breakfast

noun
break·​fast | \ ˈbrek-fəst How to pronounce breakfast (audio) \

Definition of breakfast

1 : the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning
2 : the food prepared for a breakfast eat your breakfast

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Other Words from breakfast

breakfast verb
breakfaster noun

Examples of breakfast in a Sentence

I had pancakes for breakfast. Did you have breakfast before you left?

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Every now and then something unexpected happens in the morning and doesn't leave you with enough time to make breakfast before work. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Doctor Up an Instant Oatmeal Packet to Make a Delicious and Filling Breakfast, According to R.D.s," 3 Feb. 2019 That day, the family reportedly went to church, ate breakfast and bought groceries. Indianapolis Star, "Coroner: Anderson parents thought child who died in hot car was in bed," 6 June 2018 This place was written up in Bon Appetit magazine as one of the 10 best places for breakfast in the country. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "10 ways to get a real taste of Boise: New spots and beloved staples | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018 Melissa usually handles the day shift, gently waking Jon and making breakfast, giving him the first part of his nine daily medications, including Neurontin for nerve pain and Topamax for seizures. Lydia Woolever, Popular Mechanics, "How Families Are Taking Care of Wounded Veterans," 28 Nov. 2018 Forget about Breakfast at Tiffany’s comparisons and … just eat breakfast. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "These new vape companies want you to inhale ... vitamins," 24 Oct. 2018 Surveillance video showed two men hanging around the Fairfield Inn and Suites, at 2081 Griffin Road, in Dania Beach, about 10 a.m. May 27, as guests were eating breakfast. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Distraction thieves shown on video stealing from English visitor in Dania Beach hotel," 12 July 2018 The group had breakfast at 7 a.m., took a break for lunch, and sometimes worked up until an 8 p.m. dinner. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry," 8 July 2018 On Sunday morning, James ate breakfast with his wife on the patio at A Votre Sante in Brentwood. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Inside Decision 3.0: LeBron James Follows in the Footsteps of Legends," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of breakfast

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for breakfast

Middle English brekfast, from the phrase breken fast "to break one's fast, end abstinence from food"

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breakfast

noun

English Language Learners Definition of breakfast

: the first meal of the day

breakfast

noun
break·​fast | \ ˈbrek-fəst How to pronounce breakfast (audio) \

Kids Definition of breakfast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the first meal of the day

breakfast

verb
breakfasted; breakfasting

Kids Definition of breakfast (Entry 2 of 2)

: to eat breakfast

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