Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
  • intransitive verb To eat breakfast.
  • intransitive verb To provide breakfast for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The first meal in the day; the meal by which one breaks the fast lasting from the previous day; the food eaten at the first meal.
  • noun A meal or food in general.
  • To eat the first meal in the day.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day.
  • noun The first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal.
  • noun A meal after fasting, or food in general.
  • transitive verb To furnish with breakfast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
  • noun by extension A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.
  • verb intransitive To eat the morning meal.
  • verb transitive To serve breakfast to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb provide breakfast for
  • verb eat an early morning meal
  • noun the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English brekfast : breken, to break; see break + faste, a fast (from Old Norse fasta, to fast; see past- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.

Examples

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  • breaking the fast

    December 14, 2006

  • !!!!!!what the heck

    November 30, 2011