Definitions

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

  • noun A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
  • intransitive verb To eat or feast.
  • intransitive verb To give food to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A meal; the act of taking food.
  • noun Food; victuals.
  • noun Refreshment through sleep; repose.
  • To feed; feast.
  • To take food; feast.

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

  • verb obsolete To supply food to; to feast; to take food.
  • noun The act of taking food.
  • noun That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment.

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

  • noun countable A meal.
  • noun uncountable The food eaten at a meal.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To supply food to; to feast.
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To take food.

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

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time

Etymologies

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

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere.

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