- a small box with compartments, of a type popular in Japan and SE Asia, for holding several courses of a single mealalso bento box
- a packed meal, esp. a lunch, of a kind traditionally stored or served in such a box
Origin of bentoJapanese ; from Chinese
bento - Computer Definition
A data structure used to store embedded documents in an OpenDoc compound document. Bento, which stands for lunch box in Japanese, provides a "container" to hold the data and a format for defining its contents.