meals-on-wheels
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1961 a service that delivers daily hot meals to the homes of elderly or disabled people

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  • meals on wheels — meals on wheels, meals on wheels meals on wheels . A program that delivers hot meals to persons, such as the elderly or disabled, who are confined to their homes and unable to cook for themselves; also, the meals thus delivered. Such programs are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meals-on-wheels — meals on wheels, meals on wheels meals on wheels . A program that delivers hot meals to persons, such as the elderly or disabled, who are confined to their homes and unable to cook for themselves; also, the meals thus delivered. Such programs are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meals on Wheels — n. an agency or service that delivers cooked meals to disabled people and senior citizens in their homes: also meals on wheels n …   English World dictionary

  • meals-on-wheels — n a service run by the government in Britain in which hot meals are taken to old or sick people in their homes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • meals on wheels — noun uncount a service that brings cooked meals to the homes of people who are too old or sick to cook for themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Meals on Wheels — En EE.UU., programa diseñado para proporcionar comidas calientes a ancianos, discapacitados físicos y a otras personas que carecen de recursos para proporcionarse ellos mismos una nutrición adecuada con alimentos calientes a diario. Diccionario… …   Diccionario médico

  • Meals on Wheels — For the film, see Wheels on Meals. Meals on Wheels are programs that deliver meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. The name is often used generically to refer to home delivered meals programs, not all …   Wikipedia

  • meals on wheels — (sometimes cap.)a program, usually one supported or subsidized by a charitable, social, or government agency, for delivering hot meals regularly to elderly, disabled, or convalescing persons who are housebound and cannot cook for themselves.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • meals on wheels — also Meals on Wheels N UNCOUNT In Britain, meals on wheels is a service provided by the local authority that delivers hot meals to people who are too old or too sick to cook for themselves …   English dictionary

  • Meals on Wheels — see meals on wheels …   English dictionary

  • meals on wheels — meals delivered to old people or invalids who cannot cook for themselves. → meal …   English new terms dictionary

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