An example of a repast is the small meal eaten from a lunchbox during a worker's day.
- food and drink for a meal
- a meal
- the eating of food, as at a meal
- Obs. food
Origin of repastMiddle English from Old French from re-, re- + past, food from Classical Latin pastus from past participle of pascere, to feed: see food
verbre·past·ed, re·past·ing, re·pasts
Origin of repastMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin repāstus from past participle of repāscere to feed re- re- Latin pāscere to feed ; see pā- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural repasts)
(third-person singular simple present repasts, present participle repasting, simple past and past participle repasted)
- (obsolete) To supply food to; to feast.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To take food.
Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere.