...

The flesh is the seat of all the revolt against the Almighty.

Google previewDictionary of Natural History Terms with Their Derivations (1863)

Including the Various Orders, Genera, and Species

rxpxdhy,s, fleshy ; applied to the gelatinous and semi- transparent substance found in the simplest forms of living creatures. Sarcode' rma (Bot.) rife, mpxis, flesh, Uppx, (kin ; a genus of Algæ. Saroodio'tyon (Zool.) ai. fl, ra.pxit, ...

Google previewA Short Dictionary of the Psalms (1997)

by Jean Pierre Prévost

The psalmists use the term "all flesh" when referring to all of humanity (65:2; 136: 25). They also use the word to distinguish between God and us: God has a nefesh and a much, but not a basar. It is not until the prologue of the Gospel of John ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The flesh is reckoned delicate eating, and does not taste fishy, not- . withstanding its food. Ursus Arctos fuscus. Brown Bear. The flesh of this animal, in autumn, when it is excessively fat, is said to be most delicate food ; and that of the cubs still ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of Every-day Gardening: constituting a popular cyclopædia of the theory and practice of horticulture. Embellished with coloured plates, etc (1874)

by Samuel Orchart BEETON

—Large, round, skin light orange next the sun, greenish-yellow in the shade ; flesh yellowish, crisp, sharply acid: November to March. A fruitsul variety and showy grower. Bedfordshire Foundling, K.—Very large, pale green when ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

FLESH, n. «. & v. a.~) Saxon ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

Fruit clear white, changin to amber when fully ripe, medium-sized, round; flesh flrm; avonr extremely rich and leasant; bunches long-cylindrical, closely set. An excellent, ear y Muscat Grape for growing in ...

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Sign language

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence in Sign Language

This is a sign language interpretation of the Advent or Christmas song, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence delivered with white gloved hands in a black light.

Quotes about Flesh

In flesh and blood
you continually smile at me,
in flesh and blood
at times you awake a kind of glare,
you walk past as a picture
that brings a kind of joy,
in flesh and blood. (Gert Strydom)
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Scrabble value of F4L1E1S1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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