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

Cheeseburger With Herbed Corn Salad A burger with an actually amazing slice of tomato is truly an out-of-this-world experience. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Pick the Best Tomatoes," 16 July 2018 Who hasn’t stood under a fast food awning, mouth agape, trying to pick out the burger, fried chicken, or salad option that will destroy her sense of health and well-being the least? Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips," 6 June 2018 Trian, an activist hedge fund that owns a stake in Wendy’s Co. WEN -1.35% , had initially expressed interest in Papa John’s in late June and invited company founder John Schnatter to meet with leaders of the burger chain. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Papa John’s Loses a Potential Bidder," 27 Nov. 2018 One of his most recent ventures includes facial recognition ordering at a burger chain, CaliBurger. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Garner Reportedly Has a New Boyfriend Following Her Divorce from Ben Affleck," 24 Oct. 2018 The group graded burger chains based on three categories: policy, implementation and transparency. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Antibiotics in beef: Burger chains are failing the test, except for a couple right here in Washington," 19 Oct. 2018 The rest of us were content to lounge over burgers at Tio Bob’s, the rustically fabulous mid-mountain lunch spot, comparing our mornings as the Andean peaks reflected in everyone’s sunglasses. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "Can an Intermediate Skier Take on the Chilean Andes? Yes, and It’s a Party at Ski Portillo," 12 Sep. 2018 After your dog indulges, treat yourself to an epic burger at au cheval then walk it off with some shopping on the mag mile and stroll along the beaches at Lake Michigan. Jessica Migala, Country Living, "7 Great Cities to Visit With Your Dog," 26 July 2018 Its signature offerings are jumbo, fresh wings available with more than 35 sauces, rubs and glazes, as well as tacos, burgers and fries. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "South Florida's Hurricane Grill & Wings now part of Ponderosa, Fatburger family," 9 July 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


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Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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