Undermeal
Undermeal Un"der*meal`, n. [AS. under under + m?l part or portion; cf. AS. underm?l midday. See {Under}, {Meal} a part, and cf. {Undern}.] 1. The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

In undermeals and in mornings. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Another great supper, or undermeal, was made ready for them, coming home from ditching and plowing. --Withals (1608). [1913 Webster]

I think I am furnished with Cattern [Catharine] pears for one undermeal. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

In a narrower limit than the forty years' undermeal of the seven sleepers. --Nash. [1913 Webster]


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  • Undern — Un dern, n. [AS. undern; akin to OS. undorn, OHG. untarn, untorn, Icel. undorn mid afternoon, mid forenoon, Goth. unda[ u]rnimats the midday meal. Cf. {Undermeal}, {Undertime}.] The time between; the time between sunrise and noon; specifically,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undertide — Un der*tide , Undertime Un der*time , n. [Under + {tide}, time. Cf. {Undern}.] The under or after part of the day; undermeal; evening. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He, coming home at undertime, there found The fairest creature that he ever saw. Spenser …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undertime — Undertide Un der*tide , Undertime Un der*time , n. [Under + {tide}, time. Cf. {Undern}.] The under or after part of the day; undermeal; evening. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He, coming home at undertime, there found The fairest creature that he ever saw …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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