Meal - (n.) A part; a fragment; a portion.
Meal - (n.) 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.
Meal - (n.) 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.
Meal - (n.) Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.
Meal - (v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
Meal - (v. t.) To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
Bergmeal - (n.) An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.
Dropmeal - (adv.) Alt. of Dropmele
Inchmeal - (n.) A piece an inch long.
Inchmeal - (adv.) Little by little; gradually.
Limbmeal - (adv.) Piecemeal.
Mealies - (n. pl.) Maize or Indian corn; -- the common name in South Africa.
Mealiness - (n.) The quality or state of being mealy.
Meal-mouthed - (a.) See Mealy-mouthed.
Mealtime - (n.) The usual time of eating a meal.
Mealy - (superl.) Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.
Mealy - (superl.) Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.
Mealy-mouthed - (a.) Using soft words; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language.
Oatmeal - (n.) Meal made of oats.
Oatmeal - (n.) A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass.
Piecemeal - (adv.) In pieces; in parts or fragments.
Piecemeal - (adv.) Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.
Piecemeal - (a.) Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate.
Piecemeal - (n.) A fragment; a scrap.
Piecemealed - (a.) Divided into pieces.
Rameal - (a.) Same as Ramal.
Troopmeal - (adv.) By troops; in crowds.
Undermeal - (n.) The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon.
Undermeal - (n.) Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta.
Meal - n. 1 occasion when food is eaten. 2 the food eaten at a meal. make a meal of colloq. Treat (a task etc.) Too laboriously or fussily. [old english]
Meal - n. 1 grain or pulse ground to powder. 2 scot. Oatmeal. 3 us maize flour. [old english]
Barium meal - n. Mixture swallowed to reveal the abdomen in x-rays.
Bone-meal - n. Crushed bones, esp. As a fertilizer.
Fish-meal - n. Ground dried fish as fertilizer or animal feed.
Meals on wheels - n.pl. (usu. Treated as sing.) Regular voluntary esp. Lunch deliveries to old people, invalids, etc.
Meal-ticket - n. Colloq. Person or thing that is a source of maintenance or income.
Mealtime - n. Usual time of eating.
Mealy - adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 of, like, or containing meal. 2 (of a complexion) pale. mealiness n.
Mealy-mouthed - adj. Afraid to speak plainly.
Oatmeal - n. 1 meal ground from oats. 2 greyish-fawn colour flecked with brown.
Piecemeal - —adv. Piece by piece; gradually. —adj. Gradual; unsystematic. [from *piece, *meal1]
Square meal - n. Substantial meal.
Sweetmeal - n. Sweetened wholemeal.
Wheatmeal - n. Flour made from wheat with some of the bran and germ removed.
Wholemeal - n. (usu. Attrib.) Meal or flour with none of the bran or germ removed.
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