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 brown sugar pork belly on a stick, the all Iowa belly up burger, and the third finalist an apple egg roll. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Iowa State Fair's strangest food this year could be cookie dough spaghetti," 15 Aug. 2018 Everyone loves pizza and burgers, but Urban Pantry has tried to make these items a little more unique, Cummings said. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal Orlando's Aventura Hotel will include food hall inspired Urban Pantry," 29 June 2018 There are also omelets, pancakes, chilaquiles, skillets, burgers, paninis and salads. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Eataly opens beach-inspired restaurant, plus other restaurant news," 26 June 2018 Zaytoon’s menu also features Lebanese sandwiches ($8 to $12) and, for less adventurous eaters, traditional American deli sandwiches, burgers, and pasta ($9 to $13). Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "Zaytoon's Bistro Serves Up Fresh, Authentic Lebanese Dishes," 26 June 2018 Bomba Grill, which first opened in 2016, offers fast-casual dining, with fare that includes Italian beef and sausage, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "Contrary to rumors, Bomba Grill open again in East Dundee," 22 June 2018 The menu includes kebobs, egg rolls, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, gyros, steak tacos, Puerto Rican rice, burgers, chicken pitas, orange chicken with vegetable rice, crab rangoon, ribs, brats and hot dogs. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Great Lakes goes all out with two nights of fireworks," 19 June 2018 After three successful summers, Shake Shack became a permanent park fixture in 2004, serving burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard and more to visitors from all over. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Shake Shack is opening two new Ohio locations. See where they are.," 5 June 2018 Most of the ingredients come from the kitchen garden, orchards, and beehives, with dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls, lentil burgers, and eggplant-potato dumplings. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 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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