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Meal vs. Breakfast — What's the Difference?

Meal vs. Breakfast — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Meal and Breakfast

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Meal

A meal is an eating occasion that takes place at a certain time and includes prepared food. The names used for specific meals in English vary, depending on the speaker's culture, the time of day, or the size of the meal.
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Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of the day eaten after waking from the night's sleep, usually in the morning. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the previous night.
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Meal

The edible whole or coarsely ground grains of a cereal grass.
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Breakfast

A meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day
A breakfast of bacon and eggs
I don't eat breakfast
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Meal

A granular substance produced by grinding.
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Breakfast

Eat breakfast
She breakfasted on fried bread and bacon
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Meal

The food served and eaten in one sitting.
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Breakfast

The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
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Meal

A customary time or occasion of eating food.
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Breakfast

(Informal) Food traditionally consumed for breakfast, such as eggs or pancakes
We made breakfast for dinner.
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Meal

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Breakfast

To eat breakfast
We breakfasted on the terrace.
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Meal

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Breakfast

To provide breakfast for.
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Meal

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Breakfast

The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
You should put more protein in her breakfast so she will grow.
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Meal

(countable) Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time, and usually in a comparatively large quantity (as opposed to a snack).
Breakfast is the morning meal, lunch is the noon meal, and dinner, or supper, is the evening meal.
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Breakfast

(by extension) A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.
We serve breakfast all day.
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Meal

(countable) Food served or eaten as a repast.
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Breakfast

The celebratory meal served after a wedding (and occasionally after other solemnities e.g. a funeral).
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Meal

A break taken by a police officer in order to eat.
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Breakfast

A meal eaten after a period of (now often religious) fasting.
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Meal

(obsolete) A time or an occasion.
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Breakfast

(intransitive) To eat the morning meal.
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Meal

The coarse-ground edible part of various grains often used to feed animals; flour or a coarser blend than flour.
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Breakfast

(transitive) To serve breakfast to.
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Meal

A speck or spot.
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Breakfast

The first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal.
A sorry breakfast for my lord protector.
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Meal

A part; a fragment; a portion.
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Breakfast

A meal after fasting, or food in general.
The wolves will get a breakfast by my death.
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Meal

To yield or be plentiful in meal.
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Breakfast

To break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day.
First, sir, I read, and then I breakfast.
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Meal

(transitive) To defile or taint.
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Breakfast

To furnish with breakfast.
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Meal

A part; a fragment; a portion.
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Breakfast

The first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
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Meal

The portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal.
What strange fishHath made his meal on thee?
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Breakfast

Eat an early morning meal;
We breakfast at seven
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Meal

Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse.
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Breakfast

Provide breakfast for
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Meal

Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.
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Meal

To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
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Meal

To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
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Meal

The food served and eaten at one time
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Meal

Any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
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Meal

Coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
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