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Types of meal

banquet

noun

a formal meal prepared for a large number of people on an important occasion

barbecue

noun

a meal at which meat and other food is cooked and eaten outside, often a meal that you invite friends to

barbie

noun

a barbecue

BBQ

abbreviation

barbecue

bento

noun

a Japanese-style packed lunch, usually made up of several different items such as chicken or fish, rice, vegetables and salad

a bite

noun

a small meal, especially one that you eat in a hurry

box lunch

noun

a cold meal, such as sandwiches and fruit, that is given to someone to eat later, especially at a conference or meeting

braai

noun

a meal at which meat and other food are cooked on a fire outside

breakfast

noun

the first meal you have in the morning

breakfast

noun

a meal consisting of the things people often have for breakfast, for example eggs or bacon

breakfast

noun

used about things you eat for breakfast or use at breakfast time

brunch

noun

a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and is usually served in the late morning

buffet

noun

a meal at which all the food is put on a table and people go and choose what they want

carryout

noun

a takeaway meal or restaurant

Christmas dinner

noun

a traditional meal eaten at Christmas, in the UK often consisting of turkey (=a large bird) with vegetables, followed by a heavy fruit pudding called Christmas pudding

collation

noun

a simple meal, usually consisting of cold foods

continental breakfast

noun

a breakfast consisting of bread and butter, coffee or tea, and sometimes pastries or croissants

cooked breakfast

noun

a breakfast of cooked food that is traditional in the UK, usually including eggs, bacon, toast, and tea or coffee

cookout

noun

an informal meal eaten outside with food usually cooked over a fire or on a barbecue

cream tea

noun

a small meal eaten in the afternoon consisting of tea with scones, jam, and cream

dinner

noun

the main meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday. A more usual word for a midday meal is lunch. An early evening meal is sometimes called tea, and a late evening meal is sometimes called supper

dinner

noun

a special meal that you have to celebrate a particular occasion

dinner

noun

a formal evening meal arranged by an organization as a social event for a particular purpose

elevenses

noun

something small to eat and drink in the middle of the morning, between breakfast and lunch

English breakfast

noun

in the UK, a large breakfast that includes eggs and bacon (=thin pieces of meat from a pig)

feast

noun

a large meal

feast

noun

a large meal for a lot of people, usually in order to celebrate something

high tea

noun

a small meal served in the late afternoon

iftar

noun

a meal that is eaten by Muslims after sunset to break their fast during the month of Ramadan

liquid lunch

noun

a lunch in which you drink a lot of alcohol but do not eat very much

lunch

noun

a meal that you eat in the middle of the day

luncheon

noun

lunch, especially a formal lunch for a lot of people

meal

noun

an occasion when you eat, especially breakfast, lunch, or dinner

nosh-up

noun

a big meal

packed lunch

noun

food that you take with you in a box or bag to work, school etc to eat for lunch

picnic

noun

a meal eaten outside, especially in the countryside

ready meal

noun

a meal that you buy already cooked, so that you only have to heat it before eating it

school dinner

noun

a meal that a school provides for students in the middle of the day

smorgasbord

noun

a meal of cold food that is put on a table so that people can take what they want

snack

noun

a small amount of food that you eat between meals

spread

noun

a large meal with a lot of different dishes to choose from

supper

noun

the last main meal of the day, usually an informal meal that you eat at home

supper

noun

a very small informal meal that you eat before going to bed

takeaway

noun

a meal that you buy in a restaurant or shop and take home to eat. The American word is takeout

takeout

noun

a takeaway

tea

noun

a meal eaten in the evening

tea

noun

a small meal consisting of sandwiches etc that is eaten in the afternoon with tea

tiffin

noun

a small meal that you eat in the middle of the day

TV dinner

noun

a ready meal

wedding breakfast

noun

a special meal to which the guests are invited after a wedding

stir-fry

noun

a square meal

a large meal that makes you feel satisfied

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