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bread

 (brĕd)
n.
1. A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
2.
a. Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life: "If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second" (Edward Bellamy).
b. Something that nourishes; sustenance: "My bread shall be the anguish of my mind" (Edmund Spenser).
3.
a. Means of support; livelihood: earn one's bread.
b. Slang Money.
tr.v. bread·ed, bread·ing, breads
To coat with bread crumbs, as before cooking: breaded the fish fillets.

[Middle English, from Old English brēad; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 3b, possibly from Cockney rhyming slang bread and honey.]

bread

(brɛd)
n
1. (Cookery) a food made from a dough of flour or meal mixed with water or milk, usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
2. necessary food; nourishment: give us our daily bread.
3. a slang word for money
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a small loaf, piece of bread, or wafer of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist
5. bread and circuses something offered as a means of distracting attention from a problem or grievance
6. break bread See break46
7. cast one's bread upon the waters to do good without expectation of advantage or return
8. know which side one's bread is buttered to know what to do in order to keep one's advantages
9. take the bread out of someone's mouth to deprive someone of a livelihood
vb
(Cookery) (tr) to cover with breadcrumbs before cooking: breaded veal.
[Old English brēad; related to Old Norse braud, Old Frisian brād, Old High German brōt]

bread

(brɛd)
n.
1. a baked food made of a dough or batter containing flour or meal, milk or water, and often yeast or another leavening agent.
2. food or sustenance; livelihood: to earn one's bread.
3. Slang. money.
v.t.
4. to coat with breadcrumbs.
Idioms:
break bread, to eat a meal, esp. with others.
[before 950; Middle English breed, Old English brēad fragment, bread; c. Old High German brot, Old Norse brauth]
bread′less, adj.

bread

- In Old English, it meant "piece, morsel," while actual bread was known as "loaf."
See also related terms for loaf.

bread


Past participle: breaded
Gerund: breading

Imperative
bread
bread
Present
I bread
you bread
he/she/it breads
we bread
you bread
they bread
Preterite
I breaded
you breaded
he/she/it breaded
we breaded
you breaded
they breaded
Present Continuous
I am breading
you are breading
he/she/it is breading
we are breading
you are breading
they are breading
Present Perfect
I have breaded
you have breaded
he/she/it has breaded
we have breaded
you have breaded
they have breaded
Past Continuous
I was breading
you were breading
he/she/it was breading
we were breading
you were breading
they were breading
Past Perfect
I had breaded
you had breaded
he/she/it had breaded
we had breaded
you had breaded
they had breaded
Future
I will bread
you will bread
he/she/it will bread
we will bread
you will bread
they will bread
Future Perfect
I will have breaded
you will have breaded
he/she/it will have breaded
we will have breaded
you will have breaded
they will have breaded
Future Continuous
I will be breading
you will be breading
he/she/it will be breading
we will be breading
you will be breading
they will be breading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breading
you have been breading
he/she/it has been breading
we have been breading
you have been breading
they have been breading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breading
you will have been breading
he/she/it will have been breading
we will have been breading
you will have been breading
they will have been breading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breading
you had been breading
he/she/it had been breading
we had been breading
you had been breading
they had been breading
Conditional
I would bread
you would bread
he/she/it would bread
we would bread
you would bread
they would bread
Past Conditional
I would have breaded
you would have breaded
he/she/it would have breaded
we would have breaded
you would have breaded
they would have breaded

bread

To coat food with breadcrumbs, biscuit crumbs or cereal crumbs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bread - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then bakedbread - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
flour - fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
baked goods - foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
anadama bread - a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
bap - a small loaf or roll of soft bread
barmbrack - a rich currant cake or bun
breadstick, bread-stick - a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
Boston brown bread, brown bread - dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
bun, roll - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
caraway seed bread - bread containing caraway seeds
challah, hallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
cinnamon bread - bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
cracked-wheat bread - bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
cracker - a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
crouton - a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
brown bread, dark bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread - bread made with whole wheat flour
English muffin - round, raised muffin cooked on a griddle; usually split and toasted before being eaten
flatbread - any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
garlic bread - French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
gluten bread - bread made with gluten flour
Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
loaf, loaf of bread - a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
matzah, matzo, matzoh, unleavened bread - brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
naan, nan - leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
onion bread - bread containing finely minced onions
raisin bread - bread containing raisins
quick bread - breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
rye bread - any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
salt-rising bread - white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
simnel - a crisp bread of fine white flour
sour bread, sourdough bread - made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
toast - slices of bread that have been toasted
wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
light bread, white bread - bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
2.bread - informal terms for moneybread - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
Verb1.bread - cover with bread crumbs; "bread the pork chops before frying them"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

bread

noun
1. food, provisions, fare, necessities, subsistence, kai (N.Z. informal), nourishment, sustenance, victuals, nutriment, viands, aliment I go to work, I put bread on the table, I pay the mortgage.
2. (Slang) money, funds, cash, finance, necessary (informal), silver, tin (slang), brass (Northern English dialect), dough (slang), dosh (Brit. & Austral. slang), needful (informal), shekels (informal), wonga (slang), dibs (slang), ackers (slang), spondulicks (slang), rhino (Brit. slang) a period in which you could earn your bread by the sweat of your brow

Breads

bagel or beigel, baguette, bap, barm cake (dialect), barmbrack (Irish), barm cake (Lancashire), batch loaf, billy-bread (N.Z.), black bread, bloomer, bridge roll, brioche, brown bread, loaf, or roll, bun, buttery (Scot.), challah or hallah, chapati or chapatti, ciabatta, cob, coburg, corn bread, corn pone, or Indian bread (U.S.), cottage loaf, croissant, damper (Austral.), farmhouse, focaccia, French bread, French stick, fruit loaf, Granary (trademark), gluten bread, griddlebread, half-quartern, johnny cake, long tin, matzo, matzoh, matza, or matzah, muffin, naan or nan, pan bread or loaf (Scot.), paratha, pitta, plain bread or loaf (Scot.), plait, poppadom or poppadum, pumpernickel, puri, quartern, roll, roti, rye bread or rye, schnecken, soda bread, sourdough, split tin, square tin, stollen, tortilla, unleavened bread, wheaten bread, white bread, loaf, or roll, wholemeal or (esp. U.S. & Canad.) whole-wheat

bread

noun
2. That which sustains the mind or spirit:
4. Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
Translations
خبزخُبْزرزق، قوت
парихляб
chlébchlebaživobytí
brøddaglige brød
pano
leib
نان
leipäleivittääpätäkkä
kruh
kenyér
roti
brauðbrauîpeningurviîurværi
パン
식빵
panis
duonaduondavysmalti džiuvėsėliaipragyvenimaspragyvenimo šaltinis
maizedienišķā maizeiztika
pâine
chlieb
kruh
bröd
ขนมปัง
хліб
bánh mìbột

bread

[bred]
A. N
1. (= food) → pan m
white/brown/rye/wholemeal breadpan m blanco/moreno/de centeno/integral
bread and butterpan m con mantequilla (fig) (= living) → pan de cada día
to be on bread and waterestar a pan y agua
the bread and wine (Rel) → el pan y el vino
to break bread withsentarse a la mesa con
to cast one's bread on the watershacer el bien sin mirar a quién
to earn one's daily breadganarse el pan
to know which side one's bread is buttered (on)saber dónde aprieta el zapato
to take the bread out of sb's mouthquitar el pan de la boca de algn
man cannot live by bread aloneno sólo de pan vive el hombre
see also bread-and-butter
2. (= money) → pasta f, lana f (LAm) , plata f (LAm)
B. CPD bread grains NPLgranos mpl panificables
bread pudding Npudín m de leche y pan

bread

[ˈbrɛd]
npain m
brown bread → pain m complet
white bread → pain m blanc
to know which side one's bread is buttered, to know which side one's bread is buttered on → savoir où est son intérêt
to earn one's daily bread → gagner son pain, gagner sa vie
a loaf of bread → un pain
(= money) → fric m bread and butter n
(= buttered bread) → tartines fpl (beurrées)
(= livelihood) → gagne-pain m invbread-and-butter [ˌbrɛdənˈbʌtər] adj [issues, matters] → de basebread basket breadbasket [ˈbrɛdbɑːskət] n (= area, region) → grenier m

bread

n
Brot nt; a piece of bread and butterein Butterbrot nt; we just had bread and butterwir aßen nur Brot mit Butter; he was put on (dry) bread and waterer saß bei Wasser und (trocken) Brot; he knows which side his bread is buttered (on)er weiß, wo was zu holen ist; bread and circusesBrot und Spiele pl
(= food, livelihood) writing is his bread and butterer verdient sich seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Schreiben; to take the bread out of somebody’s mouth (fig)jdn seiner Existenzgrundlage (gen)berauben; to break bread with somebody (old)sein Brot mit jdm teilen, das Brot mit jdm brechen (old)
(inf: = money) → Kohle f (inf)
vtpanieren

bread

:
bread-and-butter letter, bread-and-butter note
nBedankemichbrief m
bread-and-butter pudding
nBrotauflauf m
breadbasket
n
Brotkorb m
(inf)Wampe f (inf)
breadbin
n (Brit) → Brotkasten m
breadboard
nBrot(schneide)brett nt
breadbox
n (US) = breadbin
breadcrumb
nBrotkrume for -krümel m
breadcrumbs
pl (Cook) → Paniermehl nt; in breadpaniert
breadfruit
nBrotfrucht f
breadknife
nBrotmesser nt
breadline
n Schlange vor einer Nahrungsmittelausgabestelle to be on the bread (fig)nur das Allernotwendigste zum Leben haben
bread roll
nBrötchen nt
bread sauce
nBrottunke f
breadstick
nKnabberstange f

bread

[brɛd] npane m (fam) (money) → grana
sliced white bread → pancarrè m
to earn one's daily bread → guadagnarsi il pane
to know which side one's bread is buttered on → saper da che parte conviene stare

bread

(bred) noun
1. a type of food made of flour or meal baked. bread and butter.
2. one's living. This is how I earn my daily bread.
ˈbreadcrumbs noun plural
very tiny pieces of bread. Dip the fish in egg and breadcrumbs.
ˈbreadwinner noun
a person who earns money to keep a family. When her husband died she had to become the breadwinner.
bread and butter
(a way of earning) one's living. Writing novels is my bread and butter.
on the breadline
with barely enough to live on. The widow and her children are on the breadline.

bread and butter takes a singular verb.

bread

خُبْز chléb brød Brot ψωμί pan leipä pain kruh pane パン 식빵 brood brød chleb pão хлеб bröd ขนมปัง ekmek bánh mì 面包

bread

n. pan;
___ and butter___ y mantequilla.

bread

n pan m
References in classic literature ?
With what little English he had, he gave me to understand that my shipmates had got safe ashore, and had broken bread in that very house on the day after.
Nay, pardon, my good Lord, It is but meet that I should wait on you Who have so honoured my poor burgher's house, Drunk of my wine, and broken bread, and made Yourself a sweet familiar.
Broken bread and scraps of frozen macaroni lay upon the cloth and at the bottom of two soup-plates and a tureen; the macaroni had a tinge of tomato; and there was a crimson dram left in the tumblers, with an empty fiasco to show whence it came.