bur·​ger | \ˈbər-gər \

Definition of burger 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : hamburger

2 : a sandwich similar to a hamburger tofu burgers often used in combination


biographical name (1)
Bur·​ger | \ˈbər-gər \

Definition of Burger (Entry 2 of 3)

Warren Earl 1907–1995 American jurist; chief justice U.S. Supreme Court (1969–86)


biographical name (2)
Bür·​ger | \ˈbu̇r-gər, ˈbir-, ˈbᵫr-\

Definition of Bürger (Entry 3 of 3)

Gottfried August 1747–1794 German poet

Examples of burger in a Sentence


I'll have a burger with fries, please.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Both locations offer an extensive library of games to play for free while snacking on a burger or salad in the main restaurant, as well as two additional gaming rooms. The Seattle Times, "Secret Seattle: 10 hidden neighborhood hangouts," 15 Oct. 2018 Railroad workers, truck drivers and others who have jobs supporting the plant also stop in or place orders for burgers and barbecue sandwiches. Samantha Bomkamp, latimes.com, "In this small steel town, Trump's tariffs have been met with a sigh of relief," 9 July 2018 And then, with cash in our pockets, go eat an Attu burger in his honor. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe," 28 June 2018 Alexandra ordered a burger in a lettuce wrap, no bun. Mark Arsenault, BostonGlobe.com, "Secrets of a Lost Girl," 24 June 2018 Cooks from 18 metro Detroit restaurants will wield spatulas Sunday to compete for the title of best burger at Eastern Market's annual Burger Battle. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Burger Battle competition returns to Eastern Market," 21 June 2018 Heat remaining tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium heat and fry burgers in skillet, about 5 minutes per side. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Picky, picky: Strategies to get your kids (or yourself) to try new foods," 11 June 2018 More than a dozen show dogs that were in a van that was stolen from an In-N-Out burger in Redding, California, on Wednesday have been recovered safe and sound. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "14 show dogs found safe in California after being stolen in van," 7 June 2018 That’s why the team is sponsoring our first-ever Burger Bracket, an online competition to identify the best burger in the city. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Los Angeles Chargers Making An Impact in L.A. – Both On and Off the Field," 9 May 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of burger

: a food that is like a hamburger but that is not made from beef


bur·​ger | \ˈbər-gər \

Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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