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

But what if our burgers didn't have to contain meat at all? Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Is the Impossible Burger Actually Healthy? A Nutritionist Weighs In on the Ingredients," 29 Apr. 2019 Then came the unveiling of his signature burger at Freds at Barneys made with Chinese five spice short rib tossed with fresh scallions. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Alexander Wang Didn’t Have a NYFW Show—This Is What He Did Instead," 16 Feb. 2019 John did get a very sweet tribute from his wife on Instagram though, so at least that's something to go with his burger. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Celebrated His EGOT Win in The Least Wild Way Possible," 25 Sep. 2018 Polly Campbell shares her favorite burgers in Cincinnati and tells us which is the best of them all. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 9-15," 9 July 2018 Also consider protecting your burger eating experience. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 While many still drop into the nearest Publix or Walmart to snag their burgers and hotdogs, an increasing number of conscious eaters are going old school by shopping at carnicerias and specialty butcher shops. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018 The researchers observed that people who had watched the video were significantly more likely than the control group to use a meat thermometer properly while making their turkey burgers. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "You're Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says," 30 June 2018 Rex 1516 has its moments for Southern inspirations, too, beyond its excellent burgers. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Why some Philly neighborhoods attract creative eateries, and some don't | Craig LaBan," 13 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 How to pronounce burger (audio) \

Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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