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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bite, collation, snackverb

    a light informal meal

  2. nosh, snackverb

    eat a snack; eat lightly

    "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"


  1. snacknoun

    a light meal

  2. snacknoun

    an item of food eaten between meals

  3. snackverb

    to eat a light meal

  4. snackverb

    to eat between meals

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Snacknoun

    A share; a part taken by compact.

    Etymology: from snatch.

    If the master gets the better on’t, they come in for their snack. Roger L'Estrange.

    For four times talking, if one piece thou take,
    That must be cantled, and the judge go snack. Dryden.

    All my demurs but double his attacks;
    At last he whispers, "Do, and we go snacks." Alexander Pope.


  1. Snack

    A snack is a small portion of food generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home. Traditionally, snacks are prepared from ingredients commonly available at home without a great deal of preparation. Often cold cuts, fruits, leftovers, nuts, sandwiches, and sweets are used as snacks. With the spread of convenience stores, packaged snack foods became a significant business. Snack foods are typically designed to be portable, quick, and satisfying. Processed snack foods, as one form of convenience food, are designed to be less perishable, more durable, and more portable than prepared foods. They often contain substantial amounts of sweeteners, preservatives, and appealing ingredients such as chocolate, peanuts, and specially-designed flavors (such as flavored potato chips). A snack eaten shortly before going to bed or during the night may be called a "bedtime snack", "late night snack", or "midnight snack".


  1. snack

    A snack is a small amount of food consumed between regular meals. It is often smaller, less filling than a typical meal, and can include a wide variety of foods such as fruits, nuts, chips, cookies, chocolates, etc. It's usually meant to satisfy temporary hunger or provide energy during the day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snackverb

    a share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share

  2. Snackverb

    a slight, hasty repast

  3. Etymology: [See Snatch, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snack

    snak, n. a share: a slight, hasty meal.—v.t. to snatch, to bite: to share. [A form of snatch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. snack

    A type of food.

    There are a variety of snack foods on the market to choose from.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  

  2. snack

    To eat a portion of food.

    I love to snack rather than eat a meal as I am the only person living in my house.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SNACK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Snack is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Snack surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Snack.

    93.4% or 100 total occurrences were White.

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  1. nacks

  2. k cans

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snack in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of snack in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Drayer:

    I'm much more likely to recommend celery as a snack. It's crunchy, it's low-calorie, and it will fill you up.

  2. Andrea Paul:

    Chips are known to be unhealthy for a number of reasons. They're low in nutrition, and high in cheap fats and sodium, this obviously varies by brand, but health-conscious consumers want to avoid chips as a snack.

  3. Ashley Jones:

    As a Black woman in America, racism is absolutely inescapable. It shows up in all the little places and all the big places and all the places you don't expect. Sometimes it's in a textbook. Sometimes it's in a purse grabbed as I walk by, sometimes it's in a question about my hair, my skin, if anyone believes we have even come close to solving issues of racism and discrimination, they're mistaken. If I'm afraid to go for a run, go buy a snack, go to sleep in my own bed behind my own locked door, we aren't finished working yet.

  4. Drew Gattine:

    This just seems to me to be just the governor trying to pick a fight with the feds, nobody thinks that people on food stamps should be buying snack food and candy and sugary drinks. What we really need to do is find a way to make healthy food more affordable.

  5. Chris Payton:

    I guess she just pulls over to the side of the road and just decides to have herself a little snack before she delivers.

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