Meaning of MEAL in English


I. ˈmēl noun

Etymology: Middle English meel appointed time, meal, from Old English mǣl; akin to Old High German māl time, Latin metiri to measure — more at measure

Date: before 12th century

1. : an act or the time of eating a portion of food to satisfy appetite

2. : the portion of food eaten at a meal

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English mele, from Old English melu; akin to Old High German melo meal, Latin molere to grind, Greek mylē mill

Date: before 12th century

1. : the usually coarsely ground and unbolted seeds of a cereal grass or pulse ; especially : cornmeal

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.