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meal·time

 (mēl′tīm′)
n.
The usual time for eating a meal.
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mealtime

(ˈmiːltaɪm)
n
(Cookery) any of the regular times when food is served and eaten
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meal•time

(ˈmilˌtaɪm)

n.
the usual time for a meal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mealtime - the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eatenmealtime - the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten
breakfast time - the customary or habitual hour for eating breakfast
lunch period, lunchtime - the customary or habitual hour for eating lunch; "he observed a regular lunchtime"
dinnertime, suppertime - the customary or habitual hour for the evening meal
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
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Translations
doba jídla
spisetid
ruoka-aika
vrijeme za jelo
食事時間
식사시간
matdags
เวลาอาหาร
giờ ăn

mealtime

[ˈmiːltaɪm] Nhora f de comer
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mealtime

[ˈmiːltaɪm] nheure f du repas
at mealtimes → pendant les repasmealy-mouthed [ˌmiːliˈmaʊðd] adj (= lacking in frankness) → qui manque de franchise
to be mealy-mouthed → manquer de franchise, tourner autour du pot
You cannot criticise him for being mealy-mouthed → On ne peut pas lui reprocher son manque de franchise.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mealtime

[ˈmiːlˌtaɪm] nora di mangiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mealtime

وَقْتُ الطَّعَامِ doba jídla spisetid Mahlzeit ώρα φαγητού hora de comer ruoka-aika heure du repas vrijeme za jelo ora dei pasti 食事時間 식사시간 maaltijd spisetid pora posiłku hora da refeição время приема пищи matdags เวลาอาหาร yemek zamanı giờ ăn 进餐时间
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References in classic literature ?
The room in which the boys were fed, was a large stone hall, with a copper at one end: out of which the master, dressed in an apron for the purpose, and assisted by one or two women, ladled the gruel at mealtimes. Of this festive composition each boy had one porringer, and no more--except on occasions of great public rejoicing, when he had two ounces and a quarter of bread besides.
He was quite sane, yet he hated those men at mealtime. He was haunted by a fear that the food would not last.
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"GOGGLEBOX" households are ditching mealtimes as a focus for family time in favour of sitting in front of the telly.
Yet some scientists believe eating more of our daily calories earlier in the day - and shifting mealtimes earlier in general - could be good for our health.
"Traditions or assumptions about mealtimes no longer hold true," says Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group.
| Make mealtimes pleasant and get the family together (ideally around a table).
LASTLY, MAINTAIN YOUR FAMILY MEALTIMES. Have a chair at the table for your loved-one with a feeding tube so they can enjoy the conversation and feel included.
"Having more positive mealtimes, where people are enjoying themselves, where there's mutual warmth and engagement, makes it a little bit easier for children to approach healthy foods," said lead author Jaclyn Saltzman, a doctoral candidate in the department of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois.
In early childhood education contexts that are typically oriented towards 'free play,' mealtimes represent a special opportunity to understand the complex social struggles that take place through acts of the body which are typically located in the 'underground' of the educational setting (White, 2014).
Many parents and caregivers of children with ASD report difficulties with mealtimes and increased negative perceptions of the child's dietary behaviors (Nadon, Feldman, Dunn, & Gisel, 2011; Suarez, Atchison, & Lagerway, 2014).