from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hurried or light meal.
- n. Food eaten between meals.
- intransitive v. To eat a hurried or light meal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light meal.
- n. An item of food eaten between meals.
- v. to eat a light meal
- v. to eat between meals
- n. A share; a part or portion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
- n. A slight, hasty repast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snatch.
- To bite.
- To go snacks in: share.
- To go snacks or shares; share.
- n. A snatch or snap, as of a dog's jaws.
- n. A bite, as of a dog.
- n. A portion of food that can be eaten hastily; a slight, hasty repast; a bite; a luncheon.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light informal meal
- v. eat a snack; eat lightly
This snack is also called Pava-chi bhaaji ie. bhaaji made from pav.
My guides led me to the big, tidy, silvery kitchen where Jesse magnanimously opened what she called the snack locker.
Jones, hearty and hospitable in these last hours, had provided what he called a snack, and both beer and strong waters were freely set out upon the cabin table, nor did even the Elder refuse to do him right in a parting glass of Nantz.
You are right, this kind of snack is eaten across the world.
For 1,500 calories a day, combine this with another breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack from the menu.
The only time consuming piece of this snack is that you need to let the layers set up one by one.
An apple and cheddar snack is easy to take along to work or on the road.
For 1,500 calories a day, combine this with breakfast, lunch, dinner and another snack from the menu.
So our common modern usage of to snack is a verb that came from a noun that came from a different noun, which came from a verb that is almost completely out of the English language.
Discovering that certain snack tins can be used to make an antenna that extends the range of your wi-fi network, using electric toothbrush motors to power small robots, building a high-altitude balloon that takes video of the edge of space, are all examples of tinkering.