A1 [ C ] an occasion when food is eaten, or the food that is eaten on such an occasion进餐；餐，一顿饭
That was the worst meal I've ever eaten.
Every so often I treat myself to a meal in an expensive restaurant.
Do you fancy going out for a meal after work?
You should always wash your hands before meals.
If you eat three good meals a day, you're less likely to snack on biscuits and crisps.
[ U ] a substance that has been crushed to make a rough powder, especially plant seeds crushed to make flour or for animal food粗磨粉
See also: Meals