Definitions for Breakfast
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Breakfast.
the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
eat an early morning meal
"We breakfast at seven"
provide breakfast for
The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.
We serve breakfast all day.
To eat the morning meal.
He breakfasted on pizza and Coke.
To serve breakfast to.
Etymology: From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The duke was at breakfast, the last of his repasts in this world. Henry Wotton.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. Francis Bacon.
A good piece of bread would be often the best breakfast for my young master. John Locke.
Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
I would have been a breakfast to the beast. William Shakespeare.
I lay me down to gasp my latest breath,
The wolves will get a breakfast by my death,
Yet scarce enough their hunger to supply. Dryden.
To eat the first meal in the day.
Etymology: from break and fast.
As soon as Phœbus’ rays inspect us,
First, Sir, I read, and then I breakfast. Matthew Prior.
the first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal
a meal after fasting, or food in general
to break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day
to furnish with 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
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.
A moderate amount of food.
Breakfast is an important meal.
Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020
Etymology and Origins
The morning meal, when the fast since the previous night’s supper is broken.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Breakfast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2476
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Breakfast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1779
Rank popularity for the word 'Breakfast' in Nouns Frequency: #1020
The numerical value of Breakfast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Breakfast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Since its founding in 1935, Friendly’s has been known for value-priced fried seafood, ice cream, burgers and breakfast, their menu had expanded into too many areas without ever really doing testing. There are two big mistakes brands make. They add to the menu out of haste to drive sales, or they have a me-too strategy where they copy other brands. But many of those things just don’t fit.
One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
There is an innocence about 'The Breakfast Club' that I think is maybe not quite there anymore for high school kids.
All other passengers were served a full breakfast meal consisting of eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bread, and yogurt.
Travelers want more than stars, they want detailed information about the experience of staying somewhere, people have learned that they can forgive a lack of certain star-driven amenities if a hotel or inn is luxurious, quirky or interesting -- fascinating innkeepers, breakfast cooked with ingredients from an on-site garden, a beautiful location, a library full of great books, a comfortable chair in front of a fireplace.
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- إفطار, فطورArabic
- səhər yeməyiAzerbaijani
- закусвам, закускаBulgarian
- lein, dijuniñBreton
- esmorzarCatalan, Valencian
- snídat, snídaněCzech
- borefwyd, brecwastWelsh
- Zmorge, Morgenessen, Frühstück, frühstückenGerman
- προγευματίζω, πρωινό, πρόγευμα, παίρνω πρωινόGreek
- matenmanĝo, matenmanĝiEsperanto
- desayuno, desayunarSpanish
- gosaldu, gosariBasque
- صبحانه, ناشتاPersian
- aamupala, aamiainenFinnish
- petit déjeuner, déjeuner, prendre le petit-déjeunerFrench
- moarnsiten, brea-itenWestern Frisian
- कलेवा, नाश्ताHindi
- dejeneHaitian Creole
- reggeli, reggelizikHungarian
- նախաճաշել, նախաճաշArmenian
- fru-dejuneto, dejunetoIdo
- dögurður, morgunmatur, árbítur, morgunverðurIcelandic
- colazione, prima colazioneItalian
- ארוחת בוקרHebrew
- 朝御飯, 朝飯, 朝食Japanese
- 조반, 朝飯, 아침 식사Korean
- prandium, ientaculumLatin
- ອາຫານເຊົ້າ, ເຂົ້າເຊົ້າLao
- појадок, доручек, појадува, доручкуваMacedonian
- bersarapan, sarapan, برسارڤنMalay
- fatra, brejkfast, kolazzjonMaltese
- မနက်စာ, မနက်စာစားBurmese
- ontbijt, ontbijtenDutch
- frukost, frokostNorwegian
- abínígo daʼadánígííNavajo, Navaho
- gigizhebaa-wiisiniwinOjibwe, Ojibwa
- śniadanie, śniadaćPolish
- café da manhã, desjejuar, mata-bicho, pequeno-almoço, desjejumPortuguese
- mic dejun, lua micul dejunRomanian
- поза́втракать, завтрак, за́втракатьRussian
- doručak, зајутарковати, доручак, zàjutārkovati, доручковати, dòručkovatiSerbo-Croatian
- raňajkovať, raňajkySlovak
- zajtrk, zajtrkovatiSlovene
- dijo tsa hoseng, mofihloloSouthern Sotho
- äta, frukostSwedish
- chakula cha asubuhiSwahili
- காலையுண்டி, காலைTamil
- ప్రాతఃకాల, అల్పాహారంTelugu
- almusál, agahanTagalog
- kahvaltı etmek, kahvaltı yapmak, kahvaltıTurkish
- ناشتاUyghur, Uighur
- کلیوا, ناشتاUrdu
- bữa sángVietnamese
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