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Oxford dictionary definition of the word meal:
any of the regular occasions in a day when a reasonably large amount of food is eaten:
the evening meal
the food eaten during a meal:
a bar serving light meals
make a meal of
British informal carry out (a task or action) with unnecessary effort or thoroughness, especially for effect:
he made a meal of it by falling dramatically to the ground clutching his face
meals on wheels
meals delivered to old people or invalids who cannot cook for themselves.
Old English mǣl (also in the sense ‘measure’, surviving in words such as piecemeal ‘measure taken at one time’), of Germanic origin. The early sense of meal involved a notion of ‘fixed time’; compare with Dutch maal ‘meal, (portion of) time’ and German Mal ‘time’, Mahl ‘meal’, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to measure’