bread: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bred), [key]
— n.
  1. a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked.
  2. food or sustenance; livelihood: to earn one's bread.
  3. money.
  4. the wafer or bread used in a Eucharistic service.
    1. to eat a meal, esp. in companionable association with others.
    2. to distribute or participate in Communion.
  5. to act generously or charitably with no thought of personal gain.
  6. to be aware of those things that are to one's own advantage.
  7. to deprive someone of livelihood.
  1. to cover with breadcrumbs or meal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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