- (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovine.
- I hate eating beef.
- (countable) Would be "a side of beef". A chunk, cut or piece not being the whole piece, cf ham.
- (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) A generic term for a cow or bull.
- Do you want to raise beeves?
- (countable, Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) a complaint or disagreement
- He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
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