verb (used without object)
Origin of repast
Examples from the Web for repast
When this repast was over, the company returned to their recreation.
After that, with a passing admonition to his friend not to burst, my brother-in-law returned to his repast.The Right Stuff|Ian Hay
Neither of us has broken his fast since morning, and then the repast was but meagre.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
During the repast the stranger continued the conversation which had been interrupted by their approach to Jena.Count Ulrich of Lindburg|W.H.G. Kingston
This repast being finished, the youths escort the bridegroom home with songs and the sound of the rustic flute.Austria|Frederick Shoberl
- food in general; nourishment
- the act of taking food or refreshment
Word Origin 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.