Breakfast meaning

brĕkfəst
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The definition of breakfast is a morning meal, or the first meal of the day.

Eggs and bacon that you eat first thing in the morning for your first meal is an example of breakfast.

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The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
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To eat breakfast.
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To give breakfast to.
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To eat breakfast.

We breakfasted on the terrace.

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The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.

You should put more protein in her breakfast so she will grow.

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(by extension) A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.

We serve breakfast all day.

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A meal after fasting, or food in general.
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(intransitive) To eat the morning meal.
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To serve breakfast to.
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To provide breakfast for.
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The first meal of the day, typically eaten in the morning.
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Origin of breakfast

  • Middle English brekfast breken to break break faste a fast (from Old Norse fasta to fast past- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

    From Wiktionary