the first meal of the day; morning meal: A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.
the food eaten at the first meal of the day: a breakfast of bacon and eggs.
verb (used without object)
to eat breakfast: He breakfasted on bacon and eggs.
verb (used with object)
to supply with breakfast: We breakfasted the author in the finest restaurant.

1425–75; late Middle English brekfast. See break, fast2

breakfaster, noun
breakfastless, adjective
postbreakfast, adjective Unabridged
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breakfast (ˈbrɛkfəst)
1.  a.  the first meal of the day
 b.  (as modifier): breakfast cereal; a breakfast room
2.  the food at this meal
3.  (in the Caribbean) a midday meal
4.  to eat or supply with breakfast
[C15: from break + fast²]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from break (v.) + fast (n.). The verb is recorded from 1670s. The Sp. almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from L. admorsus, pp. of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." Like almuerzo,
words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" cf. Fr. déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Sp. desayuno "breakfast"), both from V.L. *disieiunare "to breakfast," from L. dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also cf. dine).
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Example sentences
Many dieters believe that eating a big breakfast will help prevent overeating
  at lunch and dinner.
Breakfast on the road can either be triste or transcendent.
She's early for her only interview, and she can justify the expense of one good
High-fiber breakfast cereal is a good way to get both types of fiber content.
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