snack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snack eat a snack; eat lightly "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"
    • n snack a light informal meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name of the famous snack "Twinkies" was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said "Twinkle Toe Shoes."
    • Snack A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share. "At last he whispers, “Do, and we go snacks .”"
    • Snack A slight, hasty repast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Due to sugar shortages to make candy during World War II, movie theatre owners turned to popcorn, which is now the best selling snack at movie theatres today
    • snack To snatch.
    • snack To bite.
    • snack To go snacks in: share.
    • snack To go snacks or shares; share.
    • n snack A snatch or snap, as of a dog's jaws.
    • n snack A bite, as of a dog.
    • n snack A portion of food that can be eaten hastily; a slight, hasty repast; a bite; a luncheon.
    • n snack A portion or share of food or of other things: used especially in the phrase to go snacks—that is, to share; divide and distribute in shares.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pretzel snacks have been around for over 1300 years. A European monk invented the snack using used leftover bread dough
    • n Snack snak a share: a slight, hasty meal
    • v.t Snack to snatch, to bite: to share
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Snatch (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

But then observe, that what we do is secret, Or the Hangman will come in for Snacks.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
I'm going that way myself for a snack, if you care to come along.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
He rubbed his giant belly as he dreamed about a snack.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
He horribly sold Mr. Toots, who was anxious to have a snack of poultry himself, for a change.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Will you share a snack with us?
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
They had been laughing over their early morning snack, now Ilya Simonov looked at her approvingly.
"Freedom" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
When you want to go a bit of exploring, you just ask old John, and he'll put up a snack for you to take along.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Must run down to the Club for a snack and a smoke.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, March 29, 1890" by Various
Come up ter the cabin an' I'll hunt yer up a snack of sumthin'.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
My home's just across the street and my wife'll be glad to give you a snack.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Hunter stopped at the snack bar and wolfed a plate of cold cuts, the first food he had eaten since morning.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Then for a change he would take another "snack," as he called it, for lack of anything else to occupy his attention.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
We will attend to the snack afterwards.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
Have a snack while I talk.
"Garth and the Visitor" by L. J. Stecher
Clearly, there was no time to go home even for that "hurry up" snack he had been thinking about.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
I really don't see why we shouldn't take a snack now.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
I'll put you up a snack to eat.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
She gave us the "snack" in a basket, and sixpence to buy milk with.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Soth served us cocktails, dinner and a late snack, and had the place tidied up by bedtime.
"Backlash" by Winston Marks
Likely the noise had awakened her appetite, and she had come down to help me eat a snack.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
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In poetry:

"At least," I said, "I'm glad to find
A Ghost is not a DUMB thing!
But pray sit down: you'll feel inclined
(If, like myself, you have not dined)
To take a snack of something:
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
If foreigners likewise would give up the trade,
Much more in behalf of your wish might be said;
But, while they got riches by purchasing blacks,
Pray tell me why we may not also go snacks?
"Pity For Poor Africans" by William Cowper
But should you want a hearty meal,
And not this gourmet's lightsome snack,
Fill up with terrapin and teal,
Clam chowder, crabs, and canvasback;
With all varieties of sauce,
And diff'rent wines for ev'ry course.
"Enough is as Good as a Feast" by Harry Graham

In news:

Healthy and delicious, Aine's Fruity Spiced Tea Cake is perfect for breakfast, dessert or a mid-afternoon snack.
When served with fresh fruit, each of the dips below, make a healthy, nutritious and delicious snack option for the after-school gang.
I had a childhood friend who was like the kung fu master of snacking: she had complete and utter control over the food she ate.
0Heather Ware, a dietician from HyVee, shows us how to make healthy popcorn snacks.
I'm bummed—saddened by the news that the Hostess company, home of the Twinkie and other venerable sugary snacks, is shutting down.
You don't need to know what "slow food" is to appreciate the convenient nature of snack foods.
Decades old snack cake still in one piece.
Snacks with lots of health benefits.
Reusable/compostable grocery bag , snack packaging debut.
Jessica Seinfeld shares ideas for healthy, delicious after-school snacks that all children will enjoy.
Hartman Group report says even the medical community is getting behind snacks these days.
In case you haven't heard, it's OK to snack these days.
In fact, it's OK to snack anywhere, anytime and as often as you like.
Packages being made next week will include apple and grape snack packs, also courtesy of Wawa.
Where 6 tons of snacks are made every hour.
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In science:

Since entering federal prison in october, Martha Stewart has tried her hand at ceramics, learned to crochet and become an expert on vending-machine snacks.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Bug A would like to figure out the minimum velocity it should start moving as soon as bug B showed up at p so that, no matter where it was on the circumference of the circle, it would always arrive at q before bug B, and, hopefully, have a good snack.
Oscar's Physics Phaire: A Collection of Problems
Movie A simple domain intended to explore use of conditional effects. A collection of snacks must be assembled prior to rewinding a video and then watching the movie.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
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