Definitions for breadbrɛd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a baked food made of a dough or batter containing flour or meal, milk or water, and often yeast or another leavening agent.
food or sustenance; livelihood:
to earn one's bread.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.t.)to coat with breadcrumbs.
Idioms for bread:
break bread, to eat a meal, esp. with others.
Origin of bread:
bef. 950; ME breed, OE brēad fragment, bread; c. OHG brot, ON brauth
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
boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(verb)
informal terms for money
cover with bread crumbs
"bread the pork chops before frying them"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
food made from flour and yeast
wholegrain/white bread; a slice of bread
A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals
Any variety of bread
to coat with breadcrumbs
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.
an article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking
food; sustenance; support of life, in general
to cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets
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
A foodstuff which the rich occasionally give to the poor as a substitute for cake.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3078
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1211
Rank popularity for the word 'bread' in Nouns Frequency: #1163
Translations for bread
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of food made of flour or meal baked
bread and butter.
- pãoPortuguese (BR)
- das BrotGerman
- 麵包Chinese (Trad.)
- bánh mỳVietnamese
- 面包Chinese (Simp.)
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