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"meal" in British English

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mealnoun

uk   /mɪəl/  us   /mɪəl/
  • 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. How about coming over for a meal sometime?

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  • 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 corn meal
(Definition of meal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meal" in American English

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mealnoun

 us   /mil/
  • meal noun (FOOD)

[C] an occasion when food is served or eaten, esp. breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or the food itself on such an occasion: I don’t enjoy preparing three meals a day every day.
  • meal noun (POWDER)

[U] a substance that has been crushed to make a rough powder, esp. plant seeds crushed to make flour or for animal food
(Definition of meal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"meal" in Business English

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mealnoun

uk   us   /miːl/
[C] an occasion when food is eaten, or the food which is eaten on such an occasion: go out/take sb out for a meal He took the whole team out for a meal at the end of the project.have/eat a meal I have my main meal at midday. a heavy/light/hot meal a three-course meal
[U] a substance which 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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(Definition of meal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meal”
in Korean 식사…
in Arabic وَجْبة…
in Malaysian makanan…
in French repas…
in Russian принятие пищи, еда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 進餐, 餐,一頓飯…
in Italian pasto…
in Turkish öğün, yemek…
in Polish posiłek…
in Spanish comida…
in Vietnamese bữa ăn…
in Portuguese refeição…
in Thai มื้อ…
in German die Mahlzeit…
in Catalan àpat, menjar…
in Japanese 食事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 进餐, 餐,一顿饭…
in Indonesian makanan…
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“meal” in British English

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“meal” in Business English

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