Definitions for breadbrɛd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breadbrɛd(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.

    Category: Cooking

  2. food or sustenance; livelihood:

    to earn one's bread.

  3. Slang. money.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (v.t.)to coat with breadcrumbs.

    Category: Cooking

Idioms for bread:

  1. break bread, to eat a meal, esp. with others.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bread:

bef. 950; ME breed, OE brēad fragment, bread; c. OHG brot, ON brauth

bread′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bread, breadstuff, staff of life(noun)

    food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

  2. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(verb)

    informal terms for money

  3. bread(verb)

    cover with bread crumbs

    "bread the pork chops before frying them"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bread(noun)ˈɛd

    food made from flour and yeast

    wholegrain/white bread; a slice of bread

Wiktionary

  1. bread(Noun)

    A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals

  2. bread(Noun)

    Any variety of bread

  3. bread(Noun)

    money

  4. bread(Verb)

    to coat with breadcrumbs

  5. Origin: From bred, breed, from bread, from braudan, from bherw- (see brew). An alternatibe etymology derives bread from braudaz, from bʰera- (see brittle). Perhaps a conflation of the two. Cognate with breid, brea, brood, Brot, brød, bröd, brauð. Non Germanic cognates include Albanian bryð.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bread(adj)

    to spread

  2. Bread(noun)

    an article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking

  3. Bread(noun)

    food; sustenance; support of life, in general

  4. Bread(verb)

    to cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets

Freebase

  1. Bread

    Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a dough of flour and water. It is popular around the world and is one of the world's oldest foods. The virtually infinite combinations of different flours, and differing proportions of ingredients, has resulted in the wide variety of types, shapes, sizes, and textures available around the world. It may be leavened by a number of different processes ranging from the use of naturally-occurring microbes to high-pressure artificial aeration during preparation and/or baking, or may be left unleavened. A wide variety of additives may be used, from fruits and nuts to various fats, to chemical additives designed to improve flavour, texture, colour, and/or shelf life. Bread may be served in different forms at any meal of the day, eaten as a snack, and is even used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations. As a basic food worldwide, bread has come to take on significance beyond mere nutrition, evolving into a fixture in religious rituals, secular cultural life, and language.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. bread

    A foodstuff which the rich occasionally give to the poor as a substitute for cake.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bread

    Baked food product made of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and sometimes fermented. A major food since prehistoric times, it has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3078

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1211

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Nouns Frequency: #1163


Translations for bread

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bread(noun)

a type of food made of flour or meal baked

bread and butter.

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