7 Meals of the Day

Do you know all the words for the meals that we eat during the day? Most people probably eat about three main meals every day, but here are seven words for main and other meals that we often use:

The first meal of the day. Usually around 6am-9am.

A meal eaten in the late morning, instead of BReakfast and lUNCH. (informal)

A snack (for example, biscuits and coffee). Around 11am. (BrE, informal)

A meal in the middle of the day. Usually around noon or 1pm.

A light afternoon meal of sandwiches, cakes etc, with a drink of tea. Around 4pm. It is also sometimes called afternoon tea (mainly BrE). The word tea can also refer to a cooked evening meal, around 6pm (BrE).

A light or informal evening meal. Around 6pm-7pm.

The main meal of the day, eaten either in the middle of the day or in the evening. Usually when people say “dinner”, they mean an evening meal, around 7pm-9pm.

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