Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ground meat, usually beef.
  • noun A patty of such meat.
  • noun A sandwich made with a patty of ground meat usually in a roll or bun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hot sandwich consisting of a patty of cooked ground beef, in a sliced bun, sometimes also containing salad vegetables, condiments, or both.
  • noun The patty used in such a sandwich.
  • noun uncountable Ground beef, especially that intended to be made into hamburgers.
  • noun colloquial An animal or human, or the flesh thereof, that has been badly injured as a result of an accident or conflict.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
  • noun beef that has been ground

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for Hamburger steak, after Hamburg.]

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From German Hamburger, the adjectival form of Hamburg.

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