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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: break + FAST4

breakfast

noun
     
break‧fast S2 W2 [uncountable and countable]
DF the meal you have in the morning:
We had bacon and eggs for breakfast.
After a hearty breakfast (=large breakfast) we set out for a hike.
a light breakfast (=small breakfast)
a working breakfast (=a breakfast at which you talk about business)
breakfast verb [intransitive]
bed and breakfast, continental breakfast, English breakfast

; ➔ wedding breakfast

at wedding (1)

; ➔ make a dog's breakfast of something

at dog1 (8)
WORD FOCUS: meal WORD FOCUS: meal
meals at different times of day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea British English, dinner, supper

a meal outside: picnic, barbecue also barbie informal, cookout American English

when you quickly eat a little food : snack, a bite to eat

a very big meal for a lot of people: banquet, feast

parts of a meal: starter British English, appetizer American English (the first course)
main course
/entree especially AmE, side dish (eaten with the main course)
dessert
also pudding sweet British English (sweet food eaten at the end of the meal)


See also
meal
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