What does cereal mean?

Definitions for cereal
ˈsɪər i əlce·re·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cereal, cereal grass(noun)

    grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

  2. grain, food grain, cereal(noun)

    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

  3. cereal(adj)

    a breakfast food prepared from grain

  4. cereal(adj)

    made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it

    "a cereal beverage"; "cereal grasses"

Wiktionary

  1. cereal(Noun)

    A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.

    Etymology: From céréale, from Cerealis, from Ceres, from ker-, from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin cresco (English crescent).

  2. cereal(Noun)

    The grains of such a grass.

    Etymology: From céréale, from Cerealis, from Ceres, from ker-, from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin cresco (English crescent).

  3. cereal(Noun)

    Breakfast cereal.

    Would you like some cereal?

    Etymology: From céréale, from Cerealis, from Ceres, from ker-, from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin cresco (English crescent).

  4. cereal(Noun)

    A particular type of breakfast cereal.

    Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

    Etymology: From céréale, from Cerealis, from Ceres, from ker-, from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin cresco (English crescent).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cereal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain

    Etymology: [L. Cerealis pert. to Ceres, and hence, to agriculture. See Ceres.]

  2. Cereal(noun)

    any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; -- usually in the plural

    Etymology: [L. Cerealis pert. to Ceres, and hence, to agriculture. See Ceres.]

Freebase

  1. Cereal

    Cereal is a grass cultivated for the edible components of their grain, composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop; they are therefore staple crops. In their natural form, they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. However, when refined by the removal of the bran and germ, the remaining endosperm is mostly carbohydrate and lacks the majority of the other nutrients. In some developing nations, grain in the form of rice, wheat, millet, or maize constitutes a majority of daily sustenance. In developed nations, cereal consumption is moderate and varied but still substantial. The word cereal derives from Ceres, the name of the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.

Editors Contribution

  1. cereal

    A type of food product.

    In our supermarket there are a wide variety of boxes of cereal available for purchase on the shelves.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cereal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cereal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cereal in a Sentence

  1. Sara Peternell:

    This idea of giving them ‘smooshy,’ bland, wallpaper-tasting rice cereal because we believe it’s either easier on their taste buds or easier on their digestive system is becoming a very outdated first-foods-for-babies recommendation.

  2. Steve Sansweet:

    Those (products) are things that are there, and then they're gone, this is the stuff to me, just like the earliest cereal boxes for the launch of 'Star Wars.' ... This is the kind of stuff that is very ephemeral.

  3. The FAO:

    World cereal stocks are expected to remain at a comfortable level, with global wheat inventories rising further, reaching their highest level in 15 years.

  4. Ronit Lupu:

    On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.

  5. Ryan Petz:

    We were intrigued from the get-go on this idea for many reasons, including that we’re both Minneapolis companies, and that the beer and the cereal both started from the same place in terms of raw ingredients and the same city.

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