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meals

[ meel ]SEE DEFINITION OF meals

Synonyms for meals

  • breakfast
  • brunch
  • dessert
  • dinner
  • fare
  • feast
  • lunch
  • luncheon
  • picnic
  • refreshment
  • snack
  • special
  • supper
  • table
  • tea
  • board
  • chow
  • collation
  • cookout
  • eats
  • feed
  • grub
  • mess
  • potluck
  • refection
  • repast
  • spread
  • blue plate
  • carryout
  • chow time
  • din-din
  • munchies
  • regalement
  • square meal
  • together banquet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEALS

Here he cooked and ate his meals, and here he spent his solitary evenings.

If it will make you feel more independent, you may pay for your meals.

If you miss any meals, your ticket is good until it is punched.

You feel sleepy after your meals, and willingly enjoy a nap?

But when they sat at meals, loosening their armor buckles, then there would be news.

When she sat at meals now, like Martin she was too tired for conversation.

How ridiculous it was of women to sit at meals with hats on!

Is he to attend to the house and cook his meals as well as look after the shop?

Until then, he would stay at the flat, taking his meals at restaurants.

His servants had all left him, and he had been reduced to taking his meals at the inn.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MEALS

eats

nounfood
  • chow
  • comestibles
  • eatables
  • fare
  • grub
  • meals
  • nosh
  • nourishment
  • nutriment
  • provisions
  • rations
  • snacks
  • sustenance
  • tidbits
  • victuals
  • vittles
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