breakfast

[ brek-fuhst ]
/ ˈbrɛk fəst /
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noun

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.

verb (used without object)

to eat breakfast: He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.

verb (used with object)

to supply with breakfast: We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.

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Origin of breakfast

First recorded in 1425–75, breakfast is from the late Middle English word brekfast.See break, fast2

OTHER WORDS FROM breakfast

break·fast·er, nounbreak·fast·less, adjectivepost·break·fast, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for breakfast

  • 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
  • But I have not time to enlarge; breakfast calls me; and all my post-breakfast time must be given to poetry.

  • That post-breakfast moment is the only peace-moment I know in my day and in my life.

    I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane

British Dictionary definitions for breakfast

breakfast
/ (ˈbrɛkfəst) /

noun

  1. the first meal of the day
  2. (as modifier)breakfast cereal; a breakfast room
the food at this meal
(in the Caribbean) a midday meal

verb

to eat or supply with breakfast

Derived forms of breakfast

breakfaster, noun

Word Origin for breakfast

C15: from break + fast ²
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