Bread definitions

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Any baked food like bread but made with a batter.

Quick breads, corn bread.

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Food generally.
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The means of living; livelihood.

To earn one's bread.

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Money.
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To cover with bread crumbs before cooking.
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A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
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To coat with bread crumbs, as before cooking.

Breaded the fish fillets.

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The definition of bread means a baked combination of flour and liquid that has often been shaped into loaves.

The top and bottom parts of a sandwich are examples of bread.

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Bread is a slang word for money.

The money earned from a high paying job is an example of bread.

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(uncountable) A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals.
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(slang) Money.
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(countable) Any variety of bread.
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Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
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Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life.
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Something that nourishes; sustenance.
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Means of support; livelihood.

Earn one's bread.

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Money.
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A food baked from a leavened, kneaded dough made with flour or meal, water, yeast, etc.
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A similar food, as matzo, that is not leavened and so remains flat when baked.
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(obsolete or UK dialectal, Scotland) Breadth.
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(dialectal) To make broad; spread.

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To form in meshes; net.
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A piece of embroidery; a braid.
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Origin of bread

From Middle English bred, breed, from Old English brēad (“fragment, bit, morsel, crumb", also "bread”), from Proto-Germanic *braudą (“cooked food, leavened bread”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerw-, *bʰrew- ("to boil, seethe"; see brew). An alternative etymology derives bread from Proto-Germanic *braudaz, *brauþaz (“broken piece, fragment”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰera- (“to split, beat, hew, struggle”) (see brittle). Perhaps a conflation of the two. Cognate with Scots breid (“bread”), Saterland Frisian Brad (“bread”), West Frisian brea (“bread”), Dutch brood (“bread”), German Brot (“bread”), Danish brød (“bread”), Swedish bröd (“bread”), Icelandic brauð (“bread”). Indoeuropean cognates include Albanian brydh (“I make crumbly, friable, soft”).