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repast

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noun re·past \ri-ˈpast, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of repast

  1. 1 :  something taken as food :  meal

  2. 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


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repast

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verb re·past \ri-ˈpast\

Definition of repast

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  feed

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to take food :  feast



15th Century

First Known Use of repast

15th century


REPAST Defined for Kids

repast

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noun re·past \ri-ˈpast\

Definition of repast

  1. :  1meal





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