Meal

Definition of Meal

Pronunciation: mēl
n.1.A part; a fragment; a portion.
1.The portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal.
What strange fish
Hath made his meal on thee?
- Shak.
1.
1.Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse.
2.Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.
Meal beetle
(Zool.) the adult of the meal worm. See Meal worm, below.
Meal moth
(Zool.) a lepidopterous insect (Asopia farinalis), the larvæ of which feed upon meal, flour, etc.
Meal worm
(Zool.) the larva of a beetle (Tenebrio molitor) which infests granaries, bakehouses, etc., and is very injurious to flour and meal.
v. t.1.To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
2.To pulverize; as, mealed powder.

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