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Meaning of BACON

Pronunciation:  'beykun, 'beykun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  2. [n]  English statesman and philosopher; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
  3. [n]  English Franciscan monk and scientist who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)

BACON is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: 1st Baron Verulam, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Roger Bacon, Viscount St. Albans
 See Also: bacon rind, bacon strip, Canadian bacon, cut of pork, flitch, gammon, man of science, monastic, monk, national leader, philosopher, scientist, side of bacon, solon, statesman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ba"con\, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of
bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.]
The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the
flesh of a pig salted or fresh.

{Bacon beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a beetle ({Dermestes lardarius})
   which, especially in the larval state, feeds upon bacon,
   woolens, furs, etc. See {Dermestes}.

{To save one's bacon}, to save one's self or property from
   harm or less. [Colloq.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of bacon, symbolizes essentials, staples, and life's supply. It may also be a play on the common phase "being home the bacon" to refer earning a living. Dreaming of bacon that has gone rancid, suggests a forbidden situation.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: "Bleomycin," "Adriamycin," "CCNU (lomustin)," "Oncovin," and "nitrogen mustard": A combination of drugs used in cancer chemotherapy treatment.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: butt, chitterlings, cochon de lait, cracklings, fat back, flitch, gammon, ham, ham steak, haslet, headcheese, jambon, jambonneau, lard, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig, pork, porkpie, salt pork, side of bacon, small ham, sowbelly, suckling pig, trotters