bread
Pronunciation
  • (Australia) enPR: brĕd, IPA: /bɹɛd/, /bɹeːd/
  • (British, America) enPR: brĕd, IPA: /bɹɛd/
Noun

bread

  1. (uncountable) A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals.
    • 1981, Shel Silverstein, “How Many, How Much”, A Light in the Attic, Harper & Row:
      How many slices in a[sic] bread? / Depends how thin you cut it.
  2. (countable) Any variety of bread.
  3. (slang, US) Money.
  4. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 4:11 ↗:
      Give us this day our daily bread.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: pain
  • German: Brot
  • Russian: хлеб
Verb

bread (breads, present participle breading; past and past participle breaded)

  1. (transitive) to coat with breadcrumbs
Translations Noun

bread (plural breads)

  1. (obsolete or UK dialectal, Scotland) Breadth.
Verb

bread (breads, present participle breading; past and past participle breaded)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To make broad; spread.
Verb

bread (breads, present participle breading; past and past participle breaded)

  1. (transitive) To form in meshes; net.
Noun

bread (plural breads)

  1. A piece of embroidery; a braid.



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