What does the word meal mean?

Usage examples for meal

  1. When the meal was finished, he returned to his ship and lay down on his bed. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  2. Will didn't wait to be told twice, but began his meal at the word. – The Northern Light by E. Werner