Definition of Bread

1. Noun. Food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked.

2. Verb. Cover with bread crumbs. "Bread the pork chops before frying them"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cover

3. Noun. Informal terms for money.
Exact synonyms: Boodle, Cabbage, Clams, Dinero, Dough, Gelt, Kale, Lettuce, Lolly, Loot, Lucre, Moolah, Pelf, Scratch, Shekels, Simoleons, Sugar, Wampum
Generic synonyms: Money
Derivative terms: Cabbage

Definition of Bread

1. v. t. To spread.

2. n. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.

3. v. t. To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets.

Definition of Bread

1. Noun. A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals ¹

2. Noun. Any variety of bread ¹

3. Noun. (slang) money ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to coat with breadcrumbs ¹

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Definition of Bread

1. to cover with crumbs of bread (a baked foodstuff made from flour) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bread

1. 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking. Raised bread is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm milk or water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given time to rise before baking. Cream of tartar bread is raised by the action of an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or ammonium bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate of potassium) or some acid. Unleavened bread is usually mixed with water and salt only. Aerated bread. See Aerated. Bread and butter, means of living. Brown bread, Indian bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread. See Brown bread, under Brown. Bread tree. See Breadfruit. 2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general. "Give us this day our daily bread." (Matt. Vi. 11) Origin: AS. Bread; akin to OFries. Brad, OS. Brd, D. Brood, G. Brod, brot, Icel. Brau, Sw. & Dan. Brod. The root is probably that of E. Brew. See Brew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bread

breach of contract
breach of duty
breach of promise
breach of the covenant of warranty
breach of the peace
breach of trust
breach of trust with fraudulent intent
breach of warranty
bread (current term)

Literary usage of Bread

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"S'7Ar of bread, who shall sell or cause to be sold Ьг'4/l in <iny other manner thun by weight, is subject to penalties, provided that ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The name hott in liturgy is given to the bread used in the celebration of the ... Christ at the Last Supper consecrated bread and wine, and prescribed their ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"bread and cheese were carried in the wedding procession to treat the first person met; ... bread and cheese were in like manner carried with a newborn babe, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"This is by no means a negligible increase in the bread supply, ... In spite of repeated statements to the contrary, bread made from 80 per cent, ..."

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