Verb breakfast Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


breakfast (third-person singular simple present breakfasts, present participle breakfasting, simple past and past participle breakfasted)

  1. (intransitive) To eat the morning meal.
  2. (transitive) To serve breakfast to.

More definition:

1.the first meal of the day; morning meal, A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.

2.the food eaten at the first meal of the day, a breakfast of bacon and eggs. eat breakfast, He breakfasted on bacon and eggs. supply with breakfast, We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.

1.the first meal of the day (as modifier), breakfast cereal, a breakfast room

2. the food at this meal

3. (in the Caribbean) a midday meal verb

4. to eat or supply with breakfast Derived Formsbreakfaster, noun Word OriginC15, from break + fast²Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
mid-15c., from break (v.) + fast (n.). The verb is recorded from 1670s. Related, Breakfasted; breakfasting.Spanish almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from Latin admorsus, past participle of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." In common with almuerzo, words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" cf. French déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Spanish desayuno "breakfast"), both from Vulgar Latin *disieiunare "to breakfast," from Latin dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also cf. dine). German Frühstück is from Middle High German vruostücke, literally "early bit." Old English had morgenmete "morning meal."


You should eat breakfast today before you leave for school.

After breakfast they went upstairs to watch a children's movie on the television with Destiny and Jonathan.

Breakfast was on the table when she entered the dining room.

After breakfast she started the laundry while Sarah and Tammy watched a morning children's program.

The breakfast atmosphere was much better than supper.

She glanced at Bordeaux, who was squatting near the fire, putting his breakfast away.

She glanced around the kitchen, knowing she should familiarize herself before breakfast, but feeling uncomfortable about exploring so soon after her arrival.

After breakfast tomorrow she would leave.

We discussed neither Julie nor Howie over breakfast but Betsy joined me when I left for our office.

The condo smelled of breakfast, and he looked around, satisfied to find it clean again.

The Oracle said no more and took Darian's place at the breakfast bar.

"Yully," the owner of the bed and breakfast, Moira, called through the door.

It was time for his master's breakfast, so he went to the kitchens to fetch his food.

"Your breakfast is served," Two said automatically.

Breakfast was on the magic obsidian tray next to the bed.

Even Bird Song's gilded front sign, advertising the bed and breakfast, had been washed of a year's dust from the unpaved side street.

"Breakfast is served, dear," she said, "and I am hungry.

I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.

After we had had some breakfast we went up to see Mr. Anagnos.

Helen didn't come up to my room after supper, and I didn't see her again until breakfast-time.

After breakfast Napoleon in de Beausset's presence dictated his order of the day to the army.

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