Meaning of MEAL in English

[meal] n [ME meel appointed time, meal, fr. OE mael; akin to OHG mal time, L metiri to measure--more at measure] (bef. 12c) 1: an act or the time of eating a portion of food to satisfy appetite

2: the portion of food eaten at a meal

[2]meal n [ME mele, fr. OE melu; akin to OHG melo meal, L molere to grind, Gk myle mill] (bef. 12c) 1: the usu. coarsely ground and unbolted seeds of a cereal grass or pulse; esp: cornmeal

2: a product resembling seed meal esp. in particle size or texture

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