meal /ˈmɪ(ə)l/ 名詞
Meal n. A part; a fragment; a portion. [Obs.]
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.
What strange fish
Hath made his meal on thee? --Shak.
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 Zool., the adult of the meal worm. See Meal worm, below.
Meal moth Zool., a lepidopterous insect (Asopia farinalis), the larvae of which feed upon meal, flour, etc.
Meal worm Zool., the larva of a beetle (Tenebrio molitor) which infests granaries, bakehouses, etc., and is very injurious to flour and meal.
Meal, v. t.
1. To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
2. To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
n 1: the food served and eaten at one time [syn: 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