a slice of meat or fish, especially beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc.
chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak.

1400–50; late Middle English steike < Old Norse steik meat roasted on a stick Unabridged
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steak (steɪk)
1.  See beefsteak
2.  any of various cuts of beef of varying quality, used for braising, stewing, etc
3.  a thick slice of pork, veal, etc, or of a large fish, esp cod or salmon
4.  minced meat prepared in the same way as steak: hamburger steak
[C15: from Old Norse steik roast; related to steikja to roast on a spit; see stick1]

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Word Origin & History

1440, "thick slice of meat cut for roasting," probably from O.N. steik "roast meat," cognate with steikja "to roast on a spit," and ultimately "something stuck" (on a spit); related to stick (v.).
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Example sentences
Fiercely grilled steak with a stark sauce is a combination popular throughout
  the world.
What follows are two recipes for fajitas: one mushroom, one steak.
Hominids have been cutting their steak for much longer than anybody thought.
Steak tartare may not have been the best choice for this meal.
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