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Definition 1: the food served and eaten at one time - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for meal in the sense of this definition

(meal is a kind of ...) a source of materials to nourish the body

(... is a kind of meal ) the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday

"dinner will be at 8" "on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"

(... is a kind of meal ) a meal consisting of a sandwich of bread and cheese and a salad

(... is a kind of meal ) a large satisfying meal

(... is a kind of meal ) a light informal meal

(... is a kind of meal ) any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion

(... is a kind of meal ) a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

(... is a kind of meal ) a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime

(... is a kind of meal ) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes

"an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"

(... is a kind of meal ) a midday meal

(... is a kind of meal ) combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

(... is a kind of meal ) the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

(... is a kind of meal ) a light meal or repast

(... is a kind of meal ) whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all

"having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck" "a potluck supper"

(... is a kind of meal ) a substantial and nourishing meal

"he seldom got three square meals a day"

(... is a kind of meal ) a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel

(... is a kind of meal ) a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

"a banquet for the graduating seniors" "the Thanksgiving feast" "they put out quite a spread"

(meal is a part of ...) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

(meal is a part of ...) a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course

(meal is a part of ...) part of a meal served at one time

"she prepared a three course meal"

(meal is a part of ...) a particular item of prepared food

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

(meal is a part of ...) two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

Definition 2: coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse - [noun denoting food]

(meal is a kind of ...) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(... is a kind of meal ) coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)

(... is a kind of meal ) coarsely ground corn

(... is a kind of meal ) fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings

(... is a kind of meal ) meal made from ground matzos

(... is a kind of meal ) meal made from rolled or ground oats

(... is a kind of meal ) meal made from dried peas

(... is a kind of meal ) meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices

Definition 3: any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times - [noun denoting time]

(meal is a kind of ...) the time of a particular event

"on the occasion of his 60th birthday"

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