Definition of meat-free in English:



  • (of food or a diet) not containing meat.

    ‘this recipe is a great option for a meat-free meal’
    • ‘The animal rights group claims 19,000 Americans are switching to a meat-free diet every week.’
    • ‘Would-be vegetarians worry about adequate intake of certain nutrients on a meat-free diet.’
    • ‘My friend, being vegetarian, scans the menu for meat free options.’
    • ‘All their pastas are amazingly fresh and half the menu is meat free.’
    • ‘Meat Free Monday encourages people to skip meat for one day a week to improve their health and help the planet.’
    • ‘We have been producing delicious meat free alternatives for over 20 years.’
    • ‘Her range of meat-free meals was an instant success on its launch in 1991.’
    • ‘Vegetarians are well catered for and the chef will rustle up a long list of meat-free dishes on request.’
    • ‘She used her celebrity status to promote vegetarianism, and published several meat-free cookbooks.’
    • ‘I was trying to cook meat free twice a week.’
    • ‘Many other seemingly meat-free foods also contain animal products.’
    • ‘Herbivores are largely out of luck in this restaurant, with only one choice on the menu being meat-free.’
    • ‘She mixed increasing doses of vegan cat food with Mussi's regular dinner until he was completely meat-free.’
    • ‘Our Meat Free Sausages are perfect served with creamy mash and lashings of onion gravy.’
    • ‘I was steaming the veg for my meat-free lasagne.’
    • ‘The meat-free options, all reasonably priced, were spinach and ricotta cannelloni; spicy bean chilli; Mediterranean lasagne; and mushroom and broccoli pasta bake.’
    • ‘He hosted a successful vegetarian/vegan night, offering a wide variety of meat-free as well as egg- and dairy-free options.’
    • ‘Mycoprotein is a meat-free form of high quality protein.’
    • ‘This tip is useful if you're finding it difficult to go meat-free straight away.’