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

On the menu at Brown Bag: A salmon burger with diced jalapeno and slaw. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Want happy news? This new restaurant does something that will make you feel good," 22 June 2018 Chevy’s Fresh Mex 1369 Garden Highway What’s new: Mexican-style burger with aioli on a pretzel bun. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 During the past few months, Brosnahan has become acutely aware that her life—the one before the hit show, before the awards, before burgers with reporters in hotels—is different. Sarah Slutsky, Glamour, "Rachel Brosnahan Lost Jobs for Not Being Funny. Who's Laughing Now?," 15 May 2018 The menu is chock-full of woefully standard burgers, fries, shakes, and salads with some pastries and other coffee shop-ish items thrown in. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink Will the new ‘McDonald's of the future’ on Restaurant Row earn a Michelin star?," 14 May 2018 Their logo features a behemoth burger with a toothpick boasting a fleur de lis inside a horseshoe. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "The best burger in Mexico might just be made by this Kentucky native," 10 May 2018 Yadi Rodriguez says: Good burger with a home cooked feel. cleveland.com, "Smokin' Thyme Burger: Build the burger you want (photos, video, poll)," 24 Apr. 2018 Hardee's, 58-year-old burger chain headquartered just outside of Nashville unveiled its first store redesign in a suburb here as part of an ongoing rebranding effort meant to separate it from Carl’s Jr. and clean up the chain's reputation. Lizzy Alfs, USA TODAY, "Hardee's, Carl's Jr. chains part ways in fast-food image shakeup," 19 June 2018 Hubcap Grill, Ricky Craig's beloved burger chain, is getting ready to open its newest location in the area along NASA Parkway in Seabrook. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Hubcap Grill's new Seabrook location edges closer to opening," 18 June 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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