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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.
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.