Crossword clues for bread
- Communion offering
- Challah, e.g.
- Wonder product
- Moolah ... or the makeup of the ends of the answers to the starred clues
- Gluten-rich food
- Places where wheat is stored?
- Food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
- Informal terms for money
- ___ and 38-Across (meager meal)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bread \Bread\, v. t. (Cookery) To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets.
Bread \Bread\ (br[e^]d), v. t. [AS. br[ae]dan to make broad, to
spread. See Broad, a.]
To spread. [Obs.]
Bread \Bread\ (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre['a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br["o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See Brew.]
An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
Raised bread is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm milk or water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given time to rise before baking.
Cream of tartar bread is raised by the action of an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or ammonium bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate of potassium) or some acid.
Unleavened bread is usually mixed with water and salt only.
A["e]rated bread. See under A["e]rated.
Bread and butter (fig.), means of living.
Brown bread, Indian bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread. See Brown bread, under Brown.
Bread tree. See Breadfruit.
Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
Give us this day our daily bread.
--Matt. vi. 11
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bread "bit, crumb, morsel; bread," cognate with Old Norse brauð, Danish brød, Old Frisian brad, Middle Dutch brot, Dutch brood, German Brot. According to one theory [Watkins, etc.] from Proto-Germanic *brautham, which would be from the root of brew (v.) and refer to the leavening.\n
\nBut OED argues at some length for the basic sense being not "cooked food" but "piece of food," and the Old English word deriving from a Proto-Germanic *braudsmon- "fragments, bits" (cognate with Old High German brosma "crumb," Old English breotan "to break in pieces") and being related to the root of break (v.). It cites Slovenian kruh "bread," literally "a piece."\n
\nEither way, by c.1200 it had replaced the usual Old English word for "bread," which was hlaf (see loaf (n.)). Slang meaning "money" dates from 1940s, but compare breadwinner. Bread-and-butter in the figurative sense of "basic needs" is from 1732. Bread and circuses (1914) is from Latin, in reference to food and entertainment provided by governments to keep the populace happy. "Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses" [Juvenal, Sat. x.80].
"to dress with bread crumbs," 1727, from bread (n.). Related: Breaded; breading.
Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) A foodstuff made by bake dough made from cereals. vb. (context transitive English) to coat with breadcrumbs Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete or UK dialectal Scotland English) breadth. Etymology 3
vb. (context transitive dialectal English) To make broad; spread. Etymology 4
alt. (context transitive English) To form in meshes; net. n. A piece of embroidery; a braid. vb. (context transitive English) To form in meshes; net.
v. cover with bread crumbs; "bread the pork chops before frying them"
Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history it has been popular around the world and is one of the oldest artificial foods, having been of importance since the dawn of agriculture.
There are many combinations and proportions of types of flour and other ingredients, and also of different traditional recipes and modes of preparation of bread. As a result, there are wide varieties of types, shapes, sizes, and textures of breads in various regions. Bread may be leavened by one of many different processes, ranging from reliance on naturally occurring microbes (so-called " sourdough" recipes) to addition of chemicals or industrially produced yeast to high-pressure artificial aeration methods during preparation or baking. However, some products are cooked before they can leaven, sometimes for traditional or religious reasons. Many non-cereal ingredients may be included, ranging from fruits and nuts to various fats. Commercial bread in particular commonly contains additives, some of them non-nutritive, to improve flavor, texture, color, shelf life, or ease of manufacturing.
Depending on local custom and convenience, bread may be served in various forms at any meal of the day. It also is eaten as a snack, or used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations, such as fried items coated in crumbs to prevent sticking, or the bland main component of a bread pudding, or stuffings designed to fill cavities or retain juices that otherwise might drip away.
Partly because of its importance as a basic foodstuff, bread has a social and emotional significance beyond its importance in nutrition; it plays essential roles in religious rituals and secular culture. Its prominence in daily life is reflected in language, where it appears in proverbs, colloquial expressions ("He stole the bread from my mouth"), in prayer ("Give us this day our daily bread") and even in the etymology of words, such as "companion" and "company" (from Latin com "with" + panis "bread").
Bread is a group of staple foods. Bread or BREAD may also refer to:
Bread is a 1924 American drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger. The film stars Mae Busch.
Bread was an American soft rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were an example of what later was labeled as soft rock.
The band consisted of David Gates ( vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Robb Royer (bass, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder, backing vocals). Mike Botts ( drums, percussion) joined in the summer of 1969 and Larry Knechtel (keyboards, bass, guitar, harmonica) replaced Royer in 1971.
Bread peaked at #127 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The re-recorded track "It Don't Matter to Me" was issued as a single after the release of Bread's second album, On the Waters, and the #1 success of " Make It with You" in the summer of 1970. "It Don't Matter to Me" peaked at #2 and #10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary and Pop Singles charts, respectively.
Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC1 from 1 May 1986 to 3 November 1991.
The series focused on the devoutly- Catholic and extended Boswell family of Liverpool, in the district of Dingle, led by its matriarch Nellie ( Jean Boht) through a number of ups and downs as they tried to make their way through life in Thatcher's Britain with no visible means of support. The street shown at the start of each programme is Elswick Street. A family called Boswell had also featured in Lane's earlier sitcom The Liver Birds and Lane said in interviews that the two families were probably related.
Nellie's feckless and estranged husband, Freddie ( Ronald Forfar), left her for another woman known as 'Lilo Lill' ( Eileen Pollock). Her children Joey, Jack, Adrian, Aveline and Billy continued to live in the family home in Kelsall Street and contributed money to the central family fund, largely through benefit fraud and the sale of stolen goods.
In a 2004 poll to find Britain's Best Sitcom, Bread came 39th.
Usage examples of "bread".
But Mary was shy of acceding to such invitations and at last frankly told her friend Patience, that she would not again break bread in Greshamsbury in any house in which she was not thought fit to meet the other guests who habitually resorted there.
I did not dare to light my lamp before this creature, and as night drew on he decided on accepting some bread and Cyprus wine, and he was afterwards obliged to do as best he could with my mattress, which was now the common bed of all new-comers.
For two years he had lived on brown bread and dried apples, in order that he could save enough to buy a newspaper plant for the advocacy of reforms.
So he went to his place and fell asleep and slept long, while the women went down to acre and meadow, or saw to the baking of bread or the sewing of garments, or went far afield to tend the neat and the sheep.
Our great Washington found that out, and the British officer that beat Bonaparte, the bread they gave him turned sour afore he got half through the loaf.
The first is that the albuminoids which it contains are largely soluble, and this means that good light bread from germy flour is impossible.
There were anchovies and olives and tasteless Mediterranean fish with brown bread and a lobster and hard cheese, all washed down with Aleatico from Elba.
Seregil and Alec warmed themselves gratefully at the cheerful blaze on the hearth while their host shuffled about with practiced efficiency, setting out bread, soup, and boiled eggs for them at the scrubbed wooden table.
Gathering up the dishes, Alec carried them away and returned with a mug of water and a bit of bread.
She had eaten a slice of bread with a bit of honey for breakfast, but now the sun eased towards the horizon, and Amelle was hungry.
It was the same mixture of cheese, bread and bacon they had eaten on their first morning in Amicus, and it was even less appetizing this time around.
Monica, chicken and andouille gumbo, and bread pudding in whiskey sauce.
Jenna got back, Mac Ard was sitting at the table with a plate of boiled potatoes, mutton, and bread, and a mug of tea in front of him.
I have artichokes with Parmesan cheese, just a little bite of the excellent bread, a few sips of red wine, a plate of eggplant and peppers, and gigantic portions of rib steak, chicken, and lamb.
When the eggs are nicely poached, remove the eggs, with the asparagus below, on to rounds of toasted and buttered bread.