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break·fast

 (brĕk′fəst)
n.
1. The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
2. Informal Food traditionally consumed for breakfast, such as eggs or pancakes: We made breakfast for dinner.
v. break·fast·ed, break·fast·ing, break·fasts
v.intr.
To eat breakfast: We breakfasted on the terrace.
v.tr.
To provide breakfast for.

[Middle English brekfast : breken, to break; see break + faste, a fast (from Old Norse fasta, to fast; see past- in Indo-European roots).]

break′fast·er n.

breakfast

(ˈbrɛkfəst)
n
1.
a. the first meal of the day
b. (as modifier): breakfast cereal; a breakfast room.
2. the food at this meal
3. (in the Caribbean) a midday meal
vb
to eat or supply with breakfast
[C15: from break + fast2]
ˈbreakfaster n

break•fast

(ˈbrɛk fəst)
n.
1. the first meal of the day; morning meal.
v.i.
2. to eat breakfast.
v.t.
3. to supply with breakfast.
[1425–75]
break′fast•er, n.

breakfast

- Literally means "breaking the fast"—of the night, as it is the first meal after sleeping.
See also related terms for sleeping.

breakfast

Your breakfast is your first meal of the day. You eat it in the morning, just after you get up.

They had eggs and toast for breakfast.
I open the mail immediately after breakfast.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use 'a' with breakfast. Don't say, for example, She made a breakfast for everyone'. Say 'She made breakfast for everyone'.

breakfast


Past participle: breakfasted
Gerund: breakfasting

Imperative
breakfast
breakfast
Present
I breakfast
you breakfast
he/she/it breakfasts
we breakfast
you breakfast
they breakfast
Preterite
I breakfasted
you breakfasted
he/she/it breakfasted
we breakfasted
you breakfasted
they breakfasted
Present Continuous
I am breakfasting
you are breakfasting
he/she/it is breakfasting
we are breakfasting
you are breakfasting
they are breakfasting
Present Perfect
I have breakfasted
you have breakfasted
he/she/it has breakfasted
we have breakfasted
you have breakfasted
they have breakfasted
Past Continuous
I was breakfasting
you were breakfasting
he/she/it was breakfasting
we were breakfasting
you were breakfasting
they were breakfasting
Past Perfect
I had breakfasted
you had breakfasted
he/she/it had breakfasted
we had breakfasted
you had breakfasted
they had breakfasted
Future
I will breakfast
you will breakfast
he/she/it will breakfast
we will breakfast
you will breakfast
they will breakfast
Future Perfect
I will have breakfasted
you will have breakfasted
he/she/it will have breakfasted
we will have breakfasted
you will have breakfasted
they will have breakfasted
Future Continuous
I will be breakfasting
you will be breakfasting
he/she/it will be breakfasting
we will be breakfasting
you will be breakfasting
they will be breakfasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breakfasting
you have been breakfasting
he/she/it has been breakfasting
we have been breakfasting
you have been breakfasting
they have been breakfasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breakfasting
you will have been breakfasting
he/she/it will have been breakfasting
we will have been breakfasting
you will have been breakfasting
they will have been breakfasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breakfasting
you had been breakfasting
he/she/it had been breakfasting
we had been breakfasting
you had been breakfasting
they had been breakfasting
Conditional
I would breakfast
you would breakfast
he/she/it would breakfast
we would breakfast
you would breakfast
they would breakfast
Past Conditional
I would have breakfasted
you would have breakfasted
he/she/it would have breakfasted
we would have breakfasted
you would have breakfasted
they would have breakfasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breakfast - the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)breakfast - the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
continental breakfast, petit dejeuner - a breakfast that usually includes a roll and coffee or tea
power breakfast - a meeting of influential people to conduct business while eating breakfast
Verb1.breakfast - eat an early morning meal; "We breakfast at seven"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
2.breakfast - provide breakfast for
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
Translations
إفْطارفطور، وجبة الصباحيتناول طعام الفطور
esmorzar
snídaněsnídat
morgenmad
hommikueine
aamiainenaamupala
déjeunerpetit déjeunerpetit-déjeunerprendre le petit-déjeuner
doručakdoručkovatizajutarkovati
reggelireggelizik
sarapan
morgunverîursnæîa morgunverî
朝食
아침 식사
prandium
pusryčiaipusryčiauti
brokastisbrokastot
raňajkyraňajkovať
zajtrkzajtrkovati
frukost
chakula cha asubuhi
อาหารเช้า
kahvaltıkahvaltı yapmak
bữa sáng

breakfast

[ˈbrekfəst]
A. Ndesayuno m
to have breakfastdesayunar
B. VIdesayunar
to breakfast off or on eggsdesayunar huevos
C. CPD breakfast cereal Ncereales mpl para el desayuno
breakfast cup Ntaza f de desayuno
breakfast room Nhabitación f del desayuno
breakfast time Nhora f del desayuno
breakfast TV Ntele(visión) f matinal

breakfast

[ˈbrɛkfəst]
npetit-déjeuner m
What would you like for breakfast? → Qu'est-ce vous voulez pour le petit déjeuner?
vi (= have breakfast) → prendre le petit-déjeunerbreakfast bar nbar m de cuisinebreakfast cereal ncéréales fplbreakfast show n (RADIO, TV)émission f du matinbreakfast table ntable f du petit-déjeunerbreakfast television n (British)télévision f du matinbreakfast time breakfast-time nheure f du petit-déjeunerbreakfast TV ntélévision f du matinbreak-in [ˈbreɪkɪn] ncambriolage mbreaking and entering [ˈbreɪkɪŋənɛntərɪŋ] nentrée f par effractionbreaking news n (JOURNALISM)nouvelles fpl de dernière heurebreaking point npoint m de rupturebreaking story n (JOURNALISM)informations fpl de dernière heure

breakfast

nFrühstück nt; to have breakfastfrühstücken, Frühstück essen; for breakfastzum Frühstück
vifrühstücken; he breakfasted on bacon and eggser frühstückte Eier mit Speck

breakfast

in cpdsFrühstücks-;
breakfast bar
nFrühstücksbar f
breakfast cereal
nCornflakes pl, → Getreideflocken pl
breakfast meeting
nArbeitsfrühstück nt
breakfast set
nFrühstücksservice nt
breakfast television
nFrühstücksfernsehen nt
breakfast time
nFrühstückszeit f

breakfast

[ˈbrɛkfəst]
1. n(prima) colazione f
2. vi to breakfast (on)fare colazione (con)

breakfast

(ˈbrekfəst) noun
the first meal of the day. What time do you serve breakfast?; I have coffee and toast at breakfast; I never eat breakfast.
verb
to have breakfast. They breakfasted on the train.
ˈbreakfast-time noun
I'll deal with that at breakfast-time.

breakfast

إفْطار snídaně morgenmad Frühstück πρωινό desayuno aamiainen petit-déjeuner doručak colazione 朝食 아침 식사 ontbijt frokost śniadanie café da manhã, pequeno-almoço завтрак frukost อาหารเช้า kahvaltı bữa sáng 早餐

breakfast

n. desayuno.

breakfast

n desayuno; to have — desayunar(se)
References in classic literature ?
And when they went away, leaving comfort behind, I think there were not in all the city four merrier people than the hungry little girls who gave away their breakfasts and contented themselves with bread and milk on Christmas morning.
We had delightful Sunday breakfasts together at Lena's.
In the morning, our breakfasts were put through the hole in the door, in small oblong-square tin pans, made to fit, and holding a pint of chocolate, with brown bread, and an iron spoon.
We were busy with the hay in a far-away field, when the girl that usually brought our breakfasts came running an hour too soon across the meadow and up the lane, calling me as she ran.
The nurse went away, concealing a smile, to give the order for two breakfasts.
Two men, seated on the movable plank on which the victim is laid, were eating their breakfasts, while waiting for the criminal.
Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable to a soaring ambition?
There are no affairs of state to dispose of; and having eaten two or three breakfasts in the course of the morning, the magnates of the valley feel no appetite as yet for dinner.
lazy ones’ Benjamin is overhauling the ammunition, and we only wait for our breakfasts, and away for the mountains and pigeon-shooting.
Its habit of getting up late you'll agree That it carries too far, when I say That it frequently breakfasts at five-o'clock tea, And dines on the following day.
Lestrade, being rather puzzled, has referred the case to me, and hence it is that two middle-aged gentlemen are flying westward at fifty miles an hour instead of quietly digesting their breakfasts at home.
The dairyman turned to her with his mouth full, his eyes charged with serious inquiry, and his great knife and fork (breakfasts were breakfasts here) planted erect on the table, like the beginning of a gallows.