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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The perfect spot for a proper coffee and breakfast sandwich on the go. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "There’s a Fresh Crop of Vegan Restaurants in Dublin," 15 Mar. 2019 From the breakfast nook—a cozy-yet-modern spot designed for celebrating the author's favorite meal of the day—to the outdoor area, every space was examined from all angles...including the lens of a cell phone camera. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Garance Doré’s House is About to Be the Hottest Thing on Instagram," 13 Mar. 2019 The breakfast meeting is the first time the pair have been spotted together since news broke that Kardashian's then-boyfriend Thompson had cheated on her with Woods. Stacey Leasca, Allure, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Are Reportedly Hanging Out Again," 10 Mar. 2019 The breakfast meeting is the first time the pair have been spotted together since news broke that Khloé Kardashian's then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson had cheated on her with Woods. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Are Reportedly Hanging Out Again," 9 Mar. 2019 Slice and bake it into these easy cheesy scones for a savory breakfast treat. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Ham and Cheese Scones," 7 Mar. 2019 Kyle, who had hired a photographer to document the occasion, first lured Jessica out of the house early with the promise of breakfast. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Took Over a Small Town in Italy for Their Medieval-Inspired Wedding," 28 Feb. 2019 The kitchen was expanded, a breakfast room was added, and heart-pine floors were switched to a paler oak. Julia Reed, ELLE Decor, "Tour a rebuilt and refreshed California home damaged by fire," 11 Feb. 2019 Bandersnatch allows viewers to make film-altering choices, which range from trivial (pick the protagonist's breakfast) to plot-altering (choose whether to take medication), by using remote controls on most streaming-video devices. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Not Bander-snatched: Black Mirror confirms fifth season plans," 28 Dec. 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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