- to eat or feast (often followed by on or upon).
Origin of repast
Examples from the Web for repast
Sometimes they slay their own wives, and invite their neighbours to the repast.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Will you not honour us so far as to sit down with us and share our repast?'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
When the officers learned that I was a Russian, they invited me to share their repast.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
They eventually settled on a restaurant and ordered their repast.Cleo The Magnificent
She lays the tray before her son and invites me to partake of the repast.The Book of Khalid
- a meal or the food provided at a meala light repast
- food in general; nourishment
- the act of taking food or refreshment
- (intr) archaic to feed (on)
Word Origin and History for repast
late 14c., from Old French repast (Modern Frech repas) "a meal, food," from Late Latin repastus "meal" (also source of Spanish repasto, noun use of past participle of repascere "to feed again," from Latin re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + pascere "to graze" (see pastor). The verb (intransitive) is from late 15c.