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. White House:

    Donald Trump. Donald Trump announced Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as Donald Trump new White House chief of staff on July 28 – effectively ousting Donald Trump. Then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus attends a breakfast meeting with small business leaders in White House. ( Reuters/Carlos Barria) I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, Donald Trump tweeted. COMBATIVE EX-TRUMP AIDE EXPECTED TO JOIN Great American NEWS Great American is a Great American and a Great Leader, Donald Trump said. John Kelly has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. John Kelly has been a true star of my Administration. I would like to thank Reince Priebus for John Kelly service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him, he continued. The replacement of Preibus as Anthony Scaramucci. Anthony Scaramucci The announcement of Anthony Scaramucci, 53, as the White House communications director on July 21 set into motion a big shakeup in White House staff, resulting in the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus. White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks back to the West Wing of White House. ( AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) But Scaramucci Anthony Scaramucci lasted only 10 days in White House. He was reportedlyremoved at the requestof new White House chief of John Kelly. John Kelly was sworn in as chief of staff just hours before Anthony Scaramucci was removed. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon was removed from Steve Bannon Steve Bannon positionasWhite White House chief strategist on Aug. 18. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon, who was a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, takes a phone call outside Trump Tower. ( AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.

  2. Angela Fout:

    Growing up in Lebanon, we ate yogurt for breakfast, we ate it as a snack, we ate it for dinner, when I think of yogurt, I don’t associate it with sweets the way most Americans do.

  3. George Burns:

    Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can't wait to finish your breakfast. You can't wait to do your exercises. You can't wait to put on your clothes. You can't wait to get out -- and you can't wait to come home, because the soup is hot.

  4. Brad Haley:

    Burritos are the #1 fastest growing breakfast menu items in America so, as the breakfast leader, IHOP needed to create some great ones.

  5. Lori Harrison:

    They are fat-free, low calorie, low sodium, gluten free, they are versatile, you can eat them cooked or raw, and they fit any healthy eating plan you have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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