What does cereal mean?

Definitions for cerealˈsɪər i əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cereal.

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"


  1. cereal(Noun)

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

  2. cereal(Noun)

    The grains of such a grass.

  3. cereal(Noun)

    Breakfast cereal.

    Would you like some cereal?

  4. cereal(Noun)

    A particular type of breakfast cereal.

    Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Cereal(noun)

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

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


  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.

Anagrams for cereal »

  1. claree

  2. cleare

  3. relace


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leslie Miklosy:

    Every day has its own cereal box prize.

  2. Nick Seitz:

    The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.

  3. Debbie Priddy:

    They probably ate a wide range of meat, cereal and fish, and used boats and wheeled vehicles.

  4. Dominique Burgeon:

    Urgent donor support is needed to ensure farmers can meet the upcoming cereal planting season, beginning in October.

  5. Anthony Rudolf of Journee:

    Kellogg's NYC will remind families how fun and delicious cereal is, especially when elevated with creative ingredients.

Images & Illustrations of cereal

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