Repast meaning

rĭ-păst
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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.

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To eat or feast.
verb
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Food.
noun
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To eat or feast.
verb
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(countable) A meal.
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(uncountable) The food eaten at a meal.
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(obsolete) To supply food to; to feast.
verb
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(obsolete, intransitive) To take food.
verb
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A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
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To give food to.
verb
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Origin of repast

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin repāstus from past participle of repāscere to feed re- re- Latin pāscere to feed pā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere.

    From Wiktionary