Synonyms for meal
- blue plate
- chow time
- square meal
- together banquet
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEAL
When milk is used in a meal, what kinds of food may be omitted?
This is suitable for any meal at which potatoes would be served.
What can be done to balance the cost of foods used in a meal?
This meal is not in the least unusual, but it is very dainty and pleasing.
It is assumed that the children that are to eat this meal are not infants.
Tillie, the dining-room girl, punches for every meal you get.
I'd like to see anybody leave my house hungry when there's a meal on the table!
We should give thanks at every meal, and in all our prayers.
At the next water, he mixed some of the meal into a gruel and ate it.
After the meal they all adjourned to the veranda, where the air was cool and the view extensive.
"food; time for eating," c.1200 (perhaps late Old English), mel "appointed time for eating," also "a meal, feast," from Old English mæl "fixed time, occasion, a meal," from Proto-Germanic *mæla- (cf. Old Frisian mel "time;" Middle Dutch mael, Dutch maal "time, meal;" Old Norse mal "measure, time, meal;" German Mal "time," Mahl "meal;" Gothic mel "time, hour"), from PIE *me-lo-, from root *me- "to measure" (see meter (n.2)). Original sense of "time" is preserved in piecemeal. Meals-on-wheels attested from 1961. Meal ticket first attested 1870 in literal sense of "ticket of admission to a dining hall;" figurative sense of "source of income or livelihood" is from 1899.