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Monday, May 17, 1999

Definitions for repast

  1. Something taken as food; a meal.

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Citations for repast
This repast could scarcely have been digested before a "tea" of fresh bread, butter, cheese, cold meat, and cake was served at half past six. Joan Druett, Hen Frigates
On June 1, 1563, in Basel, Thomas sat down to a meal, probably the evening repast. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, The Beggar and the Professor (translated by Arthur Goldhammer)
Origin of repast
Repast comes from Old French repaistre, "to feed," from Latin re- + pascere, "to feed." It is related to pasture, "the grass grown for the feeding of grazing animals, or the land used for grazing."