from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
- n. Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life: "If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second” ( Edward Bellamy).
- n. Something that nourishes; sustenance: "My bread shall be the anguish of my mind” ( Edmund Spenser).
- n. Means of support; livelihood: earn one's bread.
- n. Slang Money.
- transitive v. To coat with bread crumbs, as before cooking: breaded the fish fillets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals
- n. Any variety of bread
- n. money
- v. to coat with breadcrumbs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To spread.
- n. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
- n. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
- transitive v. To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of food made of the flour or meal of some species of grain, by kneading it (with the addition of a little salt, and sometimes sugar) into a dough, yeast being commonly added to cause fermentation or “lightness,” and then baking it.
- n. Figuratively, food or sustenance in general.
- n. (b In New England, wheaten or rye bread containing an admixture of Indian meal: a variety of it is called specifically Boston brown bread.
- In Cookery, to prepare with grated bread; cover with white of eggs and bread-crumbs.
- To make broad; spread.
- n. Breadth. Also brede.
- In net-making, to form in meshes: net. Also breathe, brede.
- n. A piece of embroidery; a braid.
- To clean by rubbing with dry bread or with a bread-crust, as a drawing.
- To provide with daily bread.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for money
- n. food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
- v. cover with bread crumbs
Prepare the roasting tin by buttering a slice of bread and laying the pheasant on its side on the slice of bread***.
All bread is better, if naturally sweet, without the soda; but _sour bread_ you should never eat, if you desire good health.
You have got its corn laws repealed for it; try if you cannot get corn laws established for it dealing in a better bread; bread made of that old enchanted Arabian grain, the Sesame, which opens doors; doors not of robbers, but of Kings Treasuries.
If the alum be omitted, the bread has a slight yellowish grey hue -- as may be seen in the instance of what is called _home-made bread_, of private families.
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy
_bread_, whereas, when other leavening agents are used, the bread is referred to as _hot bread_, or _quick bread_, as is fully explained in another Section.
"Ah!" she said, speaking in a terrible voice, "you knew, you must have known -- friends and cousins and brothers, ay, daughters too -- that bread -- _bread_!
"As the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it (_the earth_) bring forth and bud (_not first bud, bear seed, and then bring forth_), that it (_the earth_) may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater (_man being the only sower of seed and eater of bread_): so shall my Word be (_the Word of
I have a zucchini and chocolate bread I have recently become fond of and I must say that this pumpkin bread is now going to make an appearance at my home!
I think the "mountain bread" is identified as Armenian, and it really is super-thin.
Needless to say, whole wheat/multigrain bread is more nutritious than white bread.