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

Chronicle Food + Wine Bob’s Donuts, Eddie’s Cafe and Beep’s Burgers are neighborhood stalwarts, oases for longtime Bay Area residents serving up American diner food like burgers, hash browns, doughnuts and more. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: The Camp Fire destroyed his home — and he works for the company that caused it," 10 June 2019 And von Bidder acknowledged that Four Seasons price points are prohibitive for many diners: Its current listing of lunch entrées include a $36 tuna burger, the cheapest option, and a $56 poached halibut. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Four Seasons restaurant is closing. Is the power lunch dead?," 8 June 2019 The police union provided burgers, chips and ice cream. Jack Mccordick, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police officers build basketball hoop, host block party for neighborhood kids," 8 June 2019 The restaurant, which also serves burgers, gyros, hot dogs and more, took over the space most recently occupied by Kabob Kitchen, which closed in February. Michelle Mullins, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin News Digest," 7 June 2019 Obviously, no outdoor get-together would be complete without burgers, buns, condiments, and sweet treats to top off the menu. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Is Walmart Open on the 4th of July in 2019?," 5 June 2019 Besides dogs and burgers, the menu includes sandwiches and wraps, French fries and milk shakes. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: Simply Slices opens in Mokena; America's Dog and Burger opens in Evergreen park," 4 June 2019 The palette itself is shaped like a burger (yum.) Lift off the top bun to reveal 16 shades, including a yellow, three shades of green, two reds, a reddish-brown, and more. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Glamlite Cosmetics Debuts a Burger Eye Shadow Palette to Follow Up Last Year's Pizza-Themed Launch," 11 Mar. 2019 Grilling season is upon us, which means summer cookouts, burgers and barbecue, and long, warm nights in the yard. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Your BBQ Grill," 14 May 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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