bur·​ger | \ ˈbər-gər How to pronounce burger (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Burger (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Bürger (audio) , 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

Inspectors also noted sewage and wastewater backing up through kitchen floor drains in front of a grill where burgers are cooked. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando pizzeria closed after inspectors find a dog, rat droppings in kitchen; 8 other restaurants cited," 2 July 2019 The executive chef at Fallston Barrel House, won the burger competition at the inaugural Maryland Foodie Fest in Aberdeen last weekend. Aegis Staff Report, baltimoresun.com, "Fallston Barrel House chef wins burger competition at first Maryland Foodie Fest," 27 June 2019 Walleye fingers, wings, chili, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers can be found on the St. Paul menu. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s Loon Cafe now open in former Great Waters space," 8 July 2019 There were burgers to be grilled, margaritas to be sipped, and beaches to enjoy a mid-week break at — and celebrities were no different. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "How Your Favourite Celebrities Spent Fourth Of July," 5 July 2019 Ah yes, Independence Day — a day for flipping some burgers, blasting some Lee Greenwood, and (of course) pouring on the bug spray for the evening fireworks show. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, "‘Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations’ — A Brief History of the Fourth of July," 4 July 2019 At this year's Fourth of July BBQ, instead of being scared of the mortality-reminding, glistening white goo, slather some on your burger bun in defiance of death, in celebration of freedom. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Defense of Mayonnaise," 4 July 2019 For a quick meal, check out #1 Taco Express that serves giant burritos, tortas, tacos and ice cream, or Broadway Joe’s Double Dog Dare You for a Chicago Dog or Detroit Coney, burger or chili cheese fries. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Look no further than our list of more than 100 healthy summer recipes, including stress-free tacos, fuss-free fish, fun cocktails and burger tips from expert chefs. NBC News, "Migrant conditions, Democratic race, Trump hawkish adviser: Read the Morning Rundown," 3 July 2019

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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


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Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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