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English noun: meal

1. meal (food) the food served and eaten at one time


Synonymsrepast


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)afternoon tea, banquet, bite, breakfast, brunch, buffet, collation, dejeuner, dinner, feast, lunch, luncheon, mess, nosh-up, picnic, ploughman's lunch, potluck, refection, snack, spread, square meal, supper, tea, teatime, tiffin


Part holonymcourse, dish, entremets, helping, portion, sandwich, serving, side dish, side order

2. meal (time) any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times


Broader (hypernym)occasion

3. meal (food) coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff


Narrower (hyponym)cornmeal, farina, Indian meal, kibble, matzah meal, matzo meal, matzoh meal, oatmeal, pea flour, pinole, rolled oats









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