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

The bananas Foster bread pudding was one satisfyingly rich exception. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 The menu changes daily, but the mac and cheese is a staple, as are rustic dishes such as pork and white bean chili, root vegetable curry and beef bread pudding. Melanie D.g. Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 Desserts include Southern pecan pie, a loaded fudge brownie, bourbon bread pudding and red velvet cake. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park," 11 July 2018 Of course: bread pudding, clafoutis — and brownies. latimes.com, "Brownies on the grill, vampiros in the truck," 7 July 2018 The ice cream sundae hit the spot; the pretty and vibrant bread pudding hit it even harder. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 Save room for dessert which is often a decadent treat like a banana-and-white-chocolate bread pudding. Gisela Williams, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Bantam, Conn.," 20 June 2018 There's table seating and music and churros, flan, bread pudding, empanadas, pastelitos, and a guava chicken barbecue sandwich that might raise the old timers' eyebrows. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain The return of the great Cafe Marianao to the north side," 3 June 2018 The Monday holiday means one more day to try the chicken-and-waffle, eggs Benedict or French-toast bread pudding. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Here's where to find nachos, ice cream pops and more near Colonial | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 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 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 There are straight-cut, waffle-cut and crinkle-cut; battered, seasoned or breaded; and with a bit of potato skin or without. Rachel Abrams, New York Times, "A French Fry Gets Soggy in 5 Minutes. This Company Wants to Keep It Crispy for 60.," 29 June 2018 Rather than a simple, ballgame-style hot dog, for instance, Robinson serves the children a turkey corn dog breaded in wheat with a homemade coleslaw for lunch. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens' Brandon Williams visits Maryland Food Bank Summer Club: 'I don’t want any kid to have to have that feeling'," 27 June 2018 Luscious little balls of salty ham and minced chicken were stirred into a thick bechamel sauce before being breaded and fried. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Spanish flavors are bold (but imperfect) at this Louisville restaurant," 27 June 2018 Consider downtown Greensburg’s Tenderloin Throwdown the launch of your summer breaded tenderloin eating season. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Where to score Tenderloin Tuesdays deals in Carmel, Fishers," 21 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bread.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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