Meaning of “hamburger” in the English Dictionary

"hamburger" in English

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uk /ˈhæmˌbɜː.ɡər/ us /ˈhæmˌbɝː.ɡɚ/

hamburger noun (MEAT)

[ C ] informal burger, UK also beefburger a round, flat piece of minced beef, fried and usually eaten between two halves of a bread roll

[ U ] US UK mince beef that is cut into very small pieces, used to make hamburgers


hamburger noun (SYMBOL)

[ C ] a symbol consisting of three horizontal lines that you can touch to see a menu, for example on a phone app

(Definition of “hamburger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hamburger" in American English

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hamburgernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈhæmˌbɜr·ɡər/

very small pieces of beef (= meat from cattle), or this meat pressed into a round, flat shape, cooked, and usually eaten as a sandwich in a small, round roll (= piece of bread):

[ U ] a pound of hamburger (meat)
[ C ] I’ll take a hamburger and French fries, please.

(Definition of “hamburger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)