breakfast

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 /ˈbrekfəst/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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. 
  1. 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 © 2016
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. 
  1. to eat breakfast:He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.

v.t. 
  1. 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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