repast


1re·past

noun \ri-ˈpast, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of REPAST

1
:  something taken as food :  meal
2
:  the act or time of taking food

Examples of REPAST

  1. She offered us a light repast before we set out on our trip.
  2. <monks taking their evening repast in silence>

Origin of REPAST

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from (soi) repaistre to feed upon, from re- + pestre, paistre to feed, from Latin pascere — more at food
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

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

2re·past

verb \ri-ˈpast\

Definition of REPAST

transitive verb
obsolete
:  feed
intransitive verb
:  to take food :  feast

First Known Use of REPAST

15th century

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