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Synonyms of 'meal'

(noun) 
Definition
any of the regular occasions, such as breakfast or dinner, when food is served and eaten
It's rare that I have a meal with my children.
Synonyms
repast
He proclaimed it a splendid repast.
, ,
spread (informal)
They put on a spread of sandwiches for us.
,
snack
Lunch was a snack in the fields.
,
something to eat
,
banquet
Last night he attended a state banquet.
,
dinner
Would you like to stay and have dinner?
,
feast
Lunch was a feast of meat, vegetables, cheese, and wine.
,
bite to eat (informal)

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of banquet
Definition
an elaborate formal dinner often followed by speeches
Last night he attended a state banquet.
Synonyms
spread (informal),
blowout (slang),
slap-up meal (British, informal),
hakari (New Zealand)
in the sense of dinner
Definition
the main meal of the day, eaten either in the evening or at midday
Would you like to stay and have dinner?
Synonyms
evening meal,
main meal,
spread (informal),
blowout (slang),
collation,
nosh-up (informal),
refection
in the sense of feast
Definition
a large and special meal for many people
Lunch was a feast of meat, vegetables, cheese, and wine.
Synonyms
spread (informal),
junket,
beano (British, slang),
blowout (slang),
slap-up meal (British, informal),
beanfeast (British, informal),
carousal,
festive board,
hakari (New Zealand)

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