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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

In the Old Testament denotes (1) a particular part of the body of man and animals (Genesis 2:21; 41:2; Psalms 102:5, marg.); (2) the whole body (Psalms 16:9); (3) all living things having flesh, and particularly humanity as a whole (Genesis 6:12, 13); (4) mutability and weakness (2 Chronicles 32:8; comp. Isaiah 31:3; Psalms 78:39). As suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression "heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19). The expression "my flesh and bone" (Judges 9:2; Isaiah 58:7) denotes relationship.

In the New Testament, besides these it is also used to denote the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the "Spirit" (Romans 6:19; Matthew 16:17). Being "in the flesh" means being unrenewed (Romans 7:5; 8:8, 9), and to live "according to the flesh" is to live and act sinfully (Romans 8:4, 5, 7, 12).

This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14, "The Word was made flesh." Comp. also 1 Timothy 3:16; Romans 1:3).

Naves Topical Index

Figurative, fruits of
Galatians 5:19-21

Symbolic, body of Christ symbolized by the bread of the holy eucharist
John 6:51-63

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH, noun [I know not the primary sense; it may be soft.]

1. A compound substance forming a large part of an animal, consisting of the softer solids, as distinguished from the bones and the fluids. Under the general appellation of flesh we include the muscles, fat, glands etc., which invest the bones and are covered with the skin. It is sometimes restricted to the muscles.

2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable.

FLESH without being qualified with acids, is too alkalescent a diet.

3. The body of beasts and fowls used as food, distinct from fish. In Lent, the Catholics abstain from flesh but eat fish.

4. The body, as distinguished from the soul.

As if this flesh which walls about our life,

Were brass impregnable.

5. Animal nature; animals of all kinds.

The end of all flesh is come before me. Genesis 6:3.

6. Men in general; mankind.

My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh Genesis 6:3.

7. Human nature.

The word was made flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:13.

8. Carnality; corporeal appetites.

Fasting serves to mortify the flesh

The flesh lusteth against the spirit. Galatians 5:13.

9. A carnal state; a state of unrenewed nature.

They that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:1.

10. The corruptible body of man, or corrupt nature.

FLESH and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:39.

11. The present life; the state of existence in this world.

To abide in the flesh is more needful for you. Philippians 1:22.

12. Legal righteousness, and ceremonial services.

What shall we then say that Abraham, our father as pertaining to the flesh hath found? Romans 4:1. Galatians 3:3.

13. Kindred; stock; family.

He is our brother, and our flesh Genesis 37:27.

14. In botany, the soft pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, etc., which is fit to be eaten.

One flesh denotes intimate relation. To be one flesh is to be closely united, as in marriage. Gen 2. Ephesians 5:29.

After the flesh according to outward appearances, John 8:15

Or according to the common powers of nature. Gal 4:

Or according to sinful lusts and inclinations. Romans 8:1.

An arm of flesh human strength or aid.

FLESH, verb transitive

1. To initiate; a sportsman's use of the word, from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take or other flesh

2. To harden; to accustom; to establish in any practice, as dogs by often feeding on any thing. Men fleshed in cruelty; women fleshed in malice.

3. To glut; to satiate.

The wild dog

Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'BROTH, noun Broth made by boiling flesh in water.

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FLESH'BRUSH, noun A brush for exciting action in the skin by friction.

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FLESH'COLOR, noun The color of flesh; carnation.

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FLESH'COLORED, adjective Being of the color of flesh.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'DIET, noun Food consisting of flesh.

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FLESH'ED, participle passive

1. Initiated; accustomed; glutted.

2. Fat; fleshy.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'FLY, noun A fly that feeds on flesh, and deposits her eggs in it.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Samuel 2:13, 14; Exodus 27:3; 38:3) by the priest in drawing away the flesh. The fat of the sacrifice, together with the breast and shoulder (Leviticus 7:29-34), were presented by the worshipper to the priest. The fat was burned on the alter (3:3-5), and the breast and shoulder became the portion of the priests. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a flesh-hook a further portion.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'HOOK, noun A hook to draw flesh from a pot or caldron. 1 Samuel 2:13.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'INESS, noun [from fleshy.] Abundance of flesh or fat in animals; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.

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FLESH'ING, participle present tense Initiating; making familiar; glutting.

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FLESH'LESS, adjective Destitute of flesh; lean.

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FLESH'LINESS, noun Carnal passions and appetites.

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FLESH'LY, adjective

1. Pertaining to the flesh; corporeal.

2. Carnal; worldly; lascivious.

Abstain from fleshly lusts. 1 Peter 2:11.

3. Animal; not vegetable.

4. Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine.

Vain of fleshly arm.

Fleshly wisdom. 2 Corinthians 1:12.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'MEAT, noun Animal food; the flesh of animals prepared or used for food.

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FLESH'MENT, noun Eagerness gained by a successful initiation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'MONGER, noun One who deals in flesh; a procurer; a pimp. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'POT, A vessel in which flesh is cooked; hence, plenty of provisions. Exodus 16:1.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'QUAKE, noun A trembling of the flesh. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLESH'Y, adjective

1. Full of flesh; plump; musculous.

The sole of his foot is fleshy

2. Fat; gross; corpulent; as a fleshy man.

3. Corporeal.

4. Full of pulp; pulpous; plump; as fruit.