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Meaning of MORSEL

Pronunciation:  'morsul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
  2. [n]  a small quantity of anything; "a morsel of paper was all he needed"

MORSEL is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bit, bite
 See Also: chaw, chew, crumb, cud, mouthful, plug, quid, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, sop, sops, taste, wad



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mor"sel\, n. [OF. morsel, F. morceau, LL. morsellus, a
dim. fr. L. morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite; prob.
akin to E. smart. See {Smart}, and cf. {Morceau}, {Mordant},
{Muse}, v., {Muzzle}, n.]
1. A little bite or bit of food. --Chaucer.

         Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new
         labor to a tired digestion.           --South.

2. A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambrosia, atom, bait, bit, bite, bolus, bonne bouche, butt, cate, champ, chaw, chew, chip, choice morsel, chomp, chunk, clip, clipping, collop, crumb, cud, cut, cutting, dainty, delicacy, dessert, dollop, drop, end, fraction, fragment, gnash, gob, gobbet, goody, grain, granule, hunk, kickshaw, lump, manna, modicum, moiety, morceau, mouthful, munch, nectar, nibble, nip, paring, particle, patch, piece, pinch, quid, rasher, remnant, sample, savory, scoop, scrap, shard, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver, smidgen, smidgin, smithereen, snack, snap, snatch, snick, snip, snippet, soupcon, speck, splinter, spoonful, stitch, stump, swallow, tag, taste, tatter, tidbit, titbit, treat, whit