What does breakfast mean?

Definitions for breakfastˈbrɛk fəst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word breakfast.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakfast(verb)

    the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

  2. breakfast(verb)

    eat an early morning meal

    "We breakfast at seven"

  3. breakfast(verb)

    provide breakfast for

Wiktionary

  1. breakfast(Noun)

    The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.

  2. breakfast(Noun)

    A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.

    We serve breakfast all day.

  3. breakfast(Verb)

    To eat the morning meal.

    He breakfasted on pizza and Coke.

  4. breakfast(Verb)

    To serve breakfast to.

  5. Origin: From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breakfast(noun)

    the first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal

  2. Breakfast(noun)

    a meal after fasting, or food in general

  3. Breakfast(verb)

    to break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day

  4. Breakfast(verb)

    to furnish with breakfast

Freebase

  1. Breakfast

    Breakfast is the first meal taken after rising from a night's sleep, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day's work. Among English speakers, "breakfast" can be used to refer to this meal or to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods served at any time of day. The word literally refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. Breakfast foods vary widely from place to place, but often include a carbohydrate such as grains or cereals, fruit and/or vegetables, a protein food such as eggs, meat or fish, and a beverage such as tea, coffee or fruit juice. Coffee, tea, juice, breakfast cereals, pancakes, sausages, bacon, sweet breads, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, muffins, crumpets and toast with butter or margarine and/or jam or marmalade are common examples of breakfast foods, though a large range of preparations and ingredients are associated with breakfast globally. Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight. The nutritionist Monica Reinagel has argued the metabolic benefits have been exaggerated, noting the improvement in cognition has been found among children, but is much less significant among adults. Reinagel also explains that the link between skipping breakfast and increased weight is likely behavioral—compensating with snacks and/or eating more later—and therefore not inevitable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breakfast

    brek′fast, n. a break or breaking of a fast: the first meal of the day.—v.i. to take breakfast.—v.t. to furnish with breakfast.—ns. Break′fasting, the act of taking breakfast: a party at breakfast; Break′fast-set, the china or other ware used at breakfast.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breakfast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2476

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breakfast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1779

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breakfast' in Nouns Frequency: #1020

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breakfast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breakfast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

  3. Harry S Truman:

    Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.

  4. Max Beerbohm:

    People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.

  5. Mona Bijoor:

    I make my girls breakfast and while they are eating I generally do 100 sit ups or 100 push ups.

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