from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
- intransitive v. To eat or feast.
- transitive v. Obsolete To give food to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A meal.
- n. The food eaten at a meal.
- v. To supply food to; to feast.
- v. To take food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of taking food.
- n. That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
- v. To supply food to; to feast; to take food.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the food served and eaten at one time
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)
Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere. (Wiktionary)