Meal

  • 21meal — {{11}}meal (n.1) food; time for eating, c.1200 (perhaps late Old English), mel appointed time for eating, also a meal, feast, from O.E. mæl fixed time, occasion, a meal, from P.Gmc. *mæla (Cf. O.Fris. mel time; M.Du. mael, Du. maal time, meal;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 22meal — [OE] Meal ‘repast’ and meal ‘flour’ are two distinct words. The former originally meant ‘measure’: it goes back via prehistoric Germanic *mǣlaz (source of German mal ‘time, occasion’ and mahl ‘meal’, Dutch maal ‘time, meal’, and Swedish mål… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 23meal — [OE] Meal ‘repast’ and meal ‘flour’ are two distinct words. The former originally meant ‘measure’: it goes back via prehistoric Germanic *mǣlaz (source of German mal ‘time, occasion’ and mahl ‘meal’, Dutch maal ‘time, meal’, and Swedish mål… …

    Word origins

  • 24meal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, filling, heavy ▪ I always want to go to sleep after a heavy meal. ▪ hearty, slap up (BrE) ▪ gourmet ( …

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  • 25meal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. repast, refection; breakfast, dinner, lunch, etc.; powder, grits. Slang, feed, eats. See food, powderiness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Ground feed] Syn. bran, farina, grits, groats, fodder, provender,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 26meal — 1. n. 1 an occasion when food is eaten. 2 the food eaten on one occasion. Phrases and idioms: make a meal of 1 treat (a task etc.) too laboriously or fussily. 2 consume as a meal. meals on wheels Brit. a service by which meals are delivered to… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 27meal — I. /mil / (say meel) noun 1. one of the regular repasts of the day, as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 2. the food eaten or served for a repast. –phrase 3. make a meal of, a. to turn into a satisfactory meal: to make a meal of the leftovers. b.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 28meal — мука грубого помола fish meal рыбная мука bone meal костная мука calf meal телячья мука dead meal мертвая мука sago meal саговая мука …

    English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • 29meal — I. noun Etymology: Middle English meel appointed time, meal, from Old English mǣl; akin to Old High German māl time, Latin metiri to measure more at measure Date: before 12th century 1. an act or the time of eating a portion of food to satisfy… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 30meal — meal1 mealless, adj. /meel/, n. 1. the food served and eaten esp. at one of the customary, regular occasions for taking food during the day, as breakfast, lunch, or supper. 2. one of these regular occasions or times for eating food. [bef. 900;… …

    Universalium

  • 31meal — meal1 noun any of the regular daily occasions when food is eaten. ↘the food eaten at a meal. Phrases make a meal of Brit. informal carry out (a task) with unnecessary effort or thoroughness. meals on wheels meals delivered to old people or… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32meal*/*/*/ — [miːl] noun [C] an occasion when you eat, such as breakfast or lunch, or the food that you eat at that time He cooked us a delicious meal.[/ex] We could see a film or go out for a meal (= go to a restaurant).[/ex] See: square meal …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 33meal — I [[t]mil[/t]] n. 1) the food served and eaten at one time or occasion 2) one such regular time or occasion for eating • Etymology: bef. 900; OE mǣl measure, meal, c. OHGmāl, ON māl, Go mēl time adj. II meal [[t]mil[/t]] n. 1) coo a coarse,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34MEÂL — (Geri dönmek ve rücu eylemek. den) Meydana gelen netice. Mefhum. * Mânası. Kısaca mânası. * Kaymak. * Husul yeri, peyda olunacak yer. * Son, sonuç.(Meâl, te vilin me hazi olan evl mânasına masdar ı mimîdir. Bir şeyin varacağı gâye mânasına ism i… …

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  • 35meal — noun /miːl/ a) Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time (e.g. breakfast = morning meal, lunch = noon meal, etc). b) The coarse ground edible part of various grains often used to feed animals; flour …

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  • 36meal — The 4th meal of the day, eaten after dinner, usually around 2am. Very common among college students and bar patrons. You wanna go get meal after last call? …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 37meal — The 4th meal of the day, eaten after dinner, usually around 2am. Very common among college students and bar patrons. You wanna go get meal after last call? …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 38meal — 1. The food consumed at regular intervals or at a specified time. 2. Ground flour from a grain. Boyden m. a m. consisting of three or four egg yolks, beaten up in milk and seasoned with sugar, port wine, etc., used to test the evacuation …

    Medical dictionary

  • 39meal — noun each meal on the cruise ship was spectacular Syn: snack; informal bite (to eat), spread, blowout, feed; formal repast, collation; literary refection …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 40meal — I n 1. repast, collation, refection, banquet, feast, Inf. feed; breakfast, brunch, lunch, luncheon, Fr. dejeuner, Fr. dejeuner a la fourchette, Brit. tiffin, supper, dinner; tea, snack, bite; picnic, barbecue, cookout, clambake, Fr. fite… …

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