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re·past

 (rĭ-păst′)
n.
A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
v. re·past·ed, re·past·ing, re·pasts
v.intr.
To eat or feast.
v.tr. Obsolete
To give food to.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin repāstus, from past participle of repāscere, to feed : re-, re- + Latin pāscere, to feed; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

repast

(rɪˈpɑːst)
n
1. a meal or the food provided at a meal: a light repast.
2. archaic
a. food in general; nourishment
b. the act of taking food or refreshment
vb
(intr) archaic to feed (on)
[C14: from Old French, from repaistre to feed, from Late Latin repāscere to nourish again, from Latin re- + pāscere to feed, pasture (of animals)]

re•past

(rɪˈpæst, -ˈpɑst)

n.
1. food and drink for a meal.
2. the meal itself.
v.i.
4. to eat or feast (often fol. by on or upon).
[1300–50; (n.) < Old French, derivative of repaistre to eat a meal]

repast


Past participle: repasted
Gerund: repasting

Imperative
repast
repast
Present
I repast
you repast
he/she/it repasts
we repast
you repast
they repast
Preterite
I repasted
you repasted
he/she/it repasted
we repasted
you repasted
they repasted
Present Continuous
I am repasting
you are repasting
he/she/it is repasting
we are repasting
you are repasting
they are repasting
Present Perfect
I have repasted
you have repasted
he/she/it has repasted
we have repasted
you have repasted
they have repasted
Past Continuous
I was repasting
you were repasting
he/she/it was repasting
we were repasting
you were repasting
they were repasting
Past Perfect
I had repasted
you had repasted
he/she/it had repasted
we had repasted
you had repasted
they had repasted
Future
I will repast
you will repast
he/she/it will repast
we will repast
you will repast
they will repast
Future Perfect
I will have repasted
you will have repasted
he/she/it will have repasted
we will have repasted
you will have repasted
they will have repasted
Future Continuous
I will be repasting
you will be repasting
he/she/it will be repasting
we will be repasting
you will be repasting
they will be repasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repasting
you have been repasting
he/she/it has been repasting
we have been repasting
you have been repasting
they have been repasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repasting
you will have been repasting
he/she/it will have been repasting
we will have been repasting
you will have been repasting
they will have been repasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repasting
you had been repasting
he/she/it had been repasting
we had been repasting
you had been repasting
they had been repasting
Conditional
I would repast
you would repast
he/she/it would repast
we would repast
you would repast
they would repast
Past Conditional
I would have repasted
you would have repasted
he/she/it would have repasted
we would have repasted
you would have repasted
they would have repasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repast - the food served and eaten at one timerepast - the food served and eaten at one time
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
mess - a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
square meal - a substantial and nourishing meal; "he seldom got three square meals a day"
potluck - whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all; "having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck"; "a potluck supper"
refection - a light meal or repast
breakfast - the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
brunch - combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning
dejeuner, lunch, luncheon, tiffin - a midday meal
afternoon tea, teatime, tea - a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
dinner - the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; "dinner will be at 8"; "on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"
supper - a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
buffet - a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
picnic - any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
collation, snack, bite - a light informal meal
nosh-up - a large satisfying meal
ploughman's lunch - a meal consisting of a sandwich of bread and cheese and a salad
banquet, feast, spread - a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
entremets, side dish, side order - a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

repast

noun meal, spread (informal), collation, refection, food, kai (N.Z. informal), nourishment, victuals He proclaimed it a splendid repast.
Translations

repast

[rɪˈpɑːst] N (liter) → comida f

repast

[rɪˈpɑːst] n (formal)repas m

repast

n (liter)Mahl nt (geh)

repast

[rɪˈpɑːst] n (frm) → pranzo
References in classic literature ?
March received her repast with thanks and laughed heartily over it after Jo was gone.
He served her with no mean repast, dripping the coffee anew and sharing it with her.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
She had only supposed that, after the repast, I had carried off both the children; as to which she was quite in her right, for it was the very first time I had allowed the little girl out of my sight without some special provision.
Hussey, postponing further scolding for the present, ushered us into a little room, and seating us at a table spread with the relics of a recently concluded repast, turned round to us and said-- Clam or Cod?
The cold repast was over, and the party were to go out once more to see what had not yet been seen, the old Abbey fishponds; perhaps get as far as the clover, which was to be begun cutting on the morrow, or, at any rate, have the pleasure of being hot, and growing cool again.
I saw a universal manifestation of discontent when the fumes of the repast met the nostrils of those destined to swallow it; from the van of the procession, the tall girls of the first class, rose the whispered words -
At length the jackal had got together a compact repast for the lion, and proceeded to offer it to him.
Micawber, came in from the bakehouse with the loin of mutton which was our joint-stock repast.
For surely woman never shows to better advantage than in the dainty exercises of a dainty repast, and there is nothing more thrilling to man than a meal alone with a woman he loves or is about to love.
When the repast was about to commence, the major-domo, or steward, suddenly raising his wand, said aloud, ``Forbear
On this festival, the servants drive a herd of YAHOOS into the field, laden with hay, and oats, and milk, for a repast to the HOUYHNHNMS; after which, these brutes are immediately driven back again, for fear of being noisome to the assembly.