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English definition of “meal”

meal

noun uk   /mɪəl/ us  

meal noun (FOOD)

A1 [C] an occasion when food is eaten, or the food that is eaten on such an occasion: a hot meal a three-course meal a heavy (= large) meal a light (= small) meal I have my main meal at midday. You must come round for a meal sometime.

meal noun (POWDER)

[U] a substance that has been crushed to make a rough powder, especially plant seeds crushed to make flour or for animal food: bone meal soya meal
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