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Meaning & Definition of Bacon in English

English

Bacon

/bekən/

noun

1. Back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked

  • Usually sliced thin and fried
    synonym:
  • bacon

2. English scientist and franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation

  • First showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    synonym:
  • Bacon
  • ,
  • Roger Bacon

3. English statesman and philosopher

  • Precursor of british empiricism
  • Advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    synonym:
  • Bacon
  • ,
  • Francis Bacon
  • ,
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • ,
  • Baron Verulam
  • ,
  • 1st Baron Verulam
  • ,
  • Viscount St. Albans

Examples of using

I smell bacon.
Would you like bacon or sausage?
I smell bacon.