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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meal  \Meal\  (m[=e]l),  n.  [OE.  mele,  AS  m[=ae]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\,  n.  [OE.  mel;  akin  to  E.  meal  a  part  and  to  D.  maal 
  time,  meal,  G.  mal  time,  mahl  meal,  Icel.  m[=a]l  measure, 
  time,  meal,  Goth.  m[=e]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["o]l,  SW  mj["o]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["o]l.),  the  adult  of  the  meal  worm.  See 
  {Meal  worm},  below. 
 
  {Meal  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lepidopterous  insect  ({Asopia 
  farinalis}),  the  larv[ae]  of  which  feed  upon  meal,  flour, 
  etc 
 
  {Meal  worm}  (Zo["o]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\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  sprinkle  with  or  as  with  meal.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  pulverize;  as  mealed  powder. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  meal 
  n  1:  the  food  served  and  eaten  at  one  time  [syn:  {repast}] 
  2:  coarsely  ground  foodstuff;  especially  seeds  of  various 
  cereal  grasses  or  pulse 




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