bread

noun
\ ˈbred How to pronounce bread (audio) \

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 Bread the pork chops and place them in the pan.

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Other Words from bread

Noun

bready \ ˈbre-​dē How to pronounce bread (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for bread

Synonyms: Noun

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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 Owner Ariel Valladares puts nothing on the inner half of that bread. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 That's the equivalent of three slices of white bread. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 11 June 2021 The first thing on the menu, a $6 thick slice of milk bread, is a portent of what’s to come. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 June 2021 The hobby and side project expanded to multiple farmers market appearances each week, and this summer the VandenBergs will open a bricks-and-mortar bakery on Camino Capistrano to sell their signature loaves of sourdough bread and cafe fare. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 Diners will start their meals with a complimentary basket of fresh-baked pita bread. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2021 For a long time, most archaeologists assumed that hunger for bread was the thing that got people to settle down and cooperate and have themselves an agricultural revolution. Kate Julian, The Atlantic, 1 June 2021 Srulovich smell wood fires being lit in preparation for overnight bread-baking. John Willoughby, WSJ, 26 May 2021 This week’s installment includes a haute cuisine banana, highly indulgent cheese bread and an elegant fried fish dish. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This session will bread down how parents can access materials and stay connected. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2020 Staten Island Angelina’s Ristorante Listed as costoletta con burrata, the veal Parm at this upscale spot comes breaded, pounded and topped with burrata and tomato. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 5 May 2020 If the bread hasn’t gone rock-solid, tear into pieces and pulse it in your food processor, then keep your fresh breadcrumbs in the freezer for topping a pan of mac and cheese or breading a chicken cutlet. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appétit, 2 Apr. 2020 Chicken cutlets are ideal for breading and frying to bring restaurant-style cooking to your kitchen. Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2020 To bread the pork, cover each piece in flour mix, fully submerge into the egg and water mixture and then coat with panko breadcrumbs. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 2 Apr. 2020 One of Irondale Cafe’s specialties was unripe tomatoes that were sliced, breaded, and deep-fried. Eric Velasco, al, 12 Mar. 2020 It’s fried and breaded perfectly before being coated in a sweet, spicy, tangy red sauce. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, 25 Sep. 2019 Step 8 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. Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bread

Noun

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

Verb

circa 1600, 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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The first known use of bread was before the 12th century

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20 Jun 2021

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“Bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bread. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce bread (audio) \

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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