[n. ri-past, -pahst, ree-past, -pahst; v. ri-past, -pahst]
a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast.
a meal: the evening repast.
the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime.
Archaic. the taking of food, as at a meal.
Obsolete, food.
verb (used without object)
to eat or feast (often followed by on or upon ).

1300–50; Middle English (noun) < Old French, derivative (compare past < Latin pāstus fodder) of repaistre to eat a meal < Late Latin repāscere to feed regularly, equivalent to Latin re- re- + pāscere to feed (cf. pasture) Unabridged
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repast (rɪˈpɑːst)
1.  a meal or the food provided at a meal: a light repast
2.  archaic
 a.  food in general; nourishment
 b.  the act of taking food or refreshment
3.  archaic (intr) to feed (on)
[C14: from Old French, from repaistre to feed, from Late Latin repāscere to nourish again, from Latin re- + pāscere to feed, pasture (of animals)]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. repast "a meal," from L.L. repastus "meal," prop. pp. of repascere "to feed again," from L. re- "repeatedly" + pascere "to graze" (see pastor).
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Example sentences
Locals flock to them, often making a hearty late-morning repast their only meal
  of the day, prior to dinner.
The menu is balanced to allow you to partake of a three-course meal or a
  late-night light repast.
The organism produces a toxin that makes plants the last repast of common
  insect pests.
The standard repast is a little bowl of caviar with toast points, a bit of
  chopped egg, the usual.
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