Pronunciation: (mēl),[key] —n. 1. the food served and eaten esp. at one of the customary, regular occasions for taking food during the day, as breakfast, lunch, or supper.
2. one of these regular occasions or times for eating food.
Pronunciation: (mēl),[key] —n. 1. a coarse, unsifted powder ground from the edible seeds of any grain: wheat meal; cornmeal. 2. any ground or powdery substance, as of nuts or seeds, resembling this.
a native English combining form, now unproductive, denoting a fixed measure at a time: piecemeal.