American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a meal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to a dinner or other meal: as, prandial preparations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a repast, especially to dinner.
- adj. of or relating to a meal
- From Latin prandium ("late breakfast"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin prandium, late breakfast; see ed- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Into his post-prandial idyll stalks Steve Coogan; taller, sharper, slightly harried, he sits down heavily and scowls.”
“Mr. Bornemann, who hardly ever misses a meeting, has not prolonged ago had teenager knee as good as during a behind of surgery; he promises to lapse for a subsequent prandial as good as postprandial deliberations.”
“But let's be honest, when you spend 16 hours a day in a delirious state of prandial deprivation, your cravings rival those of a pregnant woman.”
“What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement.”
“Initially seen in a post-prandial pose in a Swedish cabin on a wintry lake with a naked woman, it ends with Clooney having killed three people.”
“The post-prandial reward is a cup of coffee with fresh cream.”
“What else to do after that but saunter up to The Beauchamp for a few post prandial settlers.”
“After the meal, as everyone's settling back in their chairs and recovering for the post-prandial board games, you are spoiled for choice.”
“As fate would have it, when I came back an hour later with a camera loaded with newly purchased film, I was distraught to see the carcass of my wreath blowing in the breeze, picked clean by the birds who lay on their sides in the bushes in a post-prandial stupor, laughing at me and the look of horror on my face.”
“A second half during which the air is filled with the sound of gentle post-prandial snoring and the fetid aroma of champagne halitosis and poached salmon burps.”
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