- Repast is the food and drink at a meal.
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
- Obsolete food
Origin: Middle English from Old French from re-, re- plush past, food from Classical Latin pastus from past participle of pascere, to feed: see food
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Origin: Middle 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.