Definitions for mealmil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mealmil(n.; adj.)

  1. the food served and eaten at one time or occasion.

  2. one such regular time or occasion for eating.

Origin of meal:

bef. 900; OE mǣl measure, meal, c. OHG māl, ON māl, Go mēl time


  1. a coarse, unsifted powder ground from the edible seeds of any grain:

    barley meal.

    Category: Cooking

  2. any ground or powdery substance, as of nuts or seeds.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of meal:

bef. 900; ME mele, OE melu, c. OFris mele, OS, OHG melo, ON mjǫl; akin to Go malan, L molere to grind; cf. mill1


  1. a suffix, now unproductive, used to form adverbs denoting a progression or succession of amounts:

    inchmeal; piecemeal.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -meal:

ME -mele, OE -mǣlum, comb. form repr. mǣlmeal1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meal, repast(noun)

    the food served and eaten at one time

  2. meal(noun)

    any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

  3. meal(noun)

    coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. meal(noun)mil

    food eaten at a particular time

    an evening meal; Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.; to cook/make a meal

  2. mealmil

    to eat a meal in a restaurant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meal(noun)

    a part; a fragment; a portion

  2. Meal(noun)

    the portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal

  3. Meal(noun)

    grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse

  4. Meal(noun)

    any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated

  5. Meal(verb)

    to sprinkle with, or as with, meal

  6. Meal(verb)

    to pulverize; as, mealed powder


  1. Meal

    A meal is an instance of eating, specifically one that takes place at a specific time and includes specific, prepared food. Meals occur primarily at homes, restaurants, and cafeterias, but may occur anywhere. Regular meals occur on a daily basis, typically several times a day. Special meals are usually held in conjunction with such occasions as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and holidays. A meal is different from a snack in that meals are larger, more varied, and more filling than snacks. A picnic is an outdoor meal where one brings one's food, such as a sandwich or a prepared meal. It often takes place in a natural or recreational area, such as a park, forest, beach, or grassy lawn. On long drives a picnic may take place at a roadside stop such as a rest area. A banquet is a large, often formal, elaborate meal, with many guests and dishes.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MEAL

    According to the Liquor Law, a minute bunch of crumbs entirely surrounded by booze.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2561

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1593

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meal' in Nouns Frequency: #704

Translations for meal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the edible parts of grain ground to a coarse powder

a sack of meal; oatmeal.

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