breakfast

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 /ˈbrekfəst/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
break•fast /ˈbrɛkfəst/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the first meal of the day;
    morning meal: [uncountable]What did you have for breakfast?[countable]He had a big breakfast that day.

v. 
  • to eat breakfast: [no object; (~ + on + object)]They breakfasted and left early.They breakfasted on fish and tea.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    break•fast  (brekfəst), 
    n. 
    1. the first meal of the day;
      morning meal:A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.
    2. the food eaten at the first meal of the day:a breakfast of bacon and eggs.

    v.i. 
  • to eat breakfast:He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.

  • v.t. 
  • to supply with breakfast:We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.
  • Etymology:
    • late Middle English brekfast. See break, fast2 1425–75
    breakfast•er, n. 
    breakfast•less, adj. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    breakfast /ˈbrɛkfəst/ n
    1. the first meal of the day
    2. the food at this meal
    vb
    1. to eat or supply with breakfast
    Etymology: 15th Century: from break + fast²

    ˈbreakfaster n



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