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English Dictionary: meal by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
meal
n
  1. the food served and eaten at one time [syn: meal, repast]
  2. any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
  3. coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Meal \Meal\, n. [OE. mel; akin to E. meal a part, and to D. maal
      time, meal, G. mal time, mahl meal, Icel. m[be]l measure,
      time, meal, Goth. m[emac]l time, and to E. measure. See
      {Measure}.]
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Meal \Meal\, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G.
      mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[94]l, SW. mj[94]l, Dan. meel, also
      to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan,
      Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my`lh mill, and E. mill.
      [root]108. Cf. {Mill}, {Mold} soil, {Mole} an animal,
      {Immolate}, {Molar}.]
      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} (Zo[94]l.), the adult of the meal worm. See
            {Meal worm}, below.
  
      {Meal moth} (Zo[94]l.), a lepidopterous insect ({Asopia
            farinalis}), the larv[91] of which feed upon meal, flour,
            etc.
  
      {Meal worm} (Zo[94]l.), the larva of a beetle ({Tenebrio
            molitor}) which infests granaries, bakehouses, etc., and
            is very injurious to flour and meal.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Meal \Meal\ (m[emac]l), n. [OE. mele, AS. m[aemac]l part,
      portion, portion of time; akin to E. meal a repast. Cf.
      {Piecemeal}.]
      A part; a fragment; a portion. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Meal \Meal\, v. t.
      1. To sprinkle with, or as with, meal. --Shak.
  
      2. To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
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