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    Could anyone explain me the difference between (food and meal)?

    I have looked into dictionaries for a while but I can't quite understand there. I hope you will help me.

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    Re: food and meal

    Food can refer to anything edible. An orange, a hamburger, an ice cream cone...all are considered "food." But they're not a "meal." A meal is a combination of different food items that complement one another - usually consisting of a main entree and several side dishes.

    Roast beef, mashed potatoes, and green beans is a meal.
    Even a Big Mac, french fries and Coca-cola is considered a meal these days.

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