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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
1300-1350
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."