Definition of hamburger
1a : ground beefb : a patty of ground beef
2 : a sandwich consisting of a patty of hamburger in a split typically round bun
Examples of hamburger in a Sentence
They served hot dogs and hamburgers at the cookout.
Add the cooked hamburger to the sauce.
Recent Examples of hamburger from the Web
After a spirited competition, the classic hamburger stand Bud's Broiler came out on top on the south shore.
The festival also includes a hamburger eating contest, a giant 70-pound cheeseburger and a nighttime hot air balloon ascension.
Describing it as look like a hamburger, more like a whopper, would be putting it nicely.
From hot dogs and hamburgers to salads and ceviches, lighter, bright summer wines also make perfect food partners and even taste great on ice.
Fosters Freeze After successfully landing the Patio Land sponsorship, Sam takes Ruth and Rhonda for celebratory hamburgers at the Atwater Village outpost of Fosters Freeze.
But the 11.54 pounds ($14.58) for a fast-food hamburger meal was more than double most rivals.
All of the major hamburger chains scored well below the industry average.
Four in 10 didn't know that hamburgers came from cows.
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Origin and Etymology of hamburger
German Hamburger of Hamburg, Germany
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
HAMBURGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hamburger for English Language Learners
: a flat, usually round cake of finely chopped beef that is cooked and served usually in a roll or bun
: beef that has been cut into very small pieces : ground beef
HAMBURGER Defined for Kids
Definition of hamburger for Students
1 : a sandwich made of a patty of ground beef in a split bun
2 : ground beef
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