- the first meal of the day; morning meal: A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.
- the food eaten at the first meal of the day: a breakfast of bacon and eggs.
- to eat breakfast: He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.
- to supply with breakfast: We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.
Origin of breakfast
Examples from the Web for post-breakfast
That post-breakfast moment is the only peace-moment I know in my day and in my life.I, Mary MacLane
But I have not time to enlarge; breakfast calls me; and all my post-breakfast time must be given to poetry.The Works of William Cowper
At that I rose and walked a few paces to knock out my post-breakfast pipe against an apple-tree.The Thing from the Lake
Eleanor M. Ingram
- the first meal of the day
- (as modifier)breakfast cereal; a breakfast room
- the food at this meal
- (in the Caribbean) a midday meal
- to eat or supply with breakfast
Word Origin and History for post-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."