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A meal is an eating occasion that takes place at a certain time and includes consumption of food. The names used for specific meals in English vary, depending on the speaker's culture, the time of day, or the size of the meal. Although they can be eaten anywhere, meals typically take place in homes, restaurants, and cafeterias. 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 generally larger, more varied, and more filling than snacks.The type of food that is served or consumed at any given time depends on regional customs. Three main meals are often eaten in the morning, early afternoon, and evening in most modern civilizations. Further, the names of meals are often interchangeable by custom as well. Some serve dinner as the main meal at midday, with supper as the late afternoon/early evening meal; while others may call their midday meal lunch and their early evening meal supper or dinner. Except for "breakfast", these names can vary from region to region or even from family to family.
Plural noun of meal.
We don't eat regular meals in our house, we tend to eat a variety of foods as a snack when we feel hungryrather than sit down to a big meal.
Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Meals is ranked #24305 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Meals surname appeared 1,032 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Meals.
84.5% or 873 total occurrences were White.
10.3% or 107 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.6% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'meals' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4021
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'meals' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3282
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The numerical value of meals in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of meals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of meals in a Sentence
We have had some fine meals for what worked out to be reasonable prices, and our visit to the Prado Museum worked out at 7 euros ($7.48) each, which is a real bargain.
Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease and burnt crunchy bits.
A reduced price is 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch, we know of many families that rely on those during the school year to be able to provide nutritious, healthy meals because they really can't afford to send lunch for their kids or they can't afford to have breakfast.
Never binge drinking and drinking small amounts when drinking – with meals – is a good rule of thumb.
That’s definitely a growing concern of ours, we implemented masks in meetings, maintaining social distancing. A lot of people are taking their meals to go, not really sitting too much. But, it’s a lot safer now out there, a lot of students have left the campus.
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