What does meal mean?

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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

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

  7. Origin: [OE. mele, AS. ml part, portion, portion of time; akin to E. meal a repast. Cf. Piecemeal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meal

    mēl, n. the food taken at one time: the act or the time of taking food: a breakfast, dinner, or supper.—ns. Meal′er, one who takes his meals at a boarding-house, lodging elsewhere; Meal′-time, the time for meals.—Square meal, a full meal. [A.S. mǽl, time, portion of time; Dut. maal, Ger. mahl.]

  2. Meal

    mēl, n. grain ground to powder.—v.i. to yield or be plentiful in meal.—ns. Meal′-ark (Scot.), a large chest for holding meal; Meal′iness; Meal′-man, or Meal′-mong′er, one who deals in meal; Meal′-pock, or -poke, a beggar's meal-bag; Meal′worm, the larva of an insect abounding in granaries and flour-stores.—adj. Meal′y, resembling meal: covered with meal or with something like meal: whitish.—n. Meal′y-bug, a small species of cochineal insect covered with a while powdery substance resembling meal or flour.—adj. Meal′y-mouthed, smooth-tongued.—n. Meal′y-mouthedness. [A.S. melu, melo; Ger. mehl, Dut. meel, meal.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MEAL

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

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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