American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
- v. To eat or feast.
- v. Obsolete To give food to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meal; the act of taking food.
- n. Food; victuals.
- n. Refreshment through sleep; repose.
- To feed; feast.
- To take food; feast.
- n. countable A meal.
- n. uncountable The food eaten at a meal.
- v. obsolete, transitive To supply food to; to feast.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To take food.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of taking food.
- n. That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
- v. obsolete To supply food to; to feast; to take food.
- n. the food served and eaten at one time
- Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin repāstus, from past participle of repāscere, to feed : re-, re- + Latin pāscere, to feed; see pā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hot chocolate, a popular accompaniment to la merienda, a light evening repast, is traditionally whipped until frothy with a molinillo, a ringed wooden beater invented by the Aztecs.”
“A typical regional repast is set out in assorted clay pots.”
“On taking this, the guest places the knife and spoon at the right side, and the fork at the left, and spreads the doily at the left, placing the finger-bowl upon it, and when the repast is finished, he dips his fingers quietly into the bowl and dries them upon his napkin.”
“Only the centre piece for the repast was to be the newborn's placenta.”
“The Duke breakfasted at nine and the repast was a very simple one.”
“Their repast was a pretty long one; and these several interruptions rendered it impossible for them to hope to reach Rotherwood without travelling all night, a conviction which induced them to proceed on their way at a more hasty pace than they had hitherto used.”
“La Motte returned frequently to the trap door, to listen if any body was in the abbey; but no sound disturbed the stillness of night; at length they sat down to supper; the repast was a melancholy one.”
“ The second reason that others might forego the repast was the thick slime dripping from the frog creature's webbed hands.”
“The second reason that others might forego the repast was the thick slime dripping from the frog creature's webbed hands.”
“With only moments to spare before taking their places in the receiving line, they fortified themselves with what Capote called a repast of "bird and bottle.”
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Words meaning an action of feeding or consuming
These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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