noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
a program, usually one supported or subsidized by a charitable, social, or government agency, for delivering hot meals regularly to elderly, disabled, or convalescing persons who are housebound and cannot cook for themselves.
(functioning as sing) (social welfare, Brit) a service, usually subsidized, and run by a social services department or voluntary body, which delivers hot meals to elderly or housebound people who might otherwise be unable to have them
noun 1. a ticket that entitles the bearer to meals in a specified restaurant, especially when meals purchased in this manner are offered at reduced rates. 2. Informal. someone upon whom one is dependent for one’s income or livelihood: selfish children who look upon their father only as a meal ticket. 3. Informal. something, as […]
[meel-tahym] /ˈmilˌtaɪm/ noun 1. the usual time for a meal. n. also meal-time, late 12c., from meal (n.1) + time (n.). Etymologically, a tautology.
[meel-wurm] /ˈmilˌwɜrm/ noun 1. the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, which infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals. /ˈmiːlˌwɜːm/ noun 1. the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae
[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/ adjective, mealier, mealiest. 1. having the qualities of ; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone. 2. of or containing ; farinaceous: baked fish with a mealy crust. 3. covered with or as if with or powder: flowers mealy with their pollen. 4. flecked as if with ; spotty: […]