WORD FOCUS: meal WORD FOCUS: meal meals at different times of day:breakfast, brunch, lunch, teaBritish English, dinner, supper a meal outside:picnic, barbecuealsobarbieinformal, cookoutAmerican English when you quickly eat a little food :snack, a bite to eat a very big meal for a lot of people:banquet, feast parts of a meal:starterBritish English, appetizerAmerican English (the first course) main course/entreeespecially AmE, side dish (eaten with the main course) dessertalsopuddingsweetBritish English (sweet food eaten at the end of the meal) ➔ See alsomeal
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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