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English noun: meal

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


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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