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repast

noun re·past \ ri-ˈpast , ˈrē-ˌpast \
Updated on: 30 Apr 2018

Definition of repast

1 : something taken as food : meal
2 : the act or time of taking food

Examples of repast in a Sentence

  1. She offered us a light repast before we set out on our trip.

  2. monks taking their evening repast in silence

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Origin and Etymology of repast

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from (soi) repaistre to feed upon, from re- + pestre, paistre to feed, from Latin pascere — more at food

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repast

verb re·past \ ri-ˈpast \

Definition of repast

obsolete : feed
: to take food : feast

First Known Use of repast

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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repast

noun re·past \ ri-ˈpast \

Definition of repast for Students

: 1meal


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