Definitions for breakfast
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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.
Breakfast refers to the first meal of the day typically taken in the morning, shortly after waking up. It is commonly considered an important meal that provides nourishment and energy to kickstart the day. Breakfast can vary in terms of food choices and cultural preferences. Common breakfast foods include cereal, eggs, toast, oatmeal, pancakes, fruit, and yogurt. It is often recommended to include a balanced combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats in a breakfast meal.
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
Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
And so, in the White House, you know, there's somebody to make your breakfast or someone to pack your clothes, or something to carry your bag, but we now have a deal, and they're great, the guys who run the kitchen on the second floor -- we don't have them come in to do breakfast for us, because there's no need for them to have to do breakfast for us. We can make our own eggs or pour a bowl of cereal.
Shoter magavin I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast. Happy Gilmore you eat pieces of shit for breakfast.
At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative and delicious ways to meet the needs of our guests, we understand the importance of breakfast and the impact it has throughout the day. We tested the Egg White Grill in select markets across the country, including our busiest restaurants in Manhattan, and our customers gave us great feedback. The Egg White Grill is the perfect solution for our health-conscious customers looking for a grab-and-go breakfast.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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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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