Find the word definition

Crossword clues for breakfast

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
breakfast
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a dinner/lunch/breakfast menu
▪ There is an extensive dinner menu, and seafood is a speciality.
bed and breakfast
▪ Is there anyone who does bed and breakfast round here?
breakfast cereal
▪ a bowl of breakfast cereal
breakfast television
buffet breakfast/lunch/supper
▪ The price includes morning coffee, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea.
continental breakfast
cook breakfast/lunch/dinner
▪ Kate was in the kitchen cooking dinner.
dinner/breakfast table
▪ Will you clear the breakfast table?
eat breakfast/lunch/dinner etc
▪ What time do you usually eat lunch?
English breakfast
serve breakfast/lunch/dinner
▪ Breakfast is served until 9 am.
the wedding breakfastBritish English (= the meal after a wedding, usually in the afternoon)
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
continental
▪ Room service is available for continental breakfast and daytime drinks and snacks.
▪ Prices range from $ 59 MondayThursday to $ 179 weekends and holidays. Continental breakfast weekdays; candlelight brunch weekends.
▪ Eating out is convenient and economical. Continental style breakfast from any cafe just over £1; try yoghurt and honey too.
▪ A continental breakfast, with cheeses and meats, is served and dinner is four courses and consists of good home cooking.
▪ Price includes full english, vegetarian or continental style breakfast.
▪ The continental breakfast is supplemented by cheese and ham, and dinner is three courses.
▪ Noise might prove to be a nuisance. Continental breakfast is included in the price.
▪ Each voucher pays for a room with private bath or shower, continental breakfast, hotel service charges and taxes.
early
▪ The sky was cloudy when Giles set off after an early breakfast.
▪ She rises early to prepare breakfast.
▪ The combination of early breakfast, exhaust fumes and nerves is a potent cocktail!
▪ Invite her to an early breakfast.
▪ As far as Liz can remember the idea came upon them rather more casually, one Saturday morning in early November over breakfast.
▪ The cooks were up at 0500 hours, preparing the usual early breakfast for men condemned to hard work.
▪ To fit everything in here you have to be up for an early breakfast.
full
▪ Double rooms with full breakfast are £40 per person per night; dinner is from £20 per person.
▪ The delicious full hot breakfast, complete with cafe lattes, was served in our room.
▪ Then he had gone off to have a full breakfast in the canteen.
▪ The rate also includes full breakfast daily, hotel service charges and taxes but not airfare.
▪ Today, our lifestyles have become more busy, and only 10 percent of us eat a full cooked breakfast.
▪ The cost of your ticket, plus overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast, will be £28.50.
▪ Restaurant serves an excellent three-course meal for about £11; full breakfast in the large cafeteria is £3.75.
▪ The attic rooms are especially spacious and comfortable. Full continental breakfast.
good
▪ Leaving his personal belongings in the room he walks down to enjoy a good breakfast before continuing his journey.
▪ The first thing she did was fix him a good breakfast.
▪ Your private beach Enjoy a cool aperitif Can you think of anywhere better for breakfast?
▪ I always eat a good breakfast in the morning, especially before exercising; now I knew why.
▪ Kippers, kedgeree, kidneys - what a sturdy sound all these good breakfast dishes had.
▪ The Hotel Haselsberger provides a good breakfast supplemented by cheeses hams and cereals.
▪ After a good breakfast at about eight o'clock, I informed the switchboard staff that I was leaving.
hearty
▪ For dining, resort cafeterias often serve hearty, inexpensive breakfasts.
late
▪ All the same, she was late for breakfast.
▪ The girls were late at breakfast, but Mrs Roberts did not mind.
▪ Ernest and Uncle Matthew, back from the top field, were taking a late breakfast.
▪ Surkov, in a Yale T-shirt, was sitting alone at a table when I went down to a late breakfast.
▪ On my return I saw a fully recovered James Dalton, who invited me to join him for a late breakfast.
▪ All the Marcus night nurses were late for breakfast.
light
▪ The volunteers fasted overnight, or for six hours after a light breakfast if the study was carried out in the afternoon.
▪ An evening snack and light breakfast are included.
▪ The race morning East a light breakfast, but don't starve yourself.
▪ There is a small lounge and a light modern breakfast room.
■ NOUN
accommodation
▪ The authority spent £18,500 on bed and breakfast accommodation because its existing hostel was full.
▪ Families favour the Arts Centre over bed and breakfast accommodation because it offers a greater privacy.
▪ For an increasing number of them, bed and breakfast accommodation is all that can be found and many stay there indefinitely.
▪ Sixty-five National Trust tenants offer bed and breakfast accommodation in beautiful areas of countryside protected by the Trust.
▪ Has reduced the number of families in bed and breakfast accommodation.
▪ Last night 100 families were being housed in bed and breakfast accommodation the first time the total has reached three figures.
▪ Last February, fewer than 50 families were in bed and breakfast accommodation in the town.
▪ We will fund the provision of short-term rented housing to reduce the use of bed and breakfast accommodation.
bar
▪ Dining chairs surrounded the breakfast bar table which was covered with the debris of a champagne breakfast.
▪ Sitting on a red vinyl padded stool at the breakfast bar, she told us the sad news.
▪ There is a well-known breakfast bar in town.
buffet
▪ The hotel's restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a substantial and well-prepared choice of meals at other times.
▪ The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner with a choice of menu.
▪ The price includes dinner, bed and buffet breakfast.
▪ A splendid buffet breakfast, and a four course dinner plus salad buffet are served in the rustic style dining room.
▪ There is a buffet breakfast and a wide choice of main courses at dinner, plus a salad buffet.
cereal
▪ Advertisements for breakfast cereals may present a happy, harmonious family in a sunny bright kitchen.
▪ Some products that bear freshness dates are cheeses, breakfast cereals, bakery products, and mayonnaise.
▪ An extra tablespoon sprinkled over the breakfast cereal can help control irritable bowel syndrome, piles, appendicitis and bowel cancer.
▪ It was when I went on breakfast cereals that liquor got me.
▪ The week's snow has become crusty and it yields underfoot, with a crunch like breakfast cereal.
▪ Eaten with milk or cream, they made an acceptable breakfast cereal.
▪ Some foods, such as breakfast cereals, are also fortified with B group vitamins.
▪ Euell Gibbons once claimed on my living room television that some breakfast cereal tasted like hickory nuts.
room
▪ Lovely blacked-up range in the breakfast room.
▪ Breakfast is served in the first floor breakfast room.
▪ Guests may use the small breakfast room at any time for playing cards or as a lounge.
▪ There was a breakfast room set aside for the train party where a piece of the mystery would unravel each morning.
▪ Main meals are served at Villa Maria although the Giordano does have its own breakfast room.
▪ Public rooms include a spacious reception with comfortable lounge and bar area and a fresh, spacious breakfast room.
▪ Clear the breakfast room, Ada.
▪ The Lido Palace facilities include comfortable lounges, a breakfast room, a spacious dining-room and a well-stocked bar.
table
▪ She timed this operation very carefully, applying the glue just as her father was getting up from the breakfast table.
▪ Many parents will admit that before the takeoff they read Jessica stories to their kids over the breakfast table.
▪ As usual the Benn women were having an argument over the breakfast table.
▪ She and Jack were Pyramus and Thisbe for the world and no breakfast table was without them for at least a month.
▪ They left it there, and went back to the breakfast table, to their unfinished bowls of caféaulait.
▪ Do you like to lounge in bed on weekends reading the newspaper or would you rather have coffee at the breakfast table?
▪ It is all white, with maximum workspace and minimum cupboards, and has a built-in breakfast table and matching chairs.
▪ The Gnomes sat together at the end of the breakfast table and waited anxiously for the verdict.
television
▪ Jamie Blandford broke his silence after two jail terms and an estranged marriage, to appear on breakfast television.
▪ The year before, 70 % in a breakfast television poll voted against it.
time
▪ An extra novelty in the 1980 - 1 franchise competition was the new breakfast time contract.
▪ At breakfast time Matilda sat quietly at the dining-room table eating her cornflakes.
▪ Yes, he should probably call her - later, around breakfast time in Rostov.
▪ He was incapable of entering any room quietly, especially at breakfast time.
▪ It was lunchtime for the world, breakfast time at the manor when I arrived.
▪ Brian did not see the two of them until breakfast time the next morning.
▪ Normally, Sunday breakfast time spent reading the papers in bed was one of Kelly's favourite moments, but not today.
▪ At breakfast time in Vancouver, London's office workers began travelling home.
wedding
▪ Before me were the remains of an impromptu wedding breakfast.
▪ It was almost certainly the first wedding breakfast that particular Lyons' teashop had provided.
▪ Gradually the wedding breakfast was breaking up.
■ VERB
bring
▪ So now there's no excuse not to get healthy. Bring back breakfast!
▪ Dad was to bring Mama her breakfast, since that required a minimum of skill to prepare.
▪ Sam brought Quinn his breakfast in bed.
▪ I will introduce you to a Kaika who can train a camel to bring breakfast in the mornings.
▪ Lily brought her breakfast in bed.
▪ When he brought her breakfast, he lingered and spoke softly to her through the bars.
▪ Linda brought him breakfast in bed.
▪ Ordered him out of bed and impatiently interrupted his exercises to bring him downstairs for breakfast.
cook
▪ Soon I saw a small hut where an old man was cooking his breakfast over a fire.
▪ When I rose at five Peter had already finished cooking both breakfast and lunch.
▪ I haven't cooked a large breakfast.
▪ Aida, our maid, arrived to cook me breakfast.
▪ It would take a time to catch and then she could heat the water &038; cook Alisdair's breakfast.
▪ When guests awaken, Hodges will be at the ready to cook breakfast.
▪ She went down to the kitchen and cooked herself a large breakfast.
▪ Ordinarily, he would have been down in the kitchen at that hour, cooking breakfast and preparing to start the day.
eat
▪ You will be eating grape-nuts at breakfast next.
▪ What bliss not to have to eat a huge fried breakfast to please a bacon-happy landlady!
▪ I would rather have boxed than ate breakfast.
▪ Today you are allowed to eat an egg for breakfast if you wish.
▪ While we ate breakfast, I heard the bees.
▪ Neither she nor Nan ate a cooked breakfast.
▪ She said she was coming in here to eat some breakfast.
eaten
▪ He'd eaten his pencil for breakfast!
▪ He had not eaten since breakfast early that morning.
▪ I had been out all day and I had eaten nothing since breakfast.
▪ These were baked on Good Friday and eaten hot for breakfast.
▪ It is usually sliced, fried and eaten for breakfast.
finish
▪ We were expecting a visitor at half-past ten, and I wondered whether Holmes would finish his breakfast before our visitor arrived.
▪ When I rose at five Peter had already finished cooking both breakfast and lunch.
▪ Quite unaware that he had a month's redundancy money coming, Cornelius finished his breakfast.
▪ Waiting and more waiting, thought Claudel as he finished breakfast.
▪ Bowman finished his breakfast in silence, while Poole toyed with the empty coffee container.
▪ When she went down she was surprised to see that Luke was still in the dining-room, finishing his breakfast.
▪ We've just finished a breakfast that makes you realise Cleese must have really researched Fawlty Towers.
include
▪ The price includes bed and breakfast.
▪ The fare, $ 290, includes breakfast and three-course lunch.
▪ Price includes bed and breakfast, however evening meals may be taken at the Leonetto for a supplement.
▪ Rates for double rooms range from $ 290-$ 550, including breakfast and dinner.
▪ Like most package holidays, this includes breakfast at the hotel, but any other meals are additional to the quoted price.
▪ Rooms during foliage season are $ 110 and up, including breakfast.
▪ Left: the Raven range includes breakfasts, lunches and diners.
▪ The registration fee is $ 75, which includes breakfast, lunch, prizes, complimentary beverages and golf.
offer
▪ Tony offered to make breakfast, an event so rare that there was a chance parliament would reconvene at Þingvellir.
▪ The best it can offer is bed and breakfast.
▪ Sixty-five National Trust tenants offer bed and breakfast accommodation in beautiful areas of countryside protected by the Trust.
▪ The handsome restaurant offers ample buffet breakfasts and elaborate evening meals.
▪ The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, excellent service and appetizing food all personally supervised by the resident proprietor.
▪ To the best among them he offered opulent breakfasts ending with stronger drink than coffee.
▪ The restaurant offers a sumptuous buffet-style breakfast each morning and a wide choice of dishes at dinner.
▪ She owns this hotel offering Bed and breakfast accommodation and 4 private houses for families.
serve
▪ The hotel's restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a substantial and well-prepared choice of meals at other times.
▪ Lunch and tea are served aboard; breakfasts are at the hotels.
▪ The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner with a choice of menu.
▪ But have her wake up to the smell of cooking bacon, then serve her breakfast in bed.
▪ She slept, woke up at nine to find out her second mistake: that all hotels everywhere serve breakfast.
▪ For dining, resort cafeterias often serve hearty, inexpensive breakfasts.
▪ They have to serve a cooked breakfast here to meet some kind of official standard.
▪ This trout recipe is served for breakfast at the inn but works well for a homey dinner.
sit
▪ He sat over breakfast in a cafeteria for a long time, reading the Sunday papers.
▪ They come upstairs and sit around the breakfast table.
▪ The mail arrived early and he opened his letters as he sat at the breakfast table.
▪ For weeks we sit down to breakfast and dinner with these chopped heads on top of us.
▪ She thanked him for saving them and sat down to breakfast, after which they started again upon their journey.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a breakfast bar
eat sb alive/eat sb for breakfast
make a dog's breakfast of sth
power breakfast/lunch etc
▪ The perfect hit, the literary equivalent to a high-octane power lunch.
▪ Whether it's a power lunch or a romantic dinner, a meal at Cicada always feels like a special occasion.
working breakfast/lunch/dinner
▪ Gannon explained recently during a working lunch downtown.
▪ He has working lunches with his team to discuss and develop their approach to managing people for profit.
▪ The afternoon rehearsal started late because Meredith was at a working lunch in Rose's office.
▪ The real business gets done at working lunches and small dinner parties.
▪ You might then have a working dinner with a business speaker.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ After breakfast we went for a walk on the beach.
▪ During breakfast, I usually read the paper.
▪ George was having his breakfast when the phone rang.
▪ What do you want for breakfast - cereal or toast?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A lavish breakfast buffet, included in the room rate, is served on a patio overlooking the beach.
▪ After breakfast I ventured forth, and was at once overwhelmed by the beauty and the scale of the buildings.
▪ He had breakfast in the kitchen with Campbell, while Bonita got her through breakfast and ready for school.
▪ I have been waiting two hours for breakfast, and I am dripping wet.
▪ It would take a time to catch and then she could heat the water & cook Alisdair's breakfast.
▪ The best it can offer is bed and breakfast.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Breakfast

Breakfast \Break"fast\, v. t. To furnish with breakfast.
--Milton.

Breakfast

Breakfast \Break"fast\, n. [Break + fast.]

  1. The first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal.

    A sorry breakfast for my lord protector.
    --Shak.

  2. A meal after fasting, or food in general.

    The wolves will get a breakfast by my death.
    --Dryden.

Breakfast

Breakfast \Break"fast\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. breakfasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Breakfasting.] To break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day.

First, sir, I read, and then I breakfast.
--Prior.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
breakfast

mid-15c., from break (v.) + fast (n.). An Old English word for it was undernmete (see undern), also morgenmete "morning meal.". The verb is recorded from 1670s. Related: Breakfasted; breakfasting.\n

\nSpanish 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;" compare French déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Spanish desayuno "breakfast"), both from Vulgar Latin *disieiunare "to breakfast," from Latin dis- "apart, in a different direction from" + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also compare dine). German Frühstück is from Middle High German vruostücke, literally "early bit."

Wiktionary
breakfast

n. The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To eat the morning meal. 2 (context transitive English) To serve breakfast to.

WordNet
breakfast

n. the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

breakfast
  1. v. eat an early morning meal; "We breakfast at seven"

  2. provide breakfast for

Wikipedia
Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of a day, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day's work. Some believe it to be the most important meal of the day. Among English speakers, "breakfast" can be used to refer to this meal or to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods (such as eggs, porridge and sausage) served at any time of day. The word literally refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night.

Breakfast foods vary widely from place to place, but often include a carbohydrate such as grains or cereals, fruit, vegetables, a protein food such as eggs, meat or fish, and a beverage such as tea, coffee, milk, or fruit juice. Coffee, milk, tea, juice, breakfast cereals, pancakes, waffles, sausages, French toast, bacon, sweetened breads, fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, baked beans, muffins, crumpets and toast with butter, margarine, jam or marmalade are common examples of Western breakfast foods, though a large range of preparations and ingredients are associated with breakfast globally.

Breakfast (TV series)

Breakfast is the longest running morning show on Studio 23, a television channel in the Philippines. It was aired on ANC from 1999 to 2001. It is hosted by Atom Araullo, Patty Laurel, Asia Agcaoili and JC Cuadrado. It is also the Morning Show for the Filipino Youth. It airs from 6:00 am to 7:30 am, Mondays to Fridays. The show, together with Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas, went to their last episode on June 22, 2007.

Breakfast (TVNZ)

Breakfast (also referred to as TVNZ Breakfast), is a New Zealand morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on TV ONE, produced by ONE News. Debuting on 11 August 1997, it was the first of its genre in New Zealand. Originally a two-hour show, it has been expanded by one hour.

Breakfasts dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until 2008, when TV3 launched Sunrise. Sunrise struggled against Breakfast in the ratings until Sunrise went off air because of financial issues in April 2010, leaving Breakfast the only morning news and talk show in New Zealand until TV3 launched their second attempt at a morning news show, Firstline, in 2011. Breakfast is currently the highest-rated morning news and talk show since 11 August 1997.

Breakfast (disambiguation)

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It may also refer to:

Breakfast (Chiddy Bang album)

Breakfast is the debut studio album by American rap duo Chiddy Bang, released in the United States through I.R.S. Records and Virgin Records on February 21, 2012 and outside the U.S. through Regal Recordings on March 5, 2012. The album includes the singles " Mind Your Manners" and " Ray Charles".

Breakfast (Syrup)

"Breakfast (Syrup)" is a song by American recording artist Kreayshawn, released May 22, 2012 as the second single from her debut studio album Somethin' Bout Kreay (2012). The song features guest vocals from southern rapper 2 Chainz, with whom Kreayshawn previously collaborated with on his song "Murder" for his T.R.U. REALigion (2011) mixtape.

Breakfast (Australian TV program)

Breakfast was an Australian breakfast television program which aired live on Network Ten on weekdays, as well as a weekly highlights program on Saturday at 11:00am. It had a format consisting of news, sport and weather updates every half hour from 6:00am to 8:00am with a mixture of debate, current affairs and regular segments in between. The show originally ran from 6:00am–9:00am on weekdays preceding The Circle before being shortened to a two-and-a-half hour show, as part of the Mornings on Ten lineup. The presenting line-up consisted of Paul Henry and Kathryn Robinson, along with broadcast meteorologist Magdalena Roze who presented weather updates, while News & Sport updates were presented by various Network Ten journalists. Before being made redundant at Ten, Deborah Knight participated in Breakfast's audition. However,current Today newsreader Wendy Kingston was offered the permanent position but had to decline as she was pregnant.

The show differed from other breakfast shows by being mostly unscripted, replacing Ten's previous line-up of Ten Early News and children's programming including Toasted TV, Totally Wild, Scope and Wurrawhy. This is not Network Ten's first foray into the breakfast program market, with the network airing Australia's first breakfast program, Good Morning Australia, from 1981 to 1992.

Although the show was originally planned for a 27 February 2012 starting date, due to the political crisis Breakfast began on 23 February 2012. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, and following the axing of The Circle, Breakfast adjusted its format. However, on 12 November 2012, it was announced that Breakfast would broadcast its 202nd and final show on 30 November 2012.

Usage examples of "breakfast".

She hurried through her ablutions and ordered a sustabar for breakfast.

In a second she was giving her own breakfast to Abo, who neither thanked her or acknowledged her presence.

After breakfast I sent for mine host and ordered an excellent supper for five persons, feeling certain that Don Sancio, whom I expected in the evening, would not refuse to honour me by accepting my invitation, and with that idea I made up my mind to go without my dinner.

I thanked him for doing Margarita the honour of accepting a cup of coffee from her hands, and begged him to take one with me, saying I would breakfast with him next morning.

Seregil inhaled the familiar morning smells of the tower as he and Alec headed up to the workroom the next morning- the mingled incense of parchment, candle smoke, and herbs overlaid with the more immediate aromas of breakfast.

O clock and took a hearty alfresco breakfast with his officers under the shade of a spread tarpaulin and then, from the rear seat of the Rolls, he gave a clenched fist cavalry order to advance.

If the tourist forgets and comes down to breakfast without his alpenstock he goes back and gets it, and stands it up in the corner.

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.

The pictures with which the closet where we breakfasted was adorned were admirable more from the colouring and the design than from the amorous combats they represented.

When she was once more as beautiful as ever I felt as if I must die if I did not hold her in my arms again, and I bought a magnificent pier-glass and a splendid breakfast service in Dresden china, and sent them to her with an amorous epistle which must have made her think me either the most extravagant or the most cowardly of men.

I accosted her, apologizing for not having stayed to breakfast, but she said I had done quite right, adding that if I had not chosen a country house she hoped I would take one her husband would probably mention to me that evening.

As he had promised, Arak showed up just after the group had eaten breakfast and asked if everyone was ready for the didactic session.

But while he basked in his new happiness I travelled in my close stuffy envelope to Dulminster, and after having been tossed in and out of bags, shuffled, stamped, thumped, tied up, and generally shaken about, I arrived one morning at Dulminster Archdeaconry, and was laid on the breakfast table among other appetising things to greet Mrs.

An armadillo was rooting through the grass in search of its breakfast.

Before she went downstairs to set the house astir, Alaina bent to brush a kiss upon his lips, and Cole had only just begun to miss her cheery presence when she returned, bearing a tray laden with his breakfast.