Definition of Break bread

1. Verb. Have a meal, usually with company. "Sam and Sue break bread"; "The early Christian disciples broke bread together"

Generic synonyms: Eat

Definition of Break bread

1. Verb. To eat a meal, especially to eat a shared meal with friends. ¹

2. Verb. (Christianity) To take part in Holy Communion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Break Bread

break-even point
break-even points
break a law
break a leg
break a sweat
break apart
break away
break bad
break bread (current term)
break bulk
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancing
break down
break even
break free
break ground
break in
break into
break it down
break loose
break new ground

Literary usage of Break bread

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

1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"Temple;' and in alleging the instance of S. Paul at Troas and the Christian assembly there, he imagines that their meeting in the evening ' to break bread' ..."

2. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1903)
"... they shall not be buried : neither shall men wail for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them ;* 7 neither shall men break (bread) ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"It may not hare assumed indeed, as yet, the character of a distinct liturgical act ; but when they met to break bread, it was with new thoughts and hopes, ..."

4. History of the Republican Party: Embracing Its Origin, Growth and Mission by Frank Abial Flower (1884)
"... but Come Apparently from a More Noteworthy Source—Major Bovay tells the Whole Story—Greeley and Bovay break bread and Read Telegrams from the Whig ..."

5. Essays in Modern Theology and Related Subjects: Gathered and Published as a by Charles Augustus Briggs, Crawford Howell Toy (1911)
"167, "Not shall they break bread in sorrow to comfort him because of the dead ; the Heb. cp"? ID-ID* (rd. nr)!? for an*) is translated by ..."

6. 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)
""And on the Lord's day come together and break bread and give thanks, haying first confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. ..."

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