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.
My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
My Antonia Willa Cather
Moran of the Lady Letty Frank Norris
The Country House John Galsworthy
On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Cruise of the Thetis Harry Collingwood
Queen Sheba’s Ring H. Rider Haggard
An Artist’s Letters From Japan John La Farge
Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
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
Phonology. the change of a pure vowel to a diphthong, especially in certain environments, as, in Old English, the change of a vowel to a diphthong under the influence of a following consonant or combination of consonants, as the change of -a- to -ea- and of -e- to -eo- before preconsonantal r or l and […]
forcible entry into the home or office of another. noun (formerly) the gaining of unauthorized access to a building with intent to commit a crime or, having committed the crime, the breaking out of the building
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