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

  • n. The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
  • intransitive v. To eat breakfast: We breakfasted on the terrace.
  • transitive v. To provide breakfast for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
  • n. A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.
  • v. To eat the morning meal.
  • v. To serve breakfast to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A meal or food in general.
  • To eat the first meal in the day.

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

  • v. provide breakfast for
  • v. eat an early morning meal
  • n. the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

Etymologies

Middle English brekfast : breken, to break; see break + faste, a fast (from Old Norse fasta, to fast; see past- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From break + fast; to end the nightly fast. (Wiktionary)

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