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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.
Historical Examples

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


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