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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bred, n. food made of flour or meal baked: food: livelihood.—ns. Bread′-bas′ket, a basket for holding bread: (slang) the stomach; Bread′-chip′per (Shak.), one who chips bread, an under-butler; Bread′-corn, corn of which bread is made.—n.pl. Bread′-crumbs, bread crumbled down for dressing dishes of fried fish, &c.—n. Bread′fruit-tree, a tree of the South Sea Islands, producing a fruit which, when roasted, forms a good substitute for bread; Bread′-nut, the fruit of a tree, a native of Jamaica, closely allied to the breadfruit-tree, which is used as bread when boiled or roasted; Bread′-room, an apartment in a ship's hold where the bread is kept; Bread′-root, a herbaceous perennial plant of North America, with a carrot-like root which is used as food; Bread′-stud′y, any branch of study taken up as a means of gaining a living; Bread′-stuff, the various kinds of grain or flour of which bread is made; Bread′-tree, a tree of South Africa which has a great deal of starch in its stem, and is used as bread by the natives; Bread′-win′ner, one who earns a living for a family.—Bread buttered on both sides, very fortunate circumstances.—To take the bread out of one's mouth, to deprive of the means of living. [A.S. bréad, prob. from a Teut. root meaning a fragment, like the Scot. and Norse country use of 'a piece,' for a bit of bread. The usual A.S. word was hláf.]
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
The numerical value of bread in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
China basically in some respects is an exporter's bread and butter.
The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work.
The challenge was to see if we could change the formula of bread, without changing the smooth texture of white bread that people really love.
I left [the bread] out on my stovetop and my 100 percent Italian husband came home and ate half the loaf, so I thought it must be good if my Italian husband is eating this bread.
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
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