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bread

noun \ ˈbred \

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

play \ˈbre-dē\ adjective
bread upon the waters
:resources risked or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return

Examples of bread in a Sentence

  1. She bakes bread every day.

  2. The bakery offers a nice selection of breads and pastries.

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Origin and Etymology of bread

Middle English breed, from Old English brēad; akin to Old High German brōt bread, Old English brēowan to brew


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bread

verb

Definition of bread

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

Examples of bread in a Sentence

  1. She breaded the pork chops before frying them.

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First Known Use of bread

1629



BREAD Defined for English Language Learners

bread

noun

Definition of bread for English Language Learners

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


bread

verb

Definition of bread for English Language Learners

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


BREAD Defined for Kids

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bread

noun \ ˈbred \

Definition of bread for Students

1 :a baked food made from flour or meal
2 :food 1
  • our daily bread

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bread

verb

Definition of bread for Students

breaded; breading
:to cover with bread crumbs


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