fillet

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 fillet — n *strip, band, ribbon, stripe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Fillet — A band of some material used as a head decoration, also a strip of ribbon …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 fillet — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (AmE also filet) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fish ▪ anchovy, cod, haddock, salmon, etc. ▪ beef …

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  • 13 fillet — fil|let1 filet AmE [ˈfılıt US ˈfılıt, leı, fıˈleı] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: filet, from Latin filum thread ] a piece of meat or fish without bones fillet of ▪ a fillet of sole fillet 2 fillet2 filet …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fillet — fil|let1 [ fı leı ] noun 1. ) count a single side of the body of a fish, with the bones removed: a salmon fillet 2. ) count or uncount a long thin piece of meat with no bones in it: fillet of beef fillet fil|let 2 [ fı leı ] verb transitive to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 fillet — /ˈfɪlət / (say filuht) noun 1. a narrow band of ribbon or the like bound round the head or hair. 2. any narrow strip, as wood or metal. 3. a strip of any material used for binding. 4. Bookbinding a. a decorative line impressed on a book s cover,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 fillet — 1. noun /ˈfɪlɪt/ a) A headband; a ribbon or other band used to tie the hair up, or keep a headdress in place, or just for decoration. In secret shadow, farre from all mens sight: / From her faire head her fillet she vndight, / And laid her stole… …

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  • 17 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… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 fillet — n. & v. n. 1 a a fleshy boneless piece of meat from near the loins or the ribs. b (in full fillet steak) the undercut of a sirloin. c a boned longitudinal section of a fish. 2 a a headband, ribbon, string, or narrow band, for binding the hair or… …

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  • 19 fillet — I. noun also filet Etymology: Middle English filet, from Anglo French, diminutive of fil thread, from Latin filum more at file Date: 14th century 1. a ribbon or narrow strip of material used especially as a headband 2. a. a thin narrow strip of… …

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  • 20 fillet — i. An increased area of pavement around turning points on the runway and the taxi way to ensure aircraft do not go off the pavement while turning. ii. A fairing at the junction of two surfaces to improve the airflow and decrease the drag. A… …

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