Meal

  • 1meal — W2S2 [mi:l] n [Sense: 1,3; Origin: Old English mAl time, meal ] [Sense: 2; Origin: Old English melu] 1.) an occasion when you eat food, for example breakfast or dinner, or the food that you eat on that occasion ▪ After the movie we went for a… …

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  • 2meal — [ mil ] noun *** 1. ) count an occasion when you eat, especially breakfast, lunch, or DINNER: The medicine should always be taken with meals. go out for a meal (=go to a restaurant): We could go to a movie, or go out for a meal. main meal (=the… …

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  • 3meal — UK US /miːl/ noun ► [C] an occasion when food is eaten, or the food which is eaten on such an occasion: go out/take sb out for a meal »He took the whole team out for a meal at the end of the project. have/eat a meal »I have my main meal at midday …

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  • 4Meal — Meal, n. [OE. mel; akin to E. meal a part, and to D. maal time, meal, G. mal time, mahl meal, Icel. m[=a]l measure, time, meal, Goth. m[=e]l time, and to E. measure. See {Measure}.] The portion of food taken at a particular time for the… …

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  • 5Meal — Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill. [root]108 …

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  • 6meal — meal·able; meal; meal·berry; meal·er; meal·ie; meal·i·ness; meal·less; meal·man; meal·ock; piece·meal; …

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  • 7meal|y — meal|y1 «MEE lee», adjective, meal|i|er, meal|i|est. 1. like meal; dry and powdery: »mealy potatoes. 2. of or containing meal: »the mealy treasures of the harvest bin …

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  • 8meal — Ⅰ. meal [1] ► NOUN 1) any of the regular daily occasions when food is eaten. 2) the food eaten on such an occasion. ● make a meal of Cf. ↑make a meal of ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 9Meal — (m[=e]l), n. [OE. mele, AS. m[=ae]l part, portion, portion of time; akin to E. meal a repast. Cf. {Piecemeal}.] A part; a fragment; a portion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10Meal — Meal, v. t. 1. To sprinkle with, or as with, meal. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To pulverize; as, mealed powder. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11meal — meal1 [mēl] n. [ME mele < OE mæl, a measure, fixed time, meal, akin to Ger mal, time, mahl, meal < IE base * mē , to MEASURE] 1. any of the times, esp. the customary times, for eating, as breakfast, lunch, or dinner 2. the food served or… …

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  • 12Méal — Porté dans les Côtes d Armor, il semble s agir d un terme évoquant la terre glaise, que l on retrouve dans Coat Méal, nom d une commune du Finistère …

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  • 13meal — [n] food, often taken by several individuals together banquet, blue plate*, board, breakfast, brunch, carryout, chow*, chow time*, collation, cookout, dessert, din din*, dinner, eats*, fare, feast, feed, grub*, lunch, luncheon, mess, munchies*,… …

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  • 14meal — meal, meáluri, s.n. (reg.) pământ alb, argintiu, bun de spoit casele. Trimis de blaurb, 07.07.2006. Sursa: DAR …

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  • 15-meal — [mēl] [ME mele < OE mælum < mæl, measure, time (see MEAL1) + adv. dat. um] suffix forming adverbs by a (specified) amount done or used at one time: obs. except in inchmeal, piecemeal …

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  • 16Meal — For the coarsely ground flour, see flour. Part of a series on Meals …

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  • 17meal — I n. repast 1) to cook, fix (esp. AE; colloq.), prepare a meal 2) to eat, have; enjoy a meal 3) to make a meal of (to make a meal of soup) 4) to order; serve a meal 5) a big, heavy; decent, hearty, solid, square; sumptuous meal (to have a square… …

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  • 18meal — [[t]mi͟ːl[/t]] ♦♦♦ meals 1) N COUNT A meal is an occasion when people sit down and eat, usually at a regular time. She sat next to him throughout the meal... It s rare that I have an evening meal with my children. 2) N COUNT A meal is the food… …

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  • 19meal */*/*/ — UK [miːl] / US [mɪl] noun Word forms meal : singular meal plural meals 1) a) [countable] an occasion when you eat, especially breakfast, lunch, or dinner The medicine should always be taken with meals. What do you call your evening meal? go out… …

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  • 20meal — /mi:l/ noun 1 (C) an occasion when you eat food, for example breakfast or lunch: Dinner is the main meal of the day for most people. | What time are you having your meal? | go (out) for a meal: After the movie we went for a meal in a Chinese… …

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