What does main course mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entree, main course(noun)

    the principal dish of a meal

  2. main course(noun)

    a square mainsail


  1. main course(n.)

    The principal part of a meal.


  1. main course(Noun)

    The main serving or dish of a meal, usually cooked.


  1. Main course

    A main course is the featured or primary dish in a meal consisting of several courses. It usually follows the entrée course. In the United States it may in fact be called "entree". The main dish is usually the heaviest, heartiest, and most complex or substantive dish on a menu. The main ingredient is usually meat or fish; in vegetarian meals, the main course sometimes attempts to mimic a meat course. It is most often preceded by an appetizer, soup, and/or salad, and followed by a dessert. For those reasons the main course is sometimes referred to as the "meat course". In formal dining, a well-planned main course can function as a sort of gastronomic apex or climax. In such a scheme, the preceding courses are designed to prepare for and lead up to the main course in such a way that the main course is anticipated and, when the scheme is successful, increased in its ability to satisfy and delight the diner. The courses following the main course then calm the palate and the stomach, acting as a sort of dénouement or anticlimax.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of main course in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of main course in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sayan Isaksson:

    Sayan has taken the main course to a new level this year, it might be the best one yet.

  2. Jim Gaffigan:

    The main course was fish and it was good ! That’s amazing, those are the miracles we’re looking for. I mean, because, in general, let’s be honest : Fish is disgusting. When you go out to dinner, maybe it’s just me – maybe I ’m normal – when I go out to dinner, I ’m never like, ‘ Instead of getting a delicious steak, I ’ll get the fish, because I like disgusting food. ’ I never do that, because fish is disgusting.

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