What does bread mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. bread(Noun)

    A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals

    Etymology: 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.

  2. bread(Noun)

    Any variety of bread

    Etymology: 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.

  3. bread(Noun)

    money

    Etymology: 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.

  4. bread(Verb)

    to coat with breadcrumbs

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bread

    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

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bread

    The usual name given to biscuit.

Rap Dictionary

  1. bread(noun)

    Money. "im not that nigga tryna' holla cuz i want some head/ im that nigga tryna holla cuz i want some bread" -- 50 Cent (P.I.M.P.)

Editors Contribution

  1. bread

    A type of food and food product.

    The bread at the supermarket is amazing so much variety we are so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bread in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bread in a Sentence

  1. John Irving:

    To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will rea

  3. Katherine Cebrian:

    I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine, i poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

  5. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me-toasted and buttered on both sides.

Images & Illustrations of bread

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