Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Meal"

The meaning of "Meal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does We had meals delivered to the lounge. mean?
A: It just means that they had take out delivered to an area designed for people to rest in. For example, the break room of an office building can sometimes be called a lounge.

I had fried chicken delivered to the lounge at work.

Hope that helps.
Q: What does I put meals down as business expenses. mean?
A: He can submit his bills to the company, and he will be compensated.
Q: What does filling meal mean?
A: A meal or food you have eaten that has left you feeling satisfied, full up, no longer hungry. Your belly feels full of food. A satisfying meal.

The roast dinner mum cooked yesterday was a really filling meal.
Q: What does sit-down meals mean?
A: dining is just a gerund form of the verb dine or to eat. It can be classified into 2 types casual dining and fine dining. casual dining is when you go to buffets and fastfoods while fine dining usually happen in expensive restaurant with full course meals and a server
Q: What does don't fill up. we will have a big meal mean?
A: When you "fill up" you eat a lot until you're not hungry anymore. Think of it like filling up your stomach with food. When you eat too much, you feel "full." Think of it like your stomach is full of food.

A: Don't fill up on cookies! We're eating dinner soon!
B: Don't worry, these cookies won't fill me up. I'll still be hungry.

A: That was a big meal.
B: Yeah, I'm full.

Example sentences using "Meal"

Q: Please show me example sentences with meal, food.
A: "This food is delicious" "This is a wonderful meal"
Q: Please show me example sentences with meal.
A: I ate three meals yesterday.

Breakfast is the most important meal.

Fries aren't a meal.
Q: Please show me example sentences with meal.
A: "Would you like a side to go with your meal?"

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

"A light meal is good if you are on a diet."
Q: Please show me example sentences with if some says "This is the best meal I had in China", what should I say? good or nice seems too simple..
A: "Thank you, I'm glad to hear" if you made it
"I really like this place also" is a possible response, if at a restaurant
"If you liked this, you might also like ____" to suggest other food or restaurants.

Synonyms of "Meal" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between meal and food ?
A: Meal es una comida del dia, como cena, desayuno, almuerzo, Food es COMIDA de cualquier tipo
Q: What is the difference between meal and cuisine ?
A: A meal is a selection of food you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Cuisine is the type of dish it is, usually the country it is from.

E.g lunch meal: sandwich and juice

Japanese cuisine: sushi
Q: What is the difference between Immediately after meal and shortly after meal ?
A: Immediately - right after
Shortly - a few minutes after.
Q: What is the difference between regular meals and meals on the regular basis ?
A: Regular meals are meals that are deemed as regular by the person observing. So this could be sandwiches, roasted meats, fruits, and so on. Whatever they eat or see people around them eating.

Meals on the regular basis are meals that are given consistently throughout time. So let's say you eat 3 meals a day. Eating everyday and 3 times a day would be your regular basis.
Q: What is the difference between a meal and meal ?
A: "A meal" uses the indefinite article so it could be referring to any generic meal at any time. It's invariable.
"You ate a meal" could imply a meal 30 years ago without context.

"Meal" is just a noun. Without the definite or indefinite article I feel that its usage is restricted. You wouldn't say "you ate meal". I think it's very uncommon for it to be by itself in a sentence and it needs modification like "your meal", or with the definite and indefinite articles. If you used an adjective, you would still need an article:
"An interesting meal" or "a boring meal".

In the end both "a meal" and "meal" are the same noun and mean the same thing, it's just that one of them has attached to it an indefinite and one of them is a generic noun that needs help to be in a sentence. Think of the second one as its dictionary form.

Translations of "Meal"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? If I want to pay a meal for both of you,how can I say?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? did you have a meal
A: "Have you had a meal?" would be the most natural way
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? is it "get a meal" or "have a meal"?
A: Say get a meal when you want a meal. Eg: Can I get a free meal?
Say have a meal when you are in an occassion to eat. Eg. We can have a meal together later.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? the meal I cooked was completely bad taste.
A: The meal that I cooked was terrible bad awful
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 検査食(meal that patient eat before test or examination )
A: There's no word for it in English (US) and we're usually advised to not eat before any examinations so it might be a difference in culture...

Other questions about "Meal"

Q: I was able to eat normal meals today. It's three days passed by removing my wisdom tooth. Only when I yawn, I feel pain on my chin. Oh! Of course I've taken painkillers since the surgery, haha. (*^^*) Does this sound natural?
A: "I was able to eat normal meals today" - perfect.

"It's three days passed by removing my wisdom tooth"
better is "It's been three days since I've had my wisdom teeth removed" or "It's been three days since they removed my wisdom teeth."

"Only when I yawn, I feel pain on my chin."
better is "I only feel pain (in my chin) when I yawn." or "It only hurts when I yawn."

"Of course I've taken painkillers since the surgery." - perfect
Q: I heard that having meal without animal protein would help you get rid of hey fever. So I try to be veggie. Does this sound natural?
A: I heard that having a meal without animal protein would help get rid of *hay* fever. So I tried being a vegetarian.
Q: my favorite meal is lasagna. Does this sound natural?
A: "My favorite food is lasagna" is much more natural/common
Q: Did you enjoy your meal?
Did you enjoyed your meal?


What is correct sentence? :)
A: The first one.
Q: The meal is finished. It's time to get rolling. Let's watch a movie at home. On the way home, I know a place where we can buy some DVDs. Does this sound natural?
A: It sounds good, but is a little choppy. Also, I would say that we finished our meal, not the meal is finished. Try:
We finished the meal, so it's time to get rolling. Let's watch a movie at home-I know a place where we can buy some DVDs on the way home.

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