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1bread

noun \ˈbred\

: a baked food made from a mixture of flour and water

Full Definition of BREAD

1
:  a usually baked and leavened food made of a mixture whose basic constituent is flour or meal
2
:  food, sustenance <our daily bread>
3
a :  livelihood <earns his bread as a laborer>
b slang :  money
bready \ˈbre-dē\ adjective
bread upon the waters
:  resources risked or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return

Examples of BREAD

  1. She bakes bread every day.
  2. The bakery offers a nice selection of breads and pastries.

Origin of BREAD

Middle English breed, from Old English brēad; akin to Old High German brōt bread, Old English brēowan to brew
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with BREAD

2bread

verb

: to cover (food) with bread crumbs before cooking it

Full Definition of BREAD

transitive verb
:  to cover with bread crumbs <a breaded pork chop>

Examples of BREAD

  1. She breaded the pork chops before frying them.

First Known Use of BREAD

1629

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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