bread

noun
\ˈbred \

Definition of bread 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a usually baked and leavened food made of a mixture whose basic constituent is flour or meal

2 : food, sustenance our daily bread

3a : livelihood earns his bread as a laborer

b slang : money

bread upon the waters

: resources risked or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return

bread

verb
breaded; breading; breads

Definition of bread (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cover with bread crumbs a breaded pork chop

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Other Words from bread

Noun

bready \ˈbre-dē \ adjective

Examples of bread in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

She breaded the pork chops before frying them.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Brazilian cook Djana Venolia will share her Amazonian approach to cooking healthy, flavorful foods, ranging from cheese bread and chicken pot pie to sweet and salty pizza and crepes and brownies. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lions Club member receives fellowship award ...community news," 14 July 2018 The menu will feature BBQ chicken halves, homemade baked beans, pasta salad, fresh seasonal vegetables, blueberry bread and fresh blueberry crisp. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2018 James had spent the entire season delicately ducking questions and dropping bread crumbs, careful not to tip his hand while still ensuring that his upcoming free-agency decision never left the headlines. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "LeBron Cashes Out With Lakers, Eyes Mayweather's Riches and Whole New Level of Fame," 2 July 2018 Combine beef, bread crumbs, lemon juice, onion, salt, celery seed and egg in a large mixing bowl. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Bundt Pan Meatloaf," 20 June 2018 The 28-year-old loves to perform -- sometimes in an aisle where a cute grocery store employee is shelving panko bread crumbs -- but the whole supermarket is her oyster to dance out her feelings. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Tessa Violet Presents a Dizzy Dance Performance in a Grocery Store for 'Crush' Video: Premiere," 15 June 2018 Maneuvering the camera like an unseen spirit, Aster provides some bread crumbs along the way, including an unsubtle reference to the sacrifice of Iphigenia in Greek mythology in one of Peter’s high school classes. Ann Hornaday, kansascity, "In terrifying ‘Hereditary,’ past horrors haunt a dysfunctional family," 7 June 2018 DiMinno, who spent time at New York destination Blue Hill at Stone Barns before moving to Portland, will continue Meyer's work with seasonal vegetables while looking to incorporate more of Trifecta's bread into his dishes. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "One of Portland's best restaurants announces major chef change," 7 June 2018 Toss the pieces of bread with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sea salt and pepper. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

There are straight-cut, waffle-cut and crinkle-cut; battered, seasoned or breaded; and with a bit of potato skin or without. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Sam’s homemade tomato sauce covered four large risotto balls filled with fresh mozzarella and were breaded and fried, lending a slight crunch to the soft, melting insides. BostonGlobe.com, "Sam’s Kitchen is a hidden gem in Woburn," 19 May 2018 Use a fork to turn over the cutlets (tongs may dislodge the breading); cook until the meat feels firm and the second side is deep golden brown and crisp, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, reducing the heat as needed to keep the breading from burning. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, "Breaded chicken cutlets that can go in (or on) just about anything | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 Chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk are breaded with cornflake cereal, flour and eggs. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "10 cereal dishes that take childhood favorites out of the breakfast bowl," 6 July 2018 Wynn's ships an approximate half a million pounds of breading annually to Farm Fresh, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Jared Boyd, AL.com, "Virginians are losing their Alabama-style fried chicken and they're really upset," 19 Mar. 2018 There are straight-cut, waffle-cut and crinkle-cut; battered, seasoned or breaded; and with a bit of potato skin or without. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 There are straight-cut, waffle-cut and crinkle-cut; battered, seasoned or breaded; and with a bit of potato skin or without. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 There are straight-cut, waffle-cut and crinkle-cut; battered, seasoned or breaded; and with a bit of potato skin or without. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bread

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bread

Noun

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

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More Definitions for bread

bread

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bread

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

bread

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bread (Entry 2 of 2)

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

bread

noun
\ˈbred \

Kids Definition of bread

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a baked food made from flour or meal

2 : food sense 1 our daily bread

bread

verb
breaded; breading

Kids Definition of bread (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cover with bread crumbs

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