verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of breakfast
Examples from the Web for breakfast
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For Paul, the thrill of breakfast with the Reverend, may be giving way to the taste of burnt toast.
But I live near really smart, thoughtful people who take writing very seriously, and I can meet them for breakfast and talk books.
One hundred meters from the entrance to the Korengal we stop for breakfast.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast has a tendency to lose its guests in the middle of the night.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breakfast over, each individual disposes of himself as best accords with inclination or interest.
I met the Ohio statesman one morning at breakfast, after hearing him the night before.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
When breakfast was over, we commenced our return to camp, taking with us our prisoner and captured property.Four Years A Scout and Spy|E. C. Downs
Did you ever eat pork and beans heated in a frying-pan on a camp-fire for breakfast?Letters of a Woman Homesteader|Elinore Pruitt Stewart
There was breakfast almost before it was light, and everybody got up to see them off.Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters|May Agnes Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for breakfast
- the first meal of the day
- (as modifier)breakfast cereal; a breakfast room
Word Origin for breakfast
Word Origin and History for breakfast
Spanish almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from Latin admorsus, past participle of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." In common with almuerzo, words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" cf. French déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Spanish desayuno "breakfast"), both from Vulgar Latin *disieiunare "to breakfast," from Latin dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also cf. dine). German Frühstück is from Middle High German vruostücke, literally "early bit." Old English had morgenmete "morning meal."