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English definition of “meal”


noun [C]
A1 the time when you eat, or the food that you eat at that time: a three-course meal You should come round for a meal sometime.Meals and parts of meals
→ See also a square meal, make a meal of sth
(Definition of meal from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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