n (in the meat industry, on product packaging) The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
n (by extension, slang, uncountable) Muscle or musculature; size, strength or potency.
n (figuratively, slang, uncountable) Essence, content; the important part of a document or project.
n (uncountable) Bovine animals.
n (now chiefly Canada, US, countable, now uncommon, plural beeves) A bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
n (slang, uncountable or countable, plural beefs) A grudge; dislike (of something or someone); lack of faith or trust (in something or someone); a reason for a dislike or grudge. (often + with)
n (Dorset) Fibrous calcite or limestone, especially when occurring in a jagged layer between shales in Dorset.
v (intransitive) To complain.
v (transitive) To add weight or strength to.
v (intransitive, slang) To fart; break wind.
v (African-American Vernacular, MLE, MTE, intransitive, slang) To feud or hold a grudge against.
v (intransitive, chiefly Yorkshire) To cry.
v (transitive, slang) To fail or mess up.
adj Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
adj Producing or known for raising lots of beef.
adj Consisting of or containing beef as an ingredient.
adj (slang) Beefy; powerful; robust.