the first meal of the day; morning meal:
A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.
the food eaten at the first meal of the day:
a breakfast of bacon and eggs.
to eat breakfast:
He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.
to supply with breakfast:
We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
Up the River Oliver Optic
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
Hilda Wade Grant Allen


the first meal of the day
(as modifier): breakfast cereal, a breakfast room

the food at this meal
(in the Caribbean) a midday meal
to eat or supply with breakfast


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