What does breakfast mean?

Definitions for breakfast
ˈbrɛk fəstbreak·fast

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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.

    Etymology: From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

  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.

    Etymology: From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

  3. breakfast(Verb)

    To eat the morning meal.

    He breakfasted on pizza and Coke.

    Etymology: From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

  4. breakfast(Verb)

    To serve breakfast to.

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. breakfast

    A moderate amount of food.

    Breakfast is an important meal.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Breakfast

    The morning meal, when the fast since the previous night’s supper is broken.

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

How to pronounce breakfast?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say breakfast in sign language?

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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

Examples of breakfast in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Carroll:

    Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

  2. Kris Charles:

    Cereal is a delicious and nutritious breakfast, numerous studies show that a cereal breakfast is associated with lower BMIs (body mass index) in both children and adults. As a matter of fact, a serving of Frosted Flakes with skim milk has just 150 calories and delivers valuable nutrients including calcium, B vitamins and iron.

  3. Gladys Fernandez:

    In Malaysia, the best is nasi lemak, rice cooked with coconut milk accompanied with red hot spicy sauce and fried anchovies with peanuts and cucumber and boiled eggs. It is usually for breakfast. A complete meal.

  4. Samira Sallam:

    He used to come every morning to the café and order the cheapest breakfast we offer, which is just a falafel sandwich, about a week or so ago, Sudanese security men came in civilian clothes and arrested him from inside the café…. The day of his arrest he did not pay for the meal he had.

  5. Lorenzo Alexander:

    After the game I’ll have a cheat meal, i’m a huge breakfast person, so I’ll go get some pancakes, waffles, french toast. We call it ‘brinner’ at our house.

Images & Illustrations of breakfast

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