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

The Five Guys burger restaurant at Harborplace, at the Inner Harbor, was closed with paper covering the windows Wednesday. Gal Tziperman Lotan, baltimoresun.com, "Five Guys burger joint closes at Harborplace," 11 July 2018 To any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Noelle Carter, charlotteobserver, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 6 July 2018 The burger restaurant will be closed until the building can be repaired and inspected by the Howard County Health Department, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services’ Facebook page. Lauren Lumpkin, Howard County Times, "Burger King blaze draws firefighters from three counties," 5 July 2018 Round 2 of our Burger Battle Royale is on, and 16 burger restaurants remain. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "WSU quarterback Hilinski had CTE; travel ban upheld | Tuesday Morning Brief, June 26," 26 June 2018 To any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 14 June 2018 Opt for the weekly special, which isn’t always a beef burger. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: Ovens back on at Fishtown pizza landmark," 2 May 2018 There are great burgers at Grey Ghost, and Selden Standard is really good, too. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "You Need to Book a Trip to Detroit ASAP," 19 Apr. 2018 Most notable among the new culinary options are the Portobello and arepa burgers at BGR Deck in Section 19. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "If you plan to see the Marlins’ on Opening Day, here’s what you need to know | Miami Herald," 28 Mar. 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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