Webster's Dictionary 
(1): ( v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.
(2): ( v. t.) To pulverize; as, mealed powder.
(3): ( n.) Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.
(4): ( n.) A part; a fragment; a portion.
(5): ( n.) The portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal.
(6): ( n.) Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse.
King James Dictionary 
1. A portion of food taken at one time a repast. It is customary in the U. States to eat three meals in a day. The principal meal of our ancestors was dinner, at noon. 2. A part a fragment in the word piece-meal.
MEAL, n. L. mola, mollis Eng.mellow.
1. The substance of edible grain ground to fine particles, and not bolted or sifted. Meal primarily includes the bran as well as the flour. Since bolting has been generally practiced, the word meal is not generally applied to the finer part, or flour, at least in the United States, though I believe it is sometimes so used. In New England, meal is now usually applied to ground maiz, whether bolted or unbolted, called Indian meal, or corn-meal. The words wheat-meal,and rye-meal are rarely used,though not wholly extinct and meal occurs also in oatmeal. 2. Flour the finer part of pulverized grain.
This sense is now uncommon.
MEAL, To sprinkle with meal, or to mix meal with. Little used.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words 
"meal" (akin to aleuo, "to grind," and therefore, lit., "what is ground"), occurs in Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21 .
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types 
2 Kings 4:41 (c) This meal may be taken to represent Christ Himself, or it may be the Word of GOD. Both CHRIST and His Word are able to dispel all poisonous thoughts in the life, and to deliver safely from the evil doctrines and teachings of false religions. Since the meal offering represents the life of CHRIST offered to the Father instead of our own, we are rather inclined to believe that this meal may represent the blessed Person of our Lord Jesus who delivers from all evil doctrines, and every poisonous faith.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible 
MEAL. See Food, Â§ 2 .
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
( קֶמִח , Ke'Mach , in pause ק מִח , prob. Fat , i.e.. Marrow ; hence the Fatness of wheat or barley, i.e.. its ground substance, Genesis 18:6; Numbers 5:15; 1 Kings 4:22; 1 Kings 17:12; 1 Kings 17:14-16; 2 Kings 4:41; 1 Chronicles 12:40; Isaiah 47:2; Hosea 8:7; "Flour ," as elsewhere rendered, 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 28:24; 2 Samuel 17:28; Gr. Ἃλευρον , Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21; also סֹלֶת , So'Leth, Stripped of its bran, the finest portion of the ground grain, Genesis 18:6 [where it stands after the preceding term, in apposition]; elsewhere "flour" or "fine flour," Sept. Σεμίδαλις ), the ground produce of any species of grain. SEE Grits This is usually prepared in the East by females in hand-mills. (See Flour).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
mēl ( אכל , 'ōkhel ): Denotes the portion of food eaten at any one time. It is found as a compound in Rth 2:14, "meal-time," literally, "the time of eating." See Food .
- Meal from Webster's Dictionary
- Meal from King James Dictionary
- Meal from Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
- Meal from Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types
- Meal from Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- Meal from Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
- Meal from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia