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 for Meal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           What strange fish
           Hath made his meal on thee?              --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     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.
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     2. Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but
        not granulated.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meal \Meal\, v. t.
     1. To sprinkle with, or as with, meal. --Shak.
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     2. To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "meal":
     C ration, K ration, air pollution, allotment, allowance, attritus,
     barley, bird seed, board, bran, breakfast, carry too far, cat food,
     chicken feed, chop, chow, collation, commons, consume, corn,
     cosmic dust, crumb, crumble, devour, dinner, dog food, dust,
     dust ball, eat, eatage, efflorescence, emergency rations, ensilage,
     entertainment, fallout, fare, farina, feast, feed, feed on,
     field rations, filings, flour, fodder, food, forage, go overboard,
     go to extremes, go too far, grain, grits, groats, grub, hay,
     ingest, kittens, lint, lunch, luncheon, mash, meals, meat, mess,
     nourishment, oats, overdo, overplay, partake of, pasturage,
     pasture, pet food, powder, provender, pussies, raspings, rations,
     refection, refreshment, regalement, repas, repast, sawdust,
     scratch, scratch feed, short commons, silage, slops, smut, snack,
     soot, spread, straw, supper, swill, table, take, tea, treat,
     tucker, victuals, wheat
  
  

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