meal|time [ˈmi:ltaım] n [U and C]
a time during the day when you have a meal
at mealtimes
The only time I see the boys is at mealtimes.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Mealtime — Meal time (m[=e]l t[imac]m ), n. The usual time of eating a meal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mealtime — also meal time, late 12c., from MEAL (Cf. meal) (n.1) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.). Etymologically, a tautology …   Etymology dictionary

  • mealtime — [mēl′tīm΄] n. the usual time for serving or eating a meal …   English World dictionary

  • mealtime — UK [ˈmiːlˌtaɪm] / US [ˈmɪlˌtaɪm] noun [countable] Word forms mealtime : singular mealtime plural mealtimes a time when you eat a meal We weren t allowed to talk during mealtimes …   English dictionary

  • mealtime — [[t]mi͟ːltaɪm[/t]] mealtimes also meal time N VAR: usu pl Mealtimes are occasions when you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. At mealtimes he would watch her eat... The bell rings 10 minutes before mealtime …   English dictionary

  • mealtime — noun Date: 12th century the usual time for serving a meal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mealtime — /meel tuym /, n. the usual time for a meal. [1125 75; ME meeltyme. See MEAL1, TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • mealtime — noun The usual time at which a meal is eaten …   Wiktionary

  • mealtime — meal|time [ mil,taım ] noun count a time when you eat a meal: We weren t allowed to talk during mealtimes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mealtime — mɪːltaɪm n. regular time of day when food is usually consumed (breakfast, lunch, dinner) …   English contemporary dictionary

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